Prosecutor Who Questioned Ford: Facts Would Have NOT Supported A Charge On Kavanaugh
You can’t charge someone if there is no evidence and there has been absolutely nothing about the accusations that even resemble evidence. Not even one corroborating witness.
Rachel Mitchell, the Arizona sex crimes prosecutor who questioned Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee, privately told GOP senators she would not prosecute Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh based on the evidence she heard, according to the Washington Post.
“‘Mitchell spelled it out and was clear with senators that she could not take this anywhere near a courtroom,’”…She told them she would not charge the Supreme Court nominee and reportedly said she wouldn’t even seek a search warrant.”https://t.co/xyz8QDo5po
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) September 28, 2018
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The sex crimes prosecutor tasked with questioning Christine Blasey Ford during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh told Republican senators on Thursday that Ford’s claims and the lack of corroborative evidence were not strong enough to take the case to a courtroom.
Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell spoke at a late-night Thursday meeting with the Republican caucus, where she briefed all 51 GOP members, according to The Washington Post. Based on the evidence presented during the hearing, Mitchell reportedly said that she would not have prosecuted Kavanaugh.
“Mitchell spelled it out and was clear with senators that she could not take this anywhere near a courtroom,” a source told Fox News. In fact, Mitchell reportedly said she would not even pursue a search warrant.
The prosecutor’s guidance may be especially important for Republican senators who have yet to make a decision on how to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. More