Anyone Who Claims to Know What Happens Next Is Lying


The Senate calendar on Monday said that the World's Greatest Deliberative Body wouldn't convene until 3 p.m., and then only for a "pro forma" session. This enabled the members of the WGDB to huddle with their staffs and come up with the proper answer to any questions about dildos that might arise this week, and they will. 

On Sunday, as god and the world now know, another woman came forward to Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of The New Yorker with some even more revolting allegations regarding Brett Kavanaugh's salacious salad days at Yale. These involve the sexual abuse of a woman named Deborah Ramirez at what appears to be a college party that landed somewhere between the court of Caligula and the most vivid parts of Clarence Thomas's imagination.

When a small nonprofit called the Judicial Crisis Network poured millions into a campaign to stop the Senate from confirming Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick last year, and then spent millions more supporting President Donald Trump’s choice for the same seat, political observers assumed conservatives from around the country were showering the group with donations. Not so. Newly obtained tax documents show that JCN’s money came almost entirely from yet another secretive nonprofit, the Wellspring Committee, which flooded JCN with nearly $23.5 million in 2016. 

"It sounds like Wellspring Committee acted as a dark money conduit to provide an extra layer of secrecy to whomever was bankrolling the Judicial Crisis Network ads," Brendan Fischer of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center in Washington said in an email interview. "This has the effect of layering secrecy on top of secrecy, and almost entirely insulating donors from any form of public accountability."

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