Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers alleged that the people directing the FBI’s investigation into her claim of sexual assault against Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh “were not interested in seeking truth.”
The investigation, meant to supplement the FBI’s previous background check and look into the claims by Ford and another woman, “cannot be called an investigation,” the attorneys said, because agents did not interview Ford or people they say can corroborate her testimony.
They issued the statement late Wednesday night after news broke that the FBI had completed the investigation and Senate Republicans had moved toward voting Friday on advancing Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“An FBI supplemental background investigation that did not include an interview of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – nor the witnesses who corroborate her testimony – cannot be called an investigation,” her lawyers’ statement read. “We are profoundly disappointed that after the tremendous sacrifice she made in coming forward, those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking truth.”
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The FBI did not talk to Ford during their investigation into the allegations she made against Kavanaugh, according to her lawyers. (RELATED: Report: FBI Has Not Yet Contacted Ford, Her Lawyers Claim)
One of Ford’s lawyer’s, Debra Katz, attended a resistance rally back in 2017. Katz was interviewed during the rally and she said, “We are going to resist. We will not be silenced.” (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyer Caught On Camera: ‘We Are Going To Resist’)
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake called for an inquiry that was “limited in scope” and time, and President Donald Trump said the FBI should interview whomever it deems necessary, “within reason.”
Following the conclusion of the investigation, Senate Republicans filed for cloture on Wednesday night. By doing so, it will allow for the Senate to hold a procedural vote on Friday, which wound end the debate on Kavanaugh. (RELATED: Senate Republicans Take Another Step Toward Final Vote On Kavanaugh)
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