Former Kavanaugh Law Clerk Speaks Out

Over the past year or so of the #MeToo movement, there are two things common to most of the allegations.

One is that the women are instantly believed as speaking the truth, without any evidence or proof that anything happened. Once a woman makes the allegation, the man is instantly assumed to be guilty.

America has been described as having one of the best, if not the best, judicial system in the world and a large part of that is the premise of innocent until proven guilty. But that’s not the case in the #MeToo craze, as the men are assumed to be guilty until proven to be innocent. In many cases, it comes down to her word versus his word and in the vast majority of instances, her word is the one everyone believes.

What happened to Judge Roy Moore last year in Alabama is an example of this and how wrong it can be. Moore was running for the Senate seat that was vacated when Jeff Sessions became Attorney General. Since Moore’s record was spotless and he was shown to be a strong constitutionalist and Christian, his character was attacked.

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The first woman who attacked him claimed that he had sex with her while she was in high school and he was married. She even showed her high school yearbook which contained his signature. Once she made her claim, others, all Democrats, jumped on the bandwagon and even the Senate Republican leadership abandoned Moore and some, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell through their support to Moore’s Democratic challenger, who ended up winning.

The signature in the yearbook was later proven to be a forgery and even the woman’s own son doubted his mother’s accusation.

Oh yeah, let’s not forget the Hillary Clinton supporter who offered thousands of dollars for women to come forward with allegations against Donald Trump.

The second thing that most of these #MeToo allegations have in common is that those proven to be true are indicative of a pattern of abuse towards others.

If the accusation made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh is true, then where is the pattern of illicit behavior?

Kavanaugh’s first law clerk sets the record straight on this issue, when she was interviewed, saying:

“I’m Jen Mascott. I clerked for Judge Brett Kavanaugh his first year on the bench from 2006 to 2007. So, I really had the honor being able to clerk for Judge Kavanaugh his first term,”

“He’s gone on to have more than 50 percent of his law clerks be women, and he keeps up with each of his law clerks and continues to mentor us professionally, and I could not be more enthusiastic about President Trump nominating him to a seat on the Supreme Court.

“Judge Kavanaugh is an independent, fair-minded judge. He has a very long record; he’s written as many as 300 opinions in his 12 years on the bench.

“He has top-notch credentials, having gone to Yale Law School, and he’s also just a very approachable, wonderful person.

“He coaches his two daughters’ basketball games. He keeps up with former clerks, and even now, 11 years after I finished clerking for him, he continues to remain a professional mentor, and I try to get his point of view any time I have a big professional decision to make.

“Judge Kavanaugh is meticulous and very careful in how he goes about his job. As a former clerk, we would assist him and he would go through 20, 40 or more drafts of opinions, first making sure that he had looked at all of the relevant law, keeping an open mind to how the issue should come down in that particular case. And then, working all the way to the end on details, like how an opinion is worded, making sure that it carefully and accurately describes the law and is readable by everybody ranging from other jurists to first-year law students to the public.

“He’s a person who really cares about his job and serving the country.”

You can see Jen Mascott’s video testimony here.

If Kavanaugh was the sexual predator or deviant that his accuser and Democrats are making him out to be, then shouldn’t that have shown in his dealings with so many female staffers?

Many, including myself, believe that the sudden revelation of a 30-year-old unsubstantiated allegation is nothing more than a last-ditch ploy by Democrats to prevent the confirmation of Kavanaugh by the Senate or delay it until after the midterm elections of which they hope to regain control of the Senate and then block the nomination.

With everything that has come out for and against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, I believe that he would make an excellent addition to the US Supreme Court and urge the Senate to move ahead with his confirmation, BEFORE THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS!

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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