Attorney Rachel Mitchell, who questioned both Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser sent a letter to the Judiciary Committee telling them that Christine Blasey Ford’s claims aren’t strong enough to merit a criminal case.
“A ‘he said, she said’ case is incredibly difficult to prove, but this case is even weaker than that,” Mitchell wrote. “Ford identified other witnesses to the to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them.”
Mitchell said that the weak claims by Ford and the fact that zero other people say this happened, make the case one she would never take to court.
“I do not think a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee,” Mitchell stated. “Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.”
Mitchel pointed out key failing in Ford’s testimony:
- She failed to name Kavanaugh in her 2012 marriage therapy sessions
- She failed to name Kavanaugh in her 2013 individual therapy sessions
- When speaking with her husband, Ford changed her description of the event – it was sexual assault at one point and physical abuse at another.
- Ford was unable to recount where it happened, when it happened, how she got there, who invited her, or how she got home
- Ford says she heard Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge talking to people downstairs while she was hiding in the bathroom, then said that she couldn’t hear them talking to anyone
Mitchell went on to list several other inconsistencies in Ford’s testimony that would have caused any experienced prosecutor to walk away from the case.
An experienced and respected sex crimes prosecutor interviewed both the alleged victim and her alleged attacker and after doing so said that she doesn’t see a viable case arising from the presented evidence.
Once the FBI supplemental background check is completed Friday, a Senate floor vote must commence as soon as possible. It’s time for the sham to end and confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Images of the original letter from Rachel Mitchell to the Senate Judiciary CommitteeSubscribe to our Morning Briefing and get the news delivered to your inbox before breakfast!