Eye witness testimony and memory around experienced trauma are two entirely different things. Her testimony and memories are text-book consistent with what someone who has gone through that would have according to the neuroscience of trauma. The party in question is memorialized in his own calendar on Thursday, July 1. All his friends have a reason to lie, where she doesn’t. She hasn’t gained anything by it except for death threats, harassment and being publicly mocked by the president of the United States. Her friend who doesn’t remember that particular party still says that she believes her.

This is not a women vs. men thing; it’s not a political thing; it’s a basic human decency thing. You clearly do not understand anything about the science of trauma or the realities of how actual people behave after a rape or assault. Educate yourself on those before you go around pronouncing how people should have behaved.

He invented a drinking game (under oath) rather than admitting that Devil’s Triangle is a term meaning two men having sex with one woman. He tried to make it look like calling Renate a slut in their yearbook was actually a term of endearment. If you’ve read any of the articles around what the atmosphere was like at Georgetown Prep, it’s not much of a stretch to imagine him doing just what she said he did. And, as I said above, the stink of all of this and his demeanor at the hearing should have disqualified him alone, whether or not there was enough legal proof to indict him. This was a job interview and he failed it, but got the job none-the-less because as this OP pointed out, it was all about tribalism and solidifying power and not actually about integrity or decency or any of the things that our highest court strives to stand for.

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