I actually went and read through the main parts of the 414 page Senate Committee report.
Committee investigators found no verifiable evidence that supported Dr. Ford’s allegations against Justice Kavanaugh. The witnesses that Dr. Ford identified as individuals who could corroborate her allegations failed to do so, and in fact, contradicted her.
Committee investigators found no verifiable evidence to support Ramirez’s allegations.
The Committee found no verifiable evidence to support Swetnick’s allegations. Indeed, the evidence appears to support the position that Julie Swetnick and Mr. Avenatti criminally conspired to make materially false statements to the Committee and obstruct the Committee’s investigation. Accordingly, the Committee referred both to the Department of Justice and FBI for investigation and potential violations of 18 U.S.C. § 371, § 1001, and § 1505 on October 25, 2018. In addition, on October 26, 2018, the Committee made a second criminal referral against Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department and FBI for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 (knowingly providing materially false statements) and 1505 (obstruction of a congressional investigation), based upon the NBC story that evidenced that Mr. Avenatti may have fabricated allegations by a second declarant.
Rhode Island allegation:
The Committee found no verifiable evidence to support the allegations. Indeed, the evidence appears to support the position that [blacked out] provided false information. Accordingly, the Committee referred both to the Department of Justice and FBI for investigation and potential violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1001 (knowingly providing materially false statements), and § 1505 (obstruction of a congressional investigation).
The Committee found no evidence to support the allegations in the anonymous Colorado letter. The alleged victim of the incident—the woman Justice Kavanaugh was dating when he authored parts of the Starr Report—denied the event ever took place. Justice Kavanaugh similarly denied engaging in the alleged conduct. The letter is anonymous, and the Committee has no way to identify the sender for further investigation. The Committee found no verifiable evidence to support the allegations.
The Committee found no credible evidence to support the allegations in the Jane Doe letter. Justice Kavanaugh denied engaging in the alleged conduct. The letter is anonymous, and the Committee has no way to identify the sender for further investigation. Although Judy MunroLeighton emailed several Senate offices to claim responsibility for the letter, she later admitted that she was not the author of it and merely used it as a “ploy” to “get attention” and had never met Justice Kavanaugh.
Basically, Kavanaugh was enraged for good reason. Lots of people were falsely accusing him of terrible things. Not just 1 or 2 or 3 but 6 different allegations have come up that have all proved immaterial. Many in fact were simply made up for attention or ulterior motives.
I don’t doubt that Ford believes it was Kavanaugh who groped
raped her, but it’s likely someone who looks like Kavanaugh and/or a false memory.
For the former, in a Senate report there were two interesting entries that are eerily like Ford’s allegations:
(Sept. 24, Sept. 25): [Blacked out] stated that after graduating from high school in Hampton, Virginia in 1982, he made several trips to D.C. that summer. During one of the trips, he attended a house party where he kissed and made out with a woman he met who he believes could have been Dr. Ford. said that based on old photographs of Justice Kavanaugh he has seen on the news, he believes the two of them share a similar appearance.
(Sept. 26): [Blacked out] stated that when he was a 19 year-old college student, he visited D.C. over spring break and kissed a girl he believes was Dr. Ford. He said that the kiss happened in the bedroom of a house which was about a 15-to-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro, that Dr. Ford was wearing a swimsuit under her clothing, and that the kissing ended when a friend jumped on them as a joke. said that the woman initiated the kissing and that he did not force himself on her.
In particular, the 2nd one is almost word for word on her accusations of Kavanaugh and Judge.
For the latter, Ben Sharipo notes that in this Newsweek article:
One report from the U.S. National Research Council explains that eyewitnesses are notoriously unreliable: “Unknown to the individual, memories are forgotten, reconstructed, updated, and distorted.” Elizabeth Loftus of the University of Washington points out that memories can easily be distorted by misinformation; in her words, memories are “more easily modified, for instance, when the passage of time allows the original memory to fade.” False memories “are constructed by combining actual memories with the content of suggestions received from others.” In a small-scale study performed by Loftus, fully 25 percent of respondents remembered false events constructed for them, and insisted that those events were real memories.
Whatever the case, Ford was likely not assaulted by Kavanaugh, and the smear campaign was a smear campaign.
Of course, you’ll not hear a peep of this in the mainstream media that Kavanaugh is innocent. I did a search for it and only saw it in Fox News and a couple other small time papers.