Elder Patriot – Fox News has reported that the experienced sex crimes prosecutor brought in by Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser had uncovered enough gaps in her memory and inconsistencies in her story that she told the senators the case could not hold up in court.
The prosecutor, Rachel Mitchell met with all 51 Senate Republicans during a late-night briefing following her interrogation of accuser Christine Blasey-Ford.
Mitchell’s treatment of Blasey-Ford was so gentle and understated that almost no one realized the inconsistencies that she had so subtly uncovered:
- Dr. Ford traveled between 6 and 8 miles to her home but she could not remember how she got home. Is there another witness she is preventing the committee from interviewing?
- During her therapy sessions she never mentioned Brett Kavanaugh’s name. When asked whether she provided notes from those sessions to the Washington Post, who she contacted over the summer to tell her story to, she couldn’t remember. Keep in mind this is 36 years removed from the trauma of whatever happened that night but she claims she couldn’t recall.
- Dr. Ford’s recall of the events surrounding her polygraph, again performed over this past summer, were unusually sketchy. She claimed the procedure was much longer than she anticipated but the person who administered the test told Fox News’ Shannon Bream he asked only two questions.
Dr. Ford also couldn’t recall whether the session had been video recorded even though the polygraph had been administered in her hotel room meaning that every piece of equipment used had to brought in and set-up while she watched and waited.
- Dr. Ford also claimed to fear flying – the reason for the ten day delay in her appearance before the committee – but she admitted to flying across the country and to Hawaii and other vacation spots regularly. In fact, immediately after the polygraph was finished she was scheduled to hop another flight.
When asked by Mitchell who paid, or who would be paying for the polygraph she had no idea. That’s just not believable.
When Mitchell had finished her examination the cable news pundits told us the Republicans on the committee had blundered badly by hiring Mitchell because she hadn’t laid a glove on their star victim.
In fact, the experienced sex crimes prosecutor had extracted many significant details that allowed to come to an important conclusion..
A source familiar with Mitchell’s comments said she told the group that, in her measured opinion, she didn’t even have enough to seek a search warrant against Kavanaugh.
According to one source:
“Mitchell spelled it out and was clear with senators that she could not take this anywhere near a courtroom.”
The significance of Mitchell’s comments is that she’s a prosecutor and not a defense attorney. Her job is to, if at all possible, bring the perpetrators of sex crimes to justice.
It appears that her testimony helped convinced previously undecided members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who proceeded to unanimously send Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full senate for a final confirmation vote.