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Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyer Is Left-Wing Activist, Undermined Bill Clinton's Accuser's Case

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Having survived everything already thrown at him both before and during his confirmation hearings, Judge Brett Kavanaugh seemed set for a confirmation vote as the next justice of the Supreme Court this week … until California Sen. Dianne Feinstein dropped an anonymous allegation of sexual misconduct against the judge last week about an incident that was purported to have occurred more than 35 years ago.

Kavanaugh’s accuser — Christine Blasey Ford — came forward publicly over the weekend to make her claim, and while there is plenty that could be debated with regard to the credibility — or lack thereof — of the accusations lodged by the liberal anti-Trump college professor, let’s instead take a look at the anti-Trump liberal attorney she hired to represent her.

According to Townhall, that attorney is Washington, D.C., lawyer Debra Katz, a prominent and vocal supporter of left-wing causes and institutions with a history of dismissing allegations of sexual improprieties lodged against liberal politicians, as well as making debasing and demeaning smears against members of President Donald Trump’s administration.

In March 2017, according to Townhall, Katz stated in a Facebook post that Trump’s advisers were “miscreants” — people who behave badly or criminally — and said, “The term ‘basket of deplorables’ is far too generous a description for these people who are now Senior Trump advisors.” (Townhall’s piece contained a screen shot of the purported Facebook post but no link.)

According to Townhall, which cited the Open Secrets campaign donation site, Katz has also donated no less than $26,000 to Democrat politicians since 2004, including former Sen. John Kerry, former President Barack Obama and failed candidate Hillary Clinton.

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She has also donated quite generously to Democrat Party institutions and allies, such as leftist smear merchants MoveOn.org, the Democratic National Committee Services Corp and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to Townhall.

But perhaps the most hypocritical aspect of this whole charade is the fact that, while Katz insists that Ford’s unverifiable and evidence-free accusation from more than 35 years ago must be wholly believed at face value, she is known for vehemently defending liberal politicians like former President Bill Clinton and former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken from similar allegations of sexual misconduct — largely by discrediting and smearing the accusers.

In the late 1990s, Katz served as an unofficial defender of then-President Bill Clinton in the media against the allegations of sexual misconduct put forward by Clinton accuser Paula Jones, which Katz summarily dismissed.

In 1998, Katz told The New York Times that Jones had no real case because she was incapable of proving the alleged harassment was “severe and pervasive.

Does the hypocritically partisan nature of Kavanaugh's accuser's attorney reflect on the credibility of her claims?

“If a woman came to me with a similar fact pattern, that is someone in the company above her propositioned her but only once and she suffered no tangible job detriment,” she said. “I would probably tell her that ‘I’m sorry, it’s unfair, but you don’t have a case.’”

The Times added that “Katz said that courts have generally held that a one-time proposition does not constitute harassment. If it’s one time, it has to be severe, almost a sexual assault, not just a touching of somebody’s breast or buttocks or even forceful kissing.”

Moving much closer to the present time, we see that Katz jumped to the defense of then-Sen. Franken when photos emerged that showed him mock groping a sleeping woman.

In an interview with The New York Times, Katz suggested that since Franken wasn’t a powerful senator at the time of that incident, and was merely an entertainer, the incident should be dismissed as not truly being sexual harassment or misconduct.

In an interview with the “Today” show on Monday, Katz said her client had not political motivations for accusing Kavanaugh.

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So, when liberal politicians are accused of groping, forcing themselves on women or otherwise acting inappropriately in a sexual manner, Katz is quick to dismiss such allegations as meaningless.

Yet, when similar allegations from even longer ago than the aforementioned cases are leveled against a public figure on the right like Judge Kavanaugh — which took place long prior to his becoming a powerful figure with any level of authority — the accusations hold merit and should be believed without question.

This Republican-hating liberal attorney is a hypocrite of the worst sort, and setting aside completely Kavanaugh’s accuser’s claims, does a disservice to her client’s credibility simply by virtue of her own politically biased actions as an obvious partisan of the left.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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