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Christine Blasey Ford's Friend Criticizes FBI for Not Interviewing Him
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Sunday, 07 October 2018 08:36

Excerpt: "Koegler said there are a minimum of seven people who knew about Ford's allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh before his nomination and were not interviewed by the FBI."

Christine Blasey Ford answers questions at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo: Melina Mara/Reuters)
Christine Blasey Ford answers questions at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo: Melina Mara/Reuters)


Christine Blasey Ford's Friend Criticizes FBI for Not Interviewing Him

By CBS News

07 October 18

 

friend of Christine Blasey Ford has criticized the FBI for not interviewing him as part of its investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

Keith Koegler said in a sworn statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday that Ford told him in 2016 that a federal court judge in Washington, D.C,. sexually assaulted her in high school. He said Ford identified the alleged assailant in an email as Kavanaugh.  

Koegler said he is a "corroborating witness," which is a witness whose testimony supports or confirms testimony already given. It is not the same as an eyewitness. 

Koegler said there are a minimum of seven people who knew about Ford's allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh before his nomination and were not interviewed by the FBI

"The process by which the Senate Judiciary Committee has 'investigated' the facts related to the assault has been a shameless effort to protect Judge Kavanaugh," Koegler wrote in his sworn statement. "The fact that the FBI did not interview either Christine or Judge Kavanaugh, by itself, renders absurd any assertion that the investigation was 'thorough.'"

Koegler said in the letter that he had the copy of an email thread with Ford from June 29, 2018, in which she identified Kavanaugh as the man she previously said sexually assaulted her. 

Ford testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she is "100 percent certain" Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her in 1982. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

After Ford and Kavanaugh's testimonies, President Trump called for an FBI investigation. The investigation concluded earlier this week, and senators reviewed the 46-page report on Thursday. 

Ford's lawyers have slammed the investigation as "not a meaningful investigation in any sense of the word." Several Democrats have also criticized the investigation.

The Senate is expected to confirm Kavanaugh Saturday.

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+3 # lfeuille 2018-10-07 15:52
The FBI wasn't allowed to interview him or the dozens of other witnesses who wanted to speak up. The "investigation" was totally controlled by the White House.
 
 
-2 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-10-08 12:08
I don't see that this letter adds up to much. He is not a witness to anything and he has no experience with the circumstances of 1982. He was only told in 2016 and 2018.

There must be someone who knew about this episode in 1982. Chris Garrett, Ford's boyfriend at the time, was interviewed by the FBI. His statements are not known, but it appears he supports Kavanaugh's version of the events -- i.e., he was not at the party and knows nothing about an assault on Ford.

This is not a mystery. Ford's testimony about the events was dreamlike, not memory-like. More and more, it appears that this is a recovered or fabricated memory that resulted from her therapy. To her, it seems like a real memory and that helps her rationalize her PTSD -- there was a trauma that is causing the present depression, anxiety, and psychosis. It all feels real to her. But it is not real. It is just a technique of psycho-therapy. Her therapists should have been interviewed by the FBI.

the letter to the guy above was probably prompted by a therapy session, not a valid memory.
 
 
0 # intheEPZ 2018-10-08 17:36
Rodion R that is the most misogynistic and patronizing statement I have ever heard of all the reading I 've done on this issue. You know nothing. We don't know what the FBI knows, what Kavanaugh's accomplice knows (feigned amnesia, an age old alibi), what the terminally ill friend whose lawyer wrote her denial knows. We don't know how the FBI was instructed to handle the investigation. We don't know but we can surmise the FBI's bias in the overall controversy. You owe an apology to all women victims of sexual violence at the hands of entitled men. The woman who had K's genitals in her face had several corroborating witnesses. There is a pattern of belligerent, drunken inappropriate behavior. We know that. You, on the other hand, know nothing.