Former Trump National Security official Michael Anton discussed Monday the left's "Gillibrand Standard," where mere accusations seem to suffice in order to deem someone guilty.

Anton wrote in conservative outlet American Greatness that The Gillibrand Standard is named for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who quickly stated that Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh should be believed.

"Not only is no corroborating evidence necessary, to ask for such evidence makes one just as guilty as the accused," Anton wrote.


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Anton told Tucker Carlson Monday that Democrats seem to be employing the new standard he describes because the Kavanaugh hearings are not legal proceedings.

"The accuser raises the hand and says 'I say this' and we're all obligated to accept it," he said.

Carlson questioned why the simple standards of fairness don't seem to apply in the accusations against the Supreme Court nominee.

"Since when do they not count?" he asked.

In his piece Anton also wrote that credible accusations against Democrats, conversely, seem to be stonewalled and have their witnesses smeared.

He said Monday that he thinks the tactic by the left sets a "disastrous precedent" for the country.

"The only thing that matters is power," he said. "Holding onto it, gaining more of it."


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