New Revelations in Kavanaugh’s Background Investigation Demand Accountability

Courts News 07.22,21

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 WASHINGTONWade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement regarding new disturbing details reported by The New York Times on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of sexual assault allegations made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, including interference by the Trump White House.

“Nearly three years ago, we witnessed incredible courage as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford shared her truth with the world. Today’s revelations confirm and make more dire what we knew at the time — the allegations by Dr. Blasey Ford and Debbie Ramirez against Brett Kavanaugh were grossly mishandled. The Trump White House and Senate Republicans shamefully stifled an investigation to rush the process and guarantee their nominee a seat on the Supreme Court. These unconscionable actions undermine the Senate’s constitutional role and continue to cast a shadow on the integrity of the Court. 

“There are still numerous unanswered questions in the absence of a full and comprehensive investigation that should have taken place. We call for a full investigation into the large number of tips the FBI received about Justice Kavanaugh, how this process came to be, and who was involved. There must be full accountability.”

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