What The FBI Is Looking For In Its Brett Kavanaugh Investigation
- Author: Marlene Weaver Oct 04, 2018,
Oct 04, 2018, 0:30
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a rare press briefing today to insist President Donald Trump did not mock Christine Blasey Ford, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, the previous night at a MS campaign rally.
Investigators with the FBI on Sunday interviewed the Boulder woman who said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party in the early 1980s, a source close to the investigation told The Denver Post. "I'd be very concerned that I am stuck being complicit in a process that is trying to destroy a man that revealed the identity of a woman who wanted to remain anonymous", Conway said, referring to Sens.
Flake told NBC's "Today" show Wednesday that mocking "something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right".
Whether that report will make its way into the public's hands is unclear.
The Supreme Court began a new term this week without a full bench as it waits on the FBI to investigate sexual abuse allegations against nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump's statements on Ford have swung dramatically since her testimony. Lawyers for PJ Smyth and Leland Ingham Keyser, who Ford says were at the house at the time of her attack, said their clients are cooperating with authorities. "I don't remember", he then parroted. Oh, good. How did you get home? 'I don't remember.' Where is the place?
It's the couch where Ainsley Earhardt sat one morning a year ago and reminded people that Trump "is the boss" - after he fired his Federal Bureau of Investigation director and upset many people who were not co-hosts of Trump's favorite morning show. I don't know. I don't remember. I knew Brett at Yale because I was a classmate and a varsity basketball player and Brett enjoyed socializing with athletes.
Mitchell also pointed out that Ford has a history of struggling to name Kavanaugh as her attacker.
"It's just basic memory functions, and also just the level of norepinephrine and epinephrine in the brain that. encodes memories into the hippocampus so that trauma-related experience is locked there [while] other memories just drift", Ford said. "He is a profile in cowardice", Michael Bromwich wrote on Twitter.
"Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?" he added.
Thessalia Merivaki, assistant professor of American politics at Mississippi State University, said Trump's appearance in Southaven is a sign of the race's competitiveness.
"A vote against Kavanaugh is a "yes" vote for more of these despicable tactics being used time and time again in the future", said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, on the Senate floor Tuesday.
Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also blasted Trump for the comments saying he owes Ford an immediate apology. "And I thought Kavanaugh was treated like crap". But he said the nomination would be over if it was revealed Kavanaugh had lied to the committee in his testimony. He said he expects senators to hurry over to the Judiciary Committee to read it once it's done.