Former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on “Morning Joe” Wednesday and attempted to downplay the gaps in her story.
Wiley was part of a five-person team of NBC legal analysts who wrote a piece entitled The Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh Are Not Simply A He Said/She Said Situation. The analysts called for a full investigation, which would delay Ford’s testimony and could derail Kavanaugh’s nomination. (RELATED: Attorney For Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Says Her Client Is Willing To Testify Before Judiciary Committee)
“It’s important, number one, because we’re talking about the highest legal position in the land that has significant power and authority,” Wiley said. “Including law making on issues that relate to exactly the kind of allegations that are coming before us now. Meaning, what is the nature of the law when it comes to some of the cases that we might see before the Supreme Court.”
“You want someone in this position who has the highest degree of integrity,” she continued. “And so any allegation that suggests that a person who is being considered for the Supreme Court of the United States, we should know and understand exactly what kind of person we’re going to have, including whether or not they obey the law, since that’s what they’re sworn to uphold.”
Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping her at a high school party more than 35 years ago and claimed he tried to remove her clothing by force.
Ford’s story has been called into question after her therapist’s notes about the incident didn’t match Ford’s actual story.
Wiley played apologist for Ford and said law enforcement should be charged with finding the truth.
“Frankly, there are a lot of tools available to law enforcement to determine whether or not there’s any more evidence,” she concluded.
“But I think the important thing here is the fact that there is corroboration in the sense that in 2012 before Brett Kavanaugh was ever being considered for a Supreme Court seat, that she actually told someone what happened in exactly the same way for the most part with only a few — a few differences, but for the most part the same story that she’s telling now with very, very little to gain.”
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