Biden’s Reported Pick For Energy Secretary Boosted ‘Pee Tape,’ Kavanaugh Gang Rape Conspiracy Theories

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Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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Former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly expected to nominate for energy secretary, promoted Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theories and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s unsubstantiated gang rape allegations.

“And here I thought [President Donald Trump’s] obsequiousness to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin was about a pee tape,” Granholm tweeted in September. (RELATED: Report: Biden To Nominate Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm For Energy Secretary)

The “pee tape” refers to an allegation published in the Steele Dossier that Trump in 2013 booked the Moscow Ritz-Carlton’s presidential suite and hired prostitutes to urinate on each other, according to The New York Times. The allegation is unsubstantiated but was promoted by Democrats and corporate media outlets like CNN.

She also called for an independent investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia after the president fired former FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. “After Comey firing, every person at town halls now should demand an independent investigation of Russia/Trump collusion,” she tweeted.

Granholm suggested in a June 2017 tweet that Trump was obstructing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in order to hide evidence of alleged money laundering and financial crimes.

“Is collusion with Russia, @GOP?” she tweeted in Aug. 2018, sharing a St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial claiming that the Trump campaign admitted to collusion.

Granholm also promoted sexual harassment allegations lobbied against Kavanaugh during his 2018 confirmation hearings, including allegations promoted by lawyer Michael Avenatti that Kavanaugh participated in gang rape.

“Sworn train allegation is nuclear,” she tweeted in Sept. 2018 after Avenatti released documents related to his client Julie Swetnick, who alleged that Kavanaugh drugged girls at parties in the 1980s in order to make it easier for them to be gang raped. (RELATED: Who Is Julie Swetnick, The Avenatti Client Accusing Kavanaugh Of Attending Gang Rape Parties?)

“Voting for Kavanaugh tomorrow morning means that the GOP men are saying Dr. Blasey Ford is lying,” Granholm tweeted after Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony. “They could call to investigate further, to give it one week, but voting without investigating instead tells women that, yet again, the man wins.”