The longer that the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation scandal continues, the worse it looks for the accuser.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the lawmaker whom Christine Blasey Ford confided in with her accusations, has done a great job at destroying any credibility Ford had going into this. By being informed of her allegations in the form of a letter back in July, and waiting until a week before Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation vote to release the details, Feinstein has tainted Ford’s claims. Now, many suspect the allegations are too politically timed to be believed. Even some Senate Democrats are displeased by the suspect timing. (RELATED: Democrats Privately Express Doubt on Feinstein’s Handling of Kavanaugh Information.)
At the beginning of this saga, Ford could have made a real, substantive case about her alleged assault. She could have made the allegations and demanded a full inquiry. Instead, she waited to go public, and, in turn, undermined her own case. Now Ford is refusing to testify before Congress, despite her attorney agreeing that she would just days prior. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Wants FBI Investigation, Won’t Testify Before Congress.)
But it gets worse. It turns out that Sen. Feinstein’s office is withholding a key piece of information related to the Kavanaugh investigation: Ford’s unredacted original letter detailing the assault.
Now, if Feinstein really wanted to get to the bottom of what happened between Kavanaugh and Ford, you’d think she would share that letter with the rest of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the incident currently. But she isn’t:
— Senate Judiciary (@senjudiciary) September 19, 2018
No More Excuses
This, frankly, is unbelievable. You can’t have a case without disclosing the key piece of evidence that started the entire thing in the first place!
At this point, Feinstein is acting as an impediment to the investigation. She wouldn’t participate in the follow-up phone call with Kavanaugh after the allegations broke. (RELATED: Senator Dianne Feinstein Won’t Set Up Call for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify.) Now she won’t even attend the committee hearing where Ford is invited to testify. (RELATED: Senator Dianne Feinstein Pushes Back on Hearing for Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Ford.)
If Feinstein won’t cooperate, Republicans should confirm Kavanaugh now. If Ford is upset, she can blame Feinstein.