Mitchell Pokes Holes In Ford Testimony: ‘No Reasonable Prosecutor’ Would Bring Case

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In a memo sent to Senate Republicans on Sunday, Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor hired by the GOP to question Christine Blasey Ford during the hearing with Brett Kavanaugh last week, said the allegations against Kavanaugh are “even weaker” than a typical “he said, she said” case, according to a memo obtained by the Washington Post.

Mitchell, after describing her analysis as being strictly from a legal perspective, said that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against Kavanaugh based on Blasey Ford’s recollection of the alleged sexual assault in high school.

“A ‘he said, she said’ case is incredibly difficult to prove,” she wrote. “But this case is even weaker than that. Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them. For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the committee.”

She then proceeded to outline holes she saw in Blasey Ford’s testimony.

Mitchell, a longtime investigator of years-old sex crimes, was retained by Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans to question Blasey Ford in their stead.

Read the memo here. 

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