The FBI has completed a report on the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Their investigation did not include interviews with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, or several other pertinent witnesses.
A statement by Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority:
“The White House and Senate majority are pointing to a rushed and limited FBI report as if it sheds any light on the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. It patently does not because the investigation that produced it was purposely designed to give cover to nervous Senators who want to vote yes, not get to the truth.
Obviously the White House drastically limited the scope of the FBI investigation. We know that the sham investigation did not include interviews with Christine Blasey Ford, Julie Swetnick, Brett Kavanaugh, or any of the dozens of people have come out in the last two weeks to corroborate significant parts of the allegations.
The White House and the majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee have been burying evidence from day one, starting with their refusal to release 90 percent of the documents related to Kavanaugh’s time in the George W. Bush White House. They then forced Dr. Blasey Ford to testify without the benefit of an FBI investigation, trashing her in the press while refusing to question her themselves. Now they have a surgicly-limited report.
Senators don’t need an incomplete, partisan-controlled FBI report to tell them that Brett Kavanaugh should not sit on the Supreme Court. He has shown himself to be a right-wing operative who lies under oath with an unfit temperament and an originalist philosophy that is hostile to women’s rights. This behavior and history alone, without the sexual misconduct allegations, is disqualifying.”###