This post was last updated on October 3rd, 2018 at 07:32 am
A sex crimes Republican prosecutor had been hired last week, to question the witnesses about the allegations of sexual assault against the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On Sunday night, the prosecutor Rachel Mitchell said that his accuser has a very weak case.
Mitchell issued a five-page report saying that Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation on Kavanaugh the he sexually assaulted her at a small, suburban house party in 1982 normally would be “incredibly difficult to prove.”
She wrote to the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee that “This case is even weaker than that. Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them.”
She further wrote, “I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.”
According to the prosecutor’s report, the Californian college professor, Ford has not offered a reliable account of when the assault happened, struggled until recently to identify Kavanaugh by name as the attacker and changed her description of the incident. Besides, she has also forgotten key details that could help corroborate her story.
Mitchell said that Ford has offered inconsistent accounts and has “struggled to recall important recent events relating to her allegations,” which “raises further questions about her memory.”
Some have claimed that since Mitchell was hired by the committee’s Republican majority, her report was much expected to be in favor of Judge Kavanaugh.
However, the report did confirmed that Ford lacks corroboration for her claim, which was credibly presented at an open hearing, last Thursday. Ford in her testimony said that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, tried to remove her clothes, and stifled her attempted screams with his hand, when they were both teenagers in 1982.
On the other hand, the FBI is also investigating the allegations at the order of senators, who sent Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate on Friday. The bureau has been given a week’s time to interview witnessed and report to the White House, which will then forward the findings to the Senate before a confirmation vote.
Mitchell being a prosecutor of the Republicans could possibly have presented a biased analysis. Ford’s claims did seem vague before the open hearings as she didn’t want to reveal her name. However, millions across the world are supporting her for showing the courage and speaking against Kavanaugh. However, many are afraid that her voice could be suppressed by the political power backing Kavanaugh, including the US President Donald Trump.
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