The New York Times has admited they left out crucial information on a hit piece targeting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh that ran on Saturday.
The Times originally reported a female classmate was victimized by a young Kavanaugh when he exposed himself at a college party while other classmates reportedly forced his penis at her.
“A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student,” The Times stated in their article. “Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly.”
The report prompted outrage from Democrats. “I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people.,” presidential candidate Kamala Harris tweeted. “He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice.”
I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 15, 2019
He must be impeached.
By Monday, various media outlets were reporting friends of the alleged victim say she does not recall the incident happening. This prompted the Times to issue a correction.
“An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party,” the Times wrote. “The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.”
President Trump weighed in on Twitter. “Just Out: ‘Kavanaugh accuser doesn’t recall incident.’ @foxandfriends DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE WILL DO OR SAY,” Trump tweeted. “They are looking to destroy, and influence his opinions – but played the game badly. They should be sued!”
Just Out: “Kavanaugh accuser doesn’t recall incident.” @foxandfriends DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE WILL DO OR SAY. They are looking to destroy, and influence his opinions – but played the game badly. They should be sued!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019
After President Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the nations highest court in 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee held three days of public hearings prior to the confirmation vote. During those televised hearings, Kavanaugh defended allegations of misbehavior during his high school and college days. Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate in May of 2018 and was sworn in to the Supreme Court the following month.
Last week, the New York Times was pressured to remove two tweets, as reported by Top Conservative. A September 11 anniversary post stated “airplanes took aim and brought down he World Trade Center,” not Islamic terrorists. One day earlier, the Times was forced to delete a tweet that seemed to have praised communist Mao Zedong, who is blamed for the deaths of over 45 million people.