The following article was written jointly by the five prosecutors shown above.
“What’s next? The latest proposal is for Ford and Kavanaugh to testify under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. However, these allegations are extremely serious and we — five former federal prosecutors with a combined experience of many decades — believe that a Senate hearing, if it indeed occurs, is not enough. It will not adequately provide the American public with the full facts and truth about these allegations, nor, importantly, will it allow the Senate to fulfill its constitutional role of “advice and consent” in the context of potential Supreme Court justices. Rather, there must be a thorough, unrushed investigation by the FBI or by another independent investigator and a full and fair public hearing, including all relevant witnesses and not just Kavanaugh and his accuser.
Because, if true, the allegation alone should disqualify Kavanaugh from serving on the Supreme Court.
While some argue that the truth about this incident will come down to a “he said, she said” situation, that’s not how it looks to us. Prosecutors and investigators are confronted with these scenarios frequently and don’t just throw up their hands and say, “We can’t decide.” Instead, prosecutors look for corroborating evidence — and there are strong indications already that Ford is telling the truth about her attack.
This is not about politics or investigating the ideological views of Brett Kavanaugh. Indeed, if his nomination does not succeed, President Donald Trump will almost certainly nominate someone with similar views and positions. This debate is instead about our country’s respect for women, for victims of crime and for our justice system.”
Their reasons for finding Ford credible?
- Corroboration _ Ford told her therapist in 2012, four years before Trump was elected and six before Kavanaugh was nominated.
- Ford passed a polygraph, which, while inadmissible in court, is frequently used by the FBI to gauge witness credibility.
- Ford has no motive to subject herself to what she knew would be a searing ordeal save to warn the nation about Kavanaugh’s lack of character.
- Ford placed Mark Judge in the room where the attack occurred despite knowing Judge was a good friend of Kavanaugh and likely to lie for him if he thought he could get away with it.
I find the opinion of these women infinitely more compelling than those of the Molester-In-Chief and his craven enablers in the Senate.