Monday, October 1, 2018

In Memo, Outside Prosecutor Says She Would Not Bring Criminal Charges Against Kavanaugh

The outside prosecutor Senate Republicans hired to lead the questioning in last week’s hearing about the sexual assault allegations against Brett M. Kavanaugh is arguing in a new memo why she would not bring criminal charges against the Supreme Court nominee.

In the five-page memo, obtained by The Washington Post, Rachel Mitchell outlines more than half a dozen reasons why she thinks the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford — who has accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her at a house in suburban Maryland when they were teenagers in the early 1980s — has some key inconsistencies.

“A ‘he said, she said’ case is incredibly difficult to prove. But this case is even weaker than that,” Mitchell writes in the memo, sent Sunday night to all Senate Republicans. “Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them.”

Mitchell continued: “For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the [Senate Judiciary] Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.”

(via The Washington Post)


  1. I thought women must be believed no matter what the situation or evidence (or lack thereof). Isn't it misogynistic to not always take a woman at her word?

    1. Thats right and people talk about racism in this country being out of control! I can no longer carry sympathy for feminism and me too when the prejudice and man hating is so prevalent against good and bad men alike and damn the consequences.

      When you want to start casting stones against half the species, you better be badass enough to come to your own aid!

  2. How about charges against Ford for perjury?