Elder Patriot – Rachel Mitchell, the experienced sex crimes prosecutor who asked seemingly innocuous questions of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey-Ford wrote a nine-page memorandum which she presented to all 51 Republican senators.
Here are the two most pertinent passages:
Mitchell writes that she has written this document of her own free will and every word contained therein is hers alone.
And her conclusion, “… this [allegation] is even weaker than [a “he said, she said”] case…
Here is the full text of Mitchell’s memorandum:
Rachel Mitchell Memorandum … by on Scribd
Mitchell determined 9 important inconsistencies in Blasey-Ford’s testimony including inconsistencies in her ability to recall events that transpired over the past three months.
Here are the nine inconsistencies that undermine any credibility the Judiciary Committee Democrats claimed Blasey-Ford had:
- Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of when the alleged assault happened.
- Dr. Ford struggled to identify Judge Kavanaugh as the assailant by name – until the hearing.
- When speaking with her husband, Dr. Ford changed her description of the incident to become less specific.
- Dr. Ford has no memory of key details of the night in question-details that could help corroborate her account.
- Dr. Ford’s account of the alleged assault has not been corroborated by anyone she identified as having attended-including her lifelong friend.
- Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of the alleged assault.
- Dr. Ford has struggled to recall important recent events relating to her allegations, and her testimony regarding recent events raises further questions about her memory.
- Dr. Ford’s description of the psychological impact of the event raises questions.
- The activities of Congressional Democrats and Dr. Ford’s attorneys likely affected Dr. Ford’s account.
Within Mitchell’s memorandum, the prosecutor details each instance of Blasey-Ford’s inconsistencies that led to her conclusion that Blasey-Ford’s testimony lacked the credibility to justify trusting her account.
Notably, Blasey-Ford’s confusion in recalling whether the polygraph was administered on the day of her grandmother’s funeral less than two months ago, seriously damaged the ability to rely on her memory recall.