Why has the FBI still not interviewed some of the most important witnesses in Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court (SCOTUS), Judge Brett Kavanaugh? As far as we can tell, neither the primary witness, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, nor even Kavanaugh have been approached by them. The FBI has turned away other people coming forward, but this woman had a novel approach.
Ford said that Kavanaugh and his good friend, Mark Judge, shoved her into a bedroom when she was just 15-years-old. Then, the judge attempted to rape her, and she thought he would accidentally smother her with his hand over her mouth to muffle her screams. Both of the guys were very drunk and laughing uproariously.
Judge’s ex-girlfriend from college, Elizabeth Rasor, dated him for several years exclusively. After multiple fruitless attempts to get to the FBI, she sent a sworn deposition to Rachel Maddow, and the show’s host read parts of it aloud:
‘I first met Mark Judge in or around the fall of 1986 while we were both students at Catholic University,” it read. “We engaged in a serious romantic relationship for approximately two years beginning in 1986 through 1988. We dated exclusively during much of that time period and attempted to reunite several times in the months afterward until I moved to New York from Washington, D.C.’
It appears the FBI has had its hands tied in the investigation. Both Ford and another woman whom Kavanaugh sexually molested, Deborah Ramirez, have offered the agency a number of witnesses. Yet, thus far, none of them have been contacted. Traditionally, the FBI follows each thread to wherever it leads.
Rasor met Kavanaugh through her boyfriend in about 1987 at several social parties:
‘At the parties, Brett and Mark attended during this period there was frequent and widespread alcohol consumption,” she said. “In or around 1988 in the context of the conversation we had about how we lost our virginities. Mark told me in a voice that seemed to convey a degree of shame about an incident that had occurred a few years prior where he and several other boys from Georgetown Prep took turns having sex with a woman who was drunk.’
She swore that she thought Judge was sober when he told her, and he apparently believed “that the sexual activity was consensual:”
‘After this initial conversation, Mark and I never discussed this again. Mark did not share with me any names of other individuals involved in this incident and I do not have any information to suggest one way or another that Brett was one of them. Mark and I broke up toward the end of 1988. I last spoke with Mark in or around 2013. We met for lunch at Georgetown University to catch up, and I brought my son.’
The FBI indicated that it might wrap up its investigation early, well before its deadline to prepare a report for the Senate. The Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), claimed that there would be a vote at week’s end.
Check out the video of Maddow showing Rasor’s deposition for the first time below:
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