Speaking during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Friday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) pointed out one specific way in which an FBI investigation could get to the bottom of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Republicans continue to claim — without evidence — that an FBI investigation wouldn’t tell the committee anything the members don’t already know.
As Republicans rush to confirm Kavanaugh without first properly investigating serious assault or misconduct claims made by Ford and two other women, Whitehouse noted that an entry in Kavanaugh’s calendar, which he himself submitted for public scrutiny, corroborates key details from Ford’s account of being assaulted 36 years ago.
“Dr. Ford said that Kavanaugh and Judge, and PJ, and at least one other boy were all at a house. Well, we know Kavanaugh was there because it’s his schedule, and here’s Judge and here’s PJ,” Whitehouse began, circling handwritten names on the calendar’s entry for a specific date. “Here are all those three named boys and others at a house together just as she said. She said Kavanaugh and Judge were drunk, and that she had a beer. ‘Skis’ is brewskis. Beer. They were drinking, just as she said.”
“Now I will concede that the two girls aren’t mentioned, but spot me this — if you just sexually assaulted one of the two girls, would you add their names to your calendar? I doubt it,” he continued. “This may — may — be powerful corroborating evidence that the assault happened, that it happened that day, and that it happened in that place. But with no FBI investigation, we can’t tell.”
Whitehouse points out that an entry in Kavanaugh's diary is eerily consistent with Ford's recollection of the party she was assaulted at.
(But Republicans refuse to investigate it!)
"This may be powerful corroborating evidence that the assault happened on that day and place." pic.twitter.com/en2Sxvm2j9
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 28, 2018
At another point during his testimony on Friday, Whitehouse said he doesn’t buy Kavanaugh’s innocent explanations for suspicious terms he used in his calendar and yearbook.
“I don’t believe ‘boof’ is flatulence, I don’t believe a ‘devil’s triangle’ is a drinking game, and I don’t believe calling yourself a girl’s ‘alumnus’ is being her friend,” he said.
On Thursday, Kavanaugh repeatedly refused requests from Democratic members of the committee to request an FBI investigation into allegations he claims are false.