Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that the FBI report on the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh was a sham that looked like a White House cover-up for the Supreme Court nominee.
Blumenthal told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC:
I have seen it, and I want to re-read some of it, and my emphatic impression is that this set of interviews is most charitably woefully incomplete. To put it bluntly, it smacks of a whitewash and even a cover-up. There have been so many relevant witnesses that have not been contacted let alone interviewed. Of the twenty-five witnesses that I told the FBI and the White House that were necessary and my colleagues on the judiciary committee on the Democratic side joined me on the letter, and only a fraction have been contacted. They have not interviewed again Dr. Blasey Ford or judge Kavanaugh among others, and even some of the eyewitnesses who saw what happened to Deborah Ramirez have never been contacted.
Dr. Blasey Ford wanted to be interviewed again so that presumably she could respond to some of the claims that judge Kavanaugh made after she testified, but put them the aside. The idea that a survivor of sexual assault Deborah Ramirez told the FBI in her interview about what happened to her and we know that from what she said publicly, and then none of the potential eyewitnesses or corroborating witnesses who would substantiate her story and at least some of them were never contacted strikes me as a really negligent of the FBI’s duty, but, the FBI is not responsible. I think that the blame lies with the White House that straitjacketed this investigation.
Did anyone really expect anything different from Trump and Mitch McConnell?
Any Republican who uses this report as the basis for supporting Kavanaugh is just looking for political cover
If Senators like Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, and Lisa Murkowski use this report to justify voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, they were always going to vote to confirm Kavanagh. They just needed the political cover to do so.
The report appears to be the work product of a rushed and extremely limited investigations. Those limitations came from Donald Trump, as the con man president is trying to con an accused sexual predator into a seat on the Supreme Court.
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