Brett Kavanaugh Rehearses His Testimony At White House, Is Coached By Bill Shine Who Allegedly Silenced Sexual Abuse Victims At Fox News

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was spotted going into the White House for the fourth day in a row by CNN reporter Khalil Abdallah.

Kavanaugh, who has been lauded for his high character and honesty by Republicans, has been taking part in intense rehearsal  sessions regarding his alleged sexual assault of Christine Blasey Ford during his high school years.

Kavanaugh is being rehearsed for his Sept. 24 testimony — in the front of the Senate Judiciary Committee — by several Trump officials, reports The Washington Post:

White House officials engaged in a two-hour practice session, known as a murder board, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building with Kavanaugh, where he answered questions on his past, his partying, his dating and the accuser’s account. Participants included McGahn, deputy chief of staff Bill Shine, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Raj Shah, who is leading communications. 

Shine is the former co-president of Fox News who reportedly tried to keep alleged sexual abusers Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes at the cable channel.

Huff Post noted in July how Shine himself had to step down from Fox News after he allegedly tried to downplay and cover up sexual harassment allegations:

His resignation came two weeks after the network’s top-rated host Bill O’Reilly was ousted from Fox News following revelations that he and the network had paid out $13 million to settle complaints against him from five female co-workers…

Media Matters reported more about Shine’s alleged role in covering up the sexual abuse of women at Fox News:

As senior executive vice president, Shine reportedly retaliated against women who reported sexual harassment by former-CEO Roger Ailes and helped participate in covering up the reports that eventually led to Ailes’ ouster.

After Ailes was fired in August 2016, the network swiftly promoted Shine and Fox executive Jack Abernethy as co-presidents. In September, Fox announced that Shine had signed a new multi-year contract with the network, saying the deal guaranteed “stability and leadership to help guide the network for years to come.” 

Shine, however, has been named in various lawsuits against the network for his “complicity,” and it has previously been reported that Shine played a key role in helping cover up Ailes’ conduct by silencing and “smearing” women who complained.

(Sources: Betsy Klein/Twitter, Huff Post, The Washington Post, Media Matters)

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