Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s mother issued court rulings from her Maryland courtroom in a property foreclosure case involving the home owned by the parents of Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, court documents reveal.
The case dates to 1996, years after the party where Ford claims Kavanaugh – President
Kavanaugh denies the allegation as well as being at the party in question. His mother served as a Maryland Circuit Court judge.
The foreclosure case was circulated online in a tweet by conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, potentially suggesting a motive for for the bombshell accusations that have suddenly threatened Kavanaugh’s path to the Supreme Court.
The mother of Brett Kavanaugh rules in a foreclosure case involving the parents of accuser Christine Blasey Ford. His mother, Martha Kavanaugh, was a Maryland Circuit Court judge
But it was not clear from the court record whether the countours of the case would have resulted in ill-feeling on either side. The case resulted in a settlement with a lender, allowing Ford’s parents, Ralph and Paula Blasey, to maintain the home. Kavanaugh’s mother issued rulings allowing the settlement to go through.
The home is located in the leafy community of River Falls neighborhood of Potomac, Maryland. The case was brought by United Mortgage & Loan Investment Corp.
Kavanaugh’s mother, Martha Kavanaugh, oversaw the case in Maryland’s circuit court, the
She granted a voluntary motion to dismiss the case in January of 1997, state court records reveal. There are no further records on the case after 1997.
Kavanaugh’s mother ruled on a foreclosure case involving the parents of Christine Blasey Ford, though the ruling was years after the party where Ford alleges Kavanaugh tried to rape her. Her parents reached a settlement with a lender and kept the home for years
Edward Kavanaugh and Martha Kavanaugh, parents of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, listen as he delivers his opening statement during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC
Martha Kavanaugh issued a ruling in a foreclosure case involving property owned by the parents of Christine Blasey Ford
udge Brett Kavanaugh parents, Martha Kavanaugh (L) and Everett Edward Kavanaugh (C), look on as he testifies during the second day of his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 5, 2018
The Blaseys sold the home in 2011, according to land records. The case was handled by other judges earlier in the foreclosure process.
Kavanaugh lauded his mother when President Trump nominated him to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. ‘The president introduced me tonight as Judge Kavanaugh — but to me that title will always belong to my mom,’ he said.
The foreclosure proceeding is revealed in court documents in Maryland, and was circulated Monday, a day after Ford was identified as Kavanaugh’s accuser
‘My introduction to the law came at our dinner table when she practiced her closing arguments,’ Kavanaugh said. ‘Her trademark line was “use your common sense, what rings true, what rings false.” That’s good advice for a juror and for a son,’ he said.
The White House issued a new statement from Kavanaugh on Monday. ‘This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone,’ he said.
Kavanaugh has said he is willing to answer questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, as is Ford.
President Trump called for going ‘through the process’ and said ‘if it takes a little delay, there’ll be a little delay.’
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