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

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Christine Blasey Ford (L), answers questions by Rachel Mitchell (R), a prosecutor from Arizona, as she testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office B... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Christine Blasey Ford (L), answers questions by Rachel Mitchell (R), a prosecutor from Arizona, as she testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 1, 2018 8:32 am
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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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