by Ruby Henley
Although it has been disputed by some Fact Check sites that the group ‘CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY’ is connected to George Soros, the group is heavily funded by Soros.
I wrote an article several days back called, “The Resistance Group ‘CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY’ Is Taking Credit For Stopping The Kavanaugh Confirmation Process.”
In it I stated the following –
QUOTE – Jeff Flake was confronted by protesters from the CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY in an elevator ahead of Kavanaugh vote. I think there were two protestors, and they were aggressive. .
Protestors should not have the power to run the government. I am enraged this group had the power to affect Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation like this.
On the eve of what would originally have been Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, 128 protesters were arrested in Senate offices calling Brett Kavanaugh “disgusting.”
The Center for Popular Democracy began protests with a mass arrest in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Protestors had split into three groups, each visiting the Washington offices of Senators Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, and Ben Sasse.
“She has information he’s a sexual predator,” the group’s leader replied, “If she’s not ready to commit to a ‘no,’ we’ll have to shut this office down.” Moments later, Capitol police moved in to cuff a group of protesters who ceaselessly sang “we believe Dr. Ford, we believe Deborah Ramirez, we believe Anita Hill” — the latter, a callback to Justice Clarence Thomas’ accuser upon his nomination in 1991.
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I did not mention ties to George Soros, as at that time I could not find validation.
However, the validation did surface to support the link between CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY and Soros.
This article appeared today – October 4 2018. www.rt.com/usa/440314-kavanaugh-soros-popular-democracy/
A spokesman for Open Society Foundations said that the organization has “long supported the work of the Center for Popular Democracy,” but emphasized that Archila was acting “entirely independent of OSF’s support.”
Moving videos of women confronting senators over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination have been framed as grassroots activism, but they were actually made by an organization that receives massive funding from George Soros.
A number of videos have surfaced in recent days showing activists giving Republican senators an earful about their support for Kavanaugh’s nomination. The most piercing of these interactions came last week, when Republican Senator Jeff Flake was confronted at the US Capitol by two women who said they were survivors of sexual assault.
The two women berated Flake for voicing support for the nominee, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault and misconduct. Flake appeared visibly unsettled in the video, and he acknowledged that the interaction may have influenced his decision to press for an FBI probe into the allegations.
The ambush, it seems, paid off – but there’s more to the story. One of the women who confronted Flake, Ana Maria Archila, is the co-executive director of a non-profit activist group called Center for Popular Democracy (CPD). The organization, as it turns out, receives generous funding from liberal billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
Records show that Soros is one of the three largest donors to CPD, with his organization giving $130,000 in 2014 and $1,164,500 in 2015. Soros gave an additional $1.5 million to the group in 2016 and 2017.
Soros also donated $1.2 million to sister organization Center for Popular Democracy Action, which organized protests against Kavanaugh’s nomination hearings in early September, resulting in some 200 arrests. END OF QUOTE
The woman speaking in the video is Archilla –
I just wanted to make the connection between George Soros and the group CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY clear.
Even as Mitch McConnell calls for a Friday vote on Kavanaugh’s status to the Supreme Court, anti-Kavanaugh protestors continue to corrupt the Judicial system of the United States. They are hypocrites, who want nothing but their own way. This Country cannot afford to allow these people into areas in which they can harass lawmakers, who hold We The People’s welfare in their hands.
When they said, they must ‘shut down this office’ if they did not have their way, that is a hard core warning to our government – these people are dangerous – they are not innocent protestors.
Mitch McConnell has put out the following statement –
“I want to make it clear to these people who are chasing my members around the hall here, or harassing them at the airports, or going to their homes, we will not be intimidated by these people. There is no chance in the world that they’re going to scare us out of doing our duty.”
It seems the report has been reviewed successfully. Senator Grassley says he will be voting in favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
.@ChuckGrassley: “I’ve now received a committee staff briefing on the FBI’s supplement to Judge Kavanaugh’s background investigation file. There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know…no hint of misconduct…It’s time to vote. I’ll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.” pic.twitter.com/EqH0sPlBDm
— Senate Judiciary (@senjudiciary) October 4, 2018
GRASSLEY PUT OUT THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE –
October 04, 2018
Grassley: With FBI Work Complete, It’s Time to Vote
WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa issued the following statement about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
“I’ve now received a committee staff briefing on the FBI’s supplement to Judge Kavanaugh’s background investigation file. There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know. These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the FBI could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations. There’s also no contemporaneous evidence. This investigation found no hint of misconduct and the same is true of the six prior FBI background investigations conducted during Judge Kavanaugh’s 25 years of public service.
