The attorney for Deborah Ramirez, one of the women accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, said Tuesday that after a two hour interview by the FBI Sunday, he is concerned that investigators have yet to contact the more than 20 people Ramirez said could back up her claims.
Ramirez was a classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Yale University and claims the judge exposed himself to her at a drunken dorm room party in 1983-84. She has reportedly given the FBI a list of 20 people she says can corroborate her allegations.
Ramirez’s attorney, John Clune, tweeted Tuesday that they’ve “provided the FBI the names and known contact information of additional witnesses (totaling more than 20) who may have corroborating information.”
“Although we do not know the status of the investigation we are not aware of the FBI affirmatively reaching out to any of those witnesses,” he added.
It’s unclear whether these potential witnesses were in the dorm room at the time of the alleged assault, if Ramirez told them about the incident afterwards, or if they heard it later from others.
Clune added that he has “great concern that the FBI is not conducting—or not being permitted to conduct—a serious investigation,” appearing to hint that there is an outside factor affecting the FBI’s ability to do a thorough investigation.
Democratic lawmakers fear that the FBI investigation they’ve called for won’t be thorough enough given the FBI has yet to contact several other people who may have information into the allegations.
Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, wrote a letter to the FBI Tuesday asking why the agency hasn’t contacted their client after she offered to cooperate in the FBI’s background investigation.
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa sent a letter Tuesday to Ford’s attorneys requesting notes from Ford’s therapy sessions, recordings of the lie detector test she took as well as communications she had with the press, as further evidence for Ford’s case. (RELATED: Grassley Demands ‘Evidence’ After Report Claim Ford Helped Friend With Polygraph Test)
His letter came after Fox News’ John Roberts obtained a letter from someone claiming to be Ford’s ex-boyfriend that stated he’d witnessed Ford help a friend prepare for a polygraph test.
“Dr. Ford explained in detail what to expect, how polygraphs worked and helped McLean [her friend] become familiar and less nervous about the exam,” the letter stated.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell repeated Tuesday that the Senate will be voting on Kavanaugh this week as the FBI reportedly wraps up the investigation.
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