The Washington Post delivers a trade mark eleventh hour hit piece on Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama:
Corfman, 53, who works as a customer service representative at a payday loan business, says she has voted for Republicans in the past three presidential elections, including for Donald Trump in 2016. She says she thought of confronting Moore personally for years, and almost came forward publicly during his first campaign for state Supreme Court in 2000, but decided against it. Her two children were still in school then and she worried about how it would affect them. She also was concerned that her background — three divorces and a messy financial history — might undermine her credibility.
“There is no one here that doesn’t know that I’m not an angel,” Corfman says, referring to her home town of Gadsden.
Corfman described her story consistently in six interviews with The Post. The Post confirmed that her mother attended a hearing at the courthouse in February 1979 through divorce records. Moore’s office was down the hall from the courtroom.
Neither Corfman nor any of the other women sought out The Post. While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore’s Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls. Over the ensuing three weeks, two Post reporters contacted and interviewed the four women. All were initially reluctant to speak publicly but chose to do so after multiple interviews, saying they thought it was important for people to know about their interactions with Moore. The women say they don’t know one another.
Go here to read the rest. The only story that has mileage is the one with Corfman who was fourteen at the time. I am skeptical. I have followed Moore’s career for a very long time. He has been controversial for his stances, and hated for them, not only by Democrats, but by the Republican establishment in Alabama for decades. Every piece of dirt imaginable has been thrown at him, but never a hint of sexual scandal, until yesterday. If there were even rumors that he was chasing underage girls, this would have been front page news long ago. For my sins, I have been an attorney for 35 years and I have learned that the older an allegation is, the more skepticism is warranted. The burden of proof is on the accuser, and that burden isn’t close to being met. Just one example is the undisclosed fact of who put the Washington Post in contact with Corfman and the other women. If this allegation were brought in court it wouldn’t survive a motion to dismiss drafted by a new attorney who graduated last in her class. In politics however, evidence and allegations are often not on speaking terms.
One of Moore’s accusers is a far left partisan, now trying to conceal that fact. Go here to read about it. You can toss on the ash heap the myth that all the accusers are apolitical people, reluctant to come forward. I am shocked, shocked I tell you!