During yesterday’s arduous, 9-hour slugfest on Capitol Hill, we are moving closer to confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
That, of course, has irked the democrats, who as late as this morning were still throwing petty and petulant hissy fits in order to show their base that, well…they tried. It’s just that it’s not that easy to derail a Constitutionally protected process, especially when the tactics employed lend themselves to a whole slew of new accusations about the timing and the impetus of the democrats’ obstruction.
During yesterday’s testimony, the republicans had hired a prosecutor by the name of Rachel Mitchell to question Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. This move was made in order to make Dr. Ford as comfortable as possible, in that it wouldn’t appear as though she was going toe-to-toe with political operatives. It worked too, and Dr. Ford was able to deliver her testimony succinctly and clearly.
That hasn’t derailed the Constitutional process, however, and Rachel Mitchell doesn’t see how it would.
Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell told Republican senators in a conference meeting Thursday evening that she would not charge Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after hearing testimonies of the Judge or his accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
Mitchell, who took a leave of absence from Maricopa County’s Deputy County Attorney and division chief the County Attorney’s Office’s Special Victims Division to join the Senate Judiciary Committee’s team of attorneys for the hearing, “broke down her analysis” of both testimonies to GOP lawmakers. In a nearly 30-minute presentation, Mitchell went over the “facts that were established and not established” and concluded that not only would she not charge Kavanaugh based on the record of evidence from both parties, but would not even pursue a search warrant for the judge, which in virtually all cases would require the standard of probable causeto be met, Politico reported.
Brooke Singman of Fox News quoted one source as saying “Mitchell was very clear with senators that based on evidence presented, she couldn’t bring the case ‘anywhere near a court room.’”
So, not only did Kavanaugh do enough to convince a number of “on the fence” Senators to vote for his confirmation, but the testimony provided yesterday would not be enough to bring a criminal case against him…at least according to Mitchell who is a highly trained professional in exactly these matters.
This also blows the democratic plan for an FBI investigation into the allegations out of the water, logically speaking.