2020 Democrat Presidential candidates including Kamala Harris, Beto, Bernie, and Elizabeth Warren wasted no time in calling for Kavanaugh’s impeachment after the latest NY Times bombshell piece.
However, a sudden major update from the NY Times calls into question the veracity of the original report.
The update now clarifies that Kavanaugh’s alleged victim does not even remember the alleged assault episode.
In addition, the accuser declined to be interviewed. Both of these details were not in the original report and several conservatives are outraged at what some see as “sloppy” journalism.
BOMBSHELL: New York Times corrects Kavanaugh smear to note alleged victim does not recall any such incident. pic.twitter.com/yigeOyOCzo
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 16, 2019
Fox News reports the New York Times suddenly made a major revision to a supposed bombshell piece late Sunday concerning a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — hours after virtually all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates had cited the original article as a reason to impeach Kavanaugh.
The update included the significant detail that several friends of the alleged victim said she did not recall the supposed sexual assault in question at all. The Times also stated for the first time that the alleged victim refused to be interviewed, and has made no comment about the episode.
The only first-hand statement concerning the supposed attack in the original piece, which was published on Saturday, came from a Clinton-connected lawyer who claimed to have witnessed it.
The Times’ revision says: “Editors’ Note: 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 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.”
The update came only after The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, who reviewed an advance copy of the book, first flagged the article’s omission on Twitter — prompting other commentators to press the issue.
The Times did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News seeking comment.
The paper’s editors’ note, meanwhile, did little to stem a torrent of criticism late Sunday.
“Should I be surprised at this point that the NYT would make such an unforgivable oversight?” asked RealClearInvestigations’ Mark Hemingway.
Wrote the Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy: “Crazy how the ‘one element’ that wasn’t included in the original article was the part where the alleged victim’s friends said she doesn’t remember it happening.”
“It’s important to point out that this correction almost certainly would have never occurred if conservative media folks like @MZHemingway and others hadn’t obtained the copy of the actual book itself the same day the excerpt/article was released,” author James Hasson said.
Throughout the day on Sunday, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker and Julian Castro, among others, declared that Kavanaugh “must be impeached,” citing the allegation.
The revitalized, longshot push to get Kavanaugh removed from the high court came as Democrats’ apparent effort to impeach President Trump has largely stalled. Trump, for his part, suggested Sunday that Kavanaugh should sue for defamation.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com