Kavanaugh Accuser’s Attorneys Decline Requests To Give Committee Evidence Or Statements
Attorneys representing Brett Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez have declined to provide any evidence or statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee, despite multiple requests by a Republican committee staff member.
Ramirez told the New Yorker that Kavanaugh, a Supreme Court Justice nominee, exposed himself to her when they were freshmen at Yale University.
Her lawyers seem to want the FBI, rather than the committee, to investigate. One attorney told committee staffers she “would welcome” and cooperate with an FBI investigation and would be willing to be interviewed “on appropriate terms,” according to an email obtained by The Daily Caller.
The email conversation with the subject line “SCOTUS-request for evidence” began Sunday evening.
Davis said Chairman Chuck Grassley’s staff first learned of the allegation from the New Yorker article. “Please let us know when Ms. Ramirez is available for an interview with Senate Judiciary Committee investigators. According to the article, Senate Democrats have been investigating these allegations.”
One of the attorneys, John Clune, later wrote to Davis that “there are certainly more witnesses than in the article. That would be the benefit of an actual investigation conducted by the FBI.”
Davis later responded that the Committee would “welcome the receipt of Ms. Ramirez’s (and anyone else’s) evidence in the form of a letter or email to the Chairman and Ranking Member.”
After efforts to set up a phone call with committee members, Clune said he would not be able to make the phone call and would need to reschedule it.
“This is now my 6th request for evidence from Ms. Ramirez that I have made over the last 48 hours,” Davis wrote Tuesday evening.
Ramirez is not presently scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee this Thursday when Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s initial accuser is expected to testify.