Blumenthal: Trump ‘Failure’ To Ask FBI For Probe Is ‘Tantamount To A Cover Up’

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September 27, 2018 12:51 p.m.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) accused President Donald Trump of participating in a “cover up” by not asking the FBI to look into Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

While discussing a part of Blasey Ford’s testimony, that she saw Kavanaugh’s classmate Mark Judge working at a Safeway in the months after the alleged assault, Blumenthal suggested that that information could be corroborated in a FBI investigation by looking at IRS or employment records. He then asked if Blasey Ford would like to see Judge — who she said was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly tried to assault her in high school — testify before the committee.

That would be my preference,” she said. “I’m not sure it’s up to me, but I certainly would feel like I could be more helpful to everyone if I knew the date that he worked at the Safeway so I could give more specific date of the assault.”

It’s not up to you,” Blumenthal responded. “It’s up to the President of the United States and his failure to ask for an FBI investigation, in my view, is tantamount to a cover up. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.”

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