Ramirez’s Lawyer Said She Is Willing To Testify, Possibly Without FBI Probe

|
September 26, 2018 9:32 am
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

John Clune, attorney for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, said Wednesday that his client would be willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, possibly even without a prior FBI investigation of her claims.

“She would be willing to testify, but we can’t even talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee about what that would look like, and they certainly haven’t invited her,” Clune told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie. “So at this point, it’s a moot question.”

On the point of an FBI investigation before the hypothetical testimony, for which the first accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, has asked and been denied, Clune emphasized that they still want one but that the lack of an investigation may not be a deal breaker.

“I wouldn’t call [the FBI probe] a condition, but it’s the only intelligent way to get to the truth of what happened,” he said.

He added that, if Ramirez ever did get an invitation from the committee to testify, he would be “very concerned” but leave it up to her if she ultimately wanted to testify without the investigation.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if she would agree to do that,” he said.

Watch the interview here.

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: