Ed Whelan’s Case for Clearing Judge Kavanaugh Was Deleted


Ed Whelan sent out a cryptic tweet this week, claiming that there will be clear evidence that will remove the cloud over Judge Kavanaugh.

Mr. Whelan is President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a blogger for NRO’s Bench Memos, and a co-editor of ‘Scalia Speaks’ tweeted that Feinstein will owe Kavanaugh a big apology next week.

Whelan’s proof is posted and it seemed compelling. Some Twitter users threw cold water on it by pointing out that he opened himself up to a defamation lawsuit by naming another suspect. However, Mr. Whelan also tweeted he isn’t accusing anyone.

Then at 8:54 a.m. this morning, Mr. Whelan tweeted, I made an appalling and inexcusable mistake of judgment in posting the tweet thread in a way that identified Kavanaugh’s Georgetown Prep classmate. I take full responsibility for that mistake, and I deeply apologize for it. I realize that does not undo the mistake.

The Daily Beast posted an article, Ed Whelan, Judge Kavanaugh’s Defender, Just Committed Defamation. They make the case.

Mr. Whelan took down the tweets, but all of is archived on the Wayback Machine and it remains on some blogs and on Google images. We chose not to post it because it names a man who could also be hounded. Enough’s enough.

We won’t identify the classmate or include his tweets, but one must wonder, if this is libel, why aren’t the unfounded accusations against Brett Kavanaugh also libelous? There is literally, no evidence. It’s a he-said, she-said and the ‘she’ in this case can’t remember where or when but she’s sure it’s him.


Mr. Whelan started laying out his case by going under the assumption that Christine Blasey Ford is telling the truth about being molested and Judge Kavanaugh is also telling the truth.

He also went under the assumption that the party host would be in his house. None of the boys accused by Ms. Blasey live near the house and location she described. Mr. Whelan found one that did. The location and layout fit the description by Ms. Blasey.

The boy he named was a football player, classmate, and friend of Brett Kavanaugh and of one of the witnesses, Mark Judge. The boy did look like the Brett Kavanaugh in the school photo, and to a girl who had a beer or two, remembering it 30 years later, who knows?

Mr. Whelan also posted a photo of the boy, now man, who he named, and he still looks like Brett Kavanaugh. At least he does in the photo.

Ed Whelan was trying to do what an investigator or any defense attorney might do — look for another suspect.

Mrs. Blasey responded, saying there is no chance she mistook the one for the other.

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5 years ago

Rep. Adam Schiff…….”the GOP is signaling that they are “OK” with “putting someone who committed attempted rape on the Supreme Court of the United States.”……that’s not Defamation? this is turned into a Kangaroo public court, Ford and Kavanaugh haven’t even testified yet, but Kavanaugh is a liar, Ford is telling the truth? this is serious sh#t people!!!!!!!!!

5 years ago

What is more compelling is the yearbook information. I didn’t go that deep into it but if accurate it should be evidence in the case.

We are being led to believe that young women are “incapable” of being sexually aggressive. In this respect women are No different than men. The question here is Why was she even at that house. If the yearbook is accurate we can assume why.