“I trust that the career agents of the FBI have done their work independent of political or partisan considerations. That’s exactly what senators from both sides asked for. Now it’s up to senators to fulfill their constitutional duty and make a judgment.
“No one is on trial and the Senate is not a courtroom. But our nation’s tradition of fairness still applies. A presumption of innocence is how the American justice system works, and it should remain our guidepost in the Senate. Abandoning that principle would cut a sad path for the Senate as an institution.
“Here is what we know: Judge Kavanaugh’s former clerks, colleagues and friends from high school to the present acclaim his personal integrity and character. His neighbors and community members recognize his positive contributions to their schools and churches. And his fellow members of the legal profession know him to be a thoughtful and respectful jurist. His judicial record shows that he is fair and rules impartially and without prejudice.
“Fundamentally, we senators ought to wipe away the muck from all the mudslinging and politics and look at this nomination with clear eyes. Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most qualified nominees to ever come before the Senate. He’s served with distinction for twelve years on the nation’s most important circuit court and dedicated himself to serving the American public. We know that he will be an excellent justice because he’s been an excellent judge.
“It’s time to vote. I’ll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”
Democrats are complaining, and that is what we would expect. They can complain all they want, but their protestors need to stop swarming on Capitol Hill and respect our Judicial process.
Grassley said the FBI could not “locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations,” and he said there is “no contemporaneous evidence.” He provided no specific detail.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has already started a process that will produce a crucial test vote.
Should Republicans get the majority of votes they need — and Vice President Mike Pence is available to cast his vote in the case of a tie — that would mean activity this weekend.
“Senators ought to wipe away the muck from all the mudslinging and politics and look at this nomination with clear eyes,” Grassley said, echoing accusations against Democrats that McConnell has been making. He added, “It’s time to vote. I’ll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”
In conclusion, I hope Christine Blasey Ford is investigated due to the statement which surfaced from her boyfriend. If this man is truthful, Ford committed perjury. She does not need to escape with that while our Nation watching.
This is a good summary of what some in Washington are saying –
Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
“I think the report actually verified the view that Brett Kavanaugh’s conduct has been appropriate,” he told the PBS NewsHour. The congressman said he had the FBI file on loan from the administration.
“The Judiciary staff went through all of the witnesses’ testimony and talked about it,” he said. “Fifty pages of an interview is like reading 50 pages of conversation in a book. It’s not like 50 pages of nuclear physics or anything like that.”
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La.
“They reached out to 10 people. One refused to be interviewed,” the Louisiana senator said of the FBI investigation. “They interviewed nine people; I believe five for the allegations by Dr. Ford and four for the allegations by Ms. Ramirez and there was no corroboration. No new information,” he said.
“The FBI was not limited in any way,” Kennedy added.
Kennedy also said investigators interviewed Mark Judge, a friend of Kavanaugh’s who was identified as a potential witness to Kavanaugh’s alleged assault of Christine Blasey Ford, for three hours. Kennedy said he didn’t read Judge’s testimony.
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
“There was zero, I repeat, zero corroboration,” Daines said. This is “now the seventh FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh. It is time to vote.”
Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.
“There was nothing new, there was no corroboration, if that’s the right word. Nothing caused me to pause and think I didn’t already have all the information I needed, but this confirmed it.”
When asked whether any of the accusers stories were undermined, Isakson told the NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins, “No ma’am … but all the people who needed to be talked to were talked to and I think the expansion was a good idea. It was better for the American people, the integrity of the system, the United States Congress and the Supreme Court that we did that.”
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
Flake, who requested an FBI investigation into new allegations against Kavanaugh last week, said “there was no additional corroborating information” in the report.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine
“It appears to be a very thorough investigation but I am going back later today to personally read the interviews,” Collins told the NewsHour.
Collins is one of a handful of key “undecided” senators Republicans need to push Kavanaugh’s confirmation through.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
“The most notable part of this report is what’s not in it,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters Thursday. Feinstein said the FBI didn’t interview Kavanaugh or his accuser Ford.
“[The FBI report] looks to be a product of an incomplete investigation that was limited, perhaps by the White House. I don’t know,” the California senator said. “But the White House certainly blocked access to millions of documents from Judge Kavanaugh’s record. I know that.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Sen. Chuck Schumer told reporters that Democrats had “many fears that this was a very limited process that would constrain the FBI from getting all the facts.” After being briefed on the FBI’s Kavanaugh report, he said, “those fears have been realized.”
The New York senator said he disagreed with the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley’s statement that the report found “no hint of misconduct” by Kavanaugh.
Schumer then called for the report to be released publicly. “Why shouldn’t all of American see the facts?” the senator said. Schumer also called for the White House to make its directive for the FBI investigation to be made public as well.
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