Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sen. Cory Booker statement on FBI investigating Kavanaugh allegations

US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has released the following statement on the FBI investigating the Kavanaugh allegations:

I was encouraged by the good faith discussion with my judiciary colleagues earlier this afternoon, and Senator Jeff Flake in particular. It's my hope that the FBI will conduct a full, fair, and thorough investigation into the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh.

At a minimum, the FBI investigation should include investigating Dr. Ford’s credible allegations in the following ways:

1. Interviewing each witness Ford identified as being present on the night of the assault – Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, PJ Smyth, and Leland Keyser.

2. Investigating where and when this assault could’ve taken place and any other potential witnesses.

3. Interviewing Dr. Ford’s polygrapher and the witnesses she spoke to about the assault.

4. Investigating Kavanaugh’s claims regarding these allegations, including following up on the entries in his calendar and interviewing witnesses who have contradicted his statements about his drinking habits around the time of the assault.

This FBI investigation should also include investigating the other allegations that Ms. Ramirez and Ms. Swetnick have made.

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