Lawyers for professor Christine Blasey Ford released a statement Wednesday night that sharply criticizes an FBI investigation that didn’t include her or many witnesses willing to corroborate some facets of her claims.
“An FBI supplemental background investigation that did not include an interview of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — nor the witnesses who corroborate her testimony — cannot be called an investigation,” the lawyers said, per the Hill. “We are profoundly disappointed that after the tremendous sacrifice she made in coming forward, those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth.”
Some old classmates and acquaintances of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reportedly tried to go to the FBI with their memories of his drinking habits and youthful behavior, but were stonewalled and redirected to tip lines. Blasey Ford herself also offered up her memories, but the FBI did not get back to her.
The completed report was given to the Senate Judiciary Committee very early Thursday morning.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) prepared a preliminary Friday vote even before the report was delivered, setting up a final full-Senate vote this weekend.