Sensitive material and personal information related to Sen. Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee, and Orin Hatch were posted on WikiLeaks Thursday just hours after the Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped-up its high-stakes hearing regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
According to Fox News, the material was leaked from computers inside the House of Representatives and posted on the GOP lawmakers’ personal Wikipedia pages.
This is outrageous. Please stop https://t.co/kkByAg49qs
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“The information, which supposedly included home addresses and phone numbers, was posted – or doxxed – on the senators’ respective Wikipedia pages, where users are allowed to update the information at any time. The information has since been removed,” writes Fox.
“All three targeted senators were members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who questioned both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh regarding Ford’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her over 36 years ago. The leaking of information occurred sometime after the three lawmakers questioned Kavanaugh,” adds the article.
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GRAHAM SPEAKS: The Senator Weighs-in on Latest Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh
Sen. Lindsey Graham released a public statement Wednesday afternoon regarding the latest accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh; saying the last-minute revelation “has just taken this debacle to an even lower level.”
Graham’s comments come just hours after Michael Avenatti released the name and allegations from his newest client; claiming Kavanaugh and his friends routinely engaged in sexual assaults during high school parties in the early 1980s.
“Judge Kavanaugh has just emphatically denied the recent allegation being levied by Michael Avenatti and his client. He says he does not know the woman in question and emphatically denies the accusations. I would remind everyone that dozens of women who knew Judge Kavanaugh during the time period in question completely vouch for his good character,” writes Sen. Graham.
“From my view, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it just did. The lawyer to porn stars has just taken this debacle to an even lower level. I hope people will be highly suspicious of this allegation presented by Michael Avenatti,” he adds.
Read Graham’s full statement below:
“Judge Kavanaugh has just emphatically denied the recent allegation being levied by Michael Avenatti and his client. He says he does not know the woman in question and emphatically denies the accusations. I would remind everyone that dozens of women who knew Judge Kavanaugh during the time period in question completely vouch for his good character.
“Mr. Avenatti first tweeted Sunday night that he had new and explosive information, and he was immediately contacted by the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide information. He has chosen to release these claims the day before Mrs. Ford’s hearing and two days before a vote.
“From my view, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it just did. The lawyer to porn stars has just taken this debacle to an even lower level. I hope people will be highly suspicious of this allegation presented by Michael Avenatti.
“I have a difficult time believing any person would continue to go to – according to the affidavit – ten parties over a two-year period where women were routinely gang raped and not report it. I also find it curious these charges were not brought forward until 2018, two days before a confirmation vote.
“Why would any reasonable person continue to hang around people like this? Why would any person continue to put their friends and themselves in danger? Isn’t there some duty to warn others?
“This is outrageous, internally inconsistent, and I hope the U.S. Senate will see this for the smear campaign that it is.
“It is outrageous to suggest that Brett Kavanaugh at any time in his life behaved this way. His life is inconsistent with any of these allegations. All women who have worked with and for Brett Kavanaugh when he was in a position of power have nothing but glowing things to say about the way he has conducted himself.
“This is a decent man who has lived an honorable life and is being smeared by the likes of Michael Avenatti.
“I very much believe in allowing people to be heard. But I am not going to be played, and I’m not going to have my intelligence insulted by the Michael Avenattis of the world. I will not be a participant in wholesale character assassination that defies credibility.
“If Republicans bail out on this good man because of the smears and character assassination perpetrated by Michael Avenatti, we deserve our fate.”
THE LATEST: Dr. Ford Rejects ‘Mistaken Identity’ Defense, Can’t Say Who Paid for Polygraph
Dr. Christine Ford appeared publicly for the first time Thursday morning; answering questions from Democratic Senators and an appointed attorney over allegations of sexual abuse by Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the early 1980s.
In her high-stakes testimony, Dr. Ford flat-out rejected the theory she may have mistaken Kavanaugh’s identity with another attacker; adding she was “100 percent” confident who assaulted her at a party.
“So what you are telling us is that this could not be a case of mistaken identity?” Sen. Feinstein asked.
“Absolutely not,” Ford replied.
When pressed by Attorney Rachel Mitchell regarding her August lie-detector test, Ford couldn’t say who financed the polygraph.
“Do you know who did pay for the polygraph?” asked Mitchell.
“Not yet, no,” Ford replied.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.