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Christine Blasey Ford Has Not Been Contacted About FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh Allegations
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=46077"><span class="small">Luke Barnes, ThinkProgress</span></a>   
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 13:03

Barnes writes: "On the heels of reports that the FBI is pushing to wrap up its investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, lawyers representing his most prominent accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, said they are still waiting to hear from investigators."

Christine Blasey Ford, with lawyers Debra S. Katz (L) and Michael R. Bromwich. (photo: Melania Mara/Getty)
Christine Blasey Ford, with lawyers Debra S. Katz (L) and Michael R. Bromwich. (photo: Melania Mara/Getty)


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Christine Blasey Ford Has Not Been Contacted About FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh Allegations

By Luke Barnes, ThinkProgress

03 October 10


Despite its expanded scope, her lawyers say the FBI has not contacted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

n the heels of reports that the FBI is pushing to wrap up its investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, lawyers representing his most prominent accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, said they are still waiting to hear from investigators.

Citing sources, NBC News reported Tuesday that federal agents would not interview Ford, who also goes by Dr. Blasey professionally, because the White House reportedly felt that Ford’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee had already enough.

In response, Ford’s lawyers excoriated the FBI in a letter, saying they have heard nothing from the agency regarding their offer for an interview.

“We also sent [the FBI] a series of emails and letters in which we identified witnesses and evidence that would likely assist the FBI in its investigation into Mr. Kavanaugh’s sexual assault of Dr. Ford and asked you to forward them to the supervisory agent,” the letter from Michael Bromwich and Debra Katz read. “Despite these efforts, we have received no response from anyone involved in this investigation, and no response to our offer for Dr. Ford to be interviewed.”

The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the FBI probe could conclude as early as Tuesday or Wednesday — several days ahead of the deadline — but will not be released to the public.

On Monday the White House authorized the FBI to conduct a broader review of the sexual misconduct claim against Brett Kavanaugh, with sources telling CBS News that they can interview anyone deemed necessary. Donald Trump had seemingly confirmed this over the weekend, tweeting, “I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate.”

So far, however, the FBI has only interviewed at least four potential witnesses, whereas Senate Democrats have asked them to interview at least two dozen. Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, will not be interviewed, despite repeated requests from Swetnick’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti.

“It is critically important that the public be informed of any hidden effort to limit the scope of the FBI investigation,” Avenatti said previously. “The scope should be unlimited and the FBI should be tasked with determining whether an allegation is credible—as they do every day in this country.”

Meanwhile, attorneys representing Deborah Ramirez, Kavanaugh’s second accuser who said that he exposed himself to her at a college party, said they’d provided investigators with more than 20 names of people who could corroborate her story. However, investigators have reportedly not reached out to any of them. Similarly, one unnamed classmate of Kavanaugh said the investigation into the Judge’s past was far too restrictive and was just being used as an alibi for Republicans to support the nomination.

The latest frustration about the FBI investigation comes on the same day The New York Times unearthed letters from Kavanaugh’s high school days showing he was a much harder drinker than he previously admitted, noting on one page that whoever arrived first at a rented house in Ocean City, Maryland, for a weeklong getaway should “warn the neighbors that we’re loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us.”

According to the Times, one of Kavanaugh’s classmates has reached out to the FBI because they believe Kavanaugh had not been previously forthright about the extent of his drinking.

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+3 # librarian1984 2018-10-04 07:20
More importantly, Kavanaugh hasn't been interviewed. He's the one who managed not to answer questions, who needed to be interviewed by professionals.

I heard James Roche, Kavanaugh's Yale roommate, said he's not been interviewed for any of Kavanaugh's six background checks, and 40 people have said they want to bear witness but have been stonewalled. No one can say this process has been proper.

But what's most relevant is Mark Judge's testimony. We'll see.

McConnell has been at his most vile keeping this perversion on track, and partisanship has paralyzed the people. Mission accomplished, Mitch! Nothing is working!

Any honest person can see this is a sham but no one is changing their mind, and I'll believe Collins, Flake and Murkowski have grown a conscience when I see it.

All this supposedly revered 'process' is just theater to give pols cover for voting the way they want to vote anyway.

650 law professors have said Kavanaugh is not fit for the Court and I believe them. He's repeatedly perjured himself. He does not have judicial temperament. Imagine if Ford had acted the way he did! He vowed to be partisan. How much help will he give the Court if he has to recuse himself from any case with a politial component? Even apart from accusations of predation and drunkenness, he is unfit. That is all that should matter.

Any question of partisanship is negated by the ease with which Gorsuch was confirmed.

Nominate someone else.
 
 
+2 # Robbee 2018-10-04 08:08
Christine Blasey Ford Has Not Been Contacted About FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh Allegations, Luke Barnes, ThinkProgress, 3 October 10

- no testimony by ford means they are not going to take testimony from midnight k either! - the fix is in!

moreover last night k's college roommate told con that k lied about his drinking, lied about his memory and lied about the meaning of slang representing 2 sex acts - the FBI doesn't want to hear from him, either!
 
 
+2 # Robbee 2018-10-04 08:45
any investigation of facts that does not include taking k's sworn response to ALL allegations, ONE BY ONE - in each, tending to prove or disprove, detail - is a sham!