No Evidence to Substantiate any of the Claims Against Judge Kavanaugh

The Senate Judiciary Committee released a report into the attempted smear of then-Judge Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.  The first paragraph is below. 

In the weeks leading up to Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation vote on October 6, 2018, investigators from the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary (“Committee”) diligently pursued all relevant allegations made against the nominee. This memorandum summarizes the Committee’s work and provides a status update on the Committee’s ongoing efforts to review and address additional matters that arose during the course of the investigation, including potential violations of Senate rules, potential witness tampering, and potential false statements made to the Committee in violation of federal law.

The report is summed up in this line:

“Following the separate and extensive investigations by both the Committee and the FBI, there was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh.”

None, zero zip.  It was the worst kind of character assignation.  There were criminal referrals to the FBI which we detailed previously. It also includes details of potential witness tampering by a friend of Dr. Ford and notes that the investigation is not done

Later, the report noted the committee’s ongoing efforts, stating that “although the Senate confirmed Justice Kavanaugh on October 6, Committee investigators continue to pursue several issues related to the allegations against Justice Kavanaugh.” The memorandum then specifically noted that news reports claimed Ford’s friend Leland Keyser “felt pressure from Dr. Ford’s allies to revisit her initial statement to the Committee that she did not know Justice Kavanaugh or have any knowledge of the alleged incident.”

According to media reports, “former FBI employee Monica McLean, whom Dr. Ford allegedly coached in a polygraph exam years earlier, and others contacted her to suggest she ‘clarify’ her account.” Grassley stressed that “Committee investigators continue to pursue this lead to determine whether McLean or others tampered with a critical witness.”

As Lindsey Graham just said:

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Monday that Democrats' attempt to smear Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh show they will do anything to win elections.

“[My message going forward is] to remind people what happened to Brett Kavanaugh, that the Democrats will do anything to win,” Graham said on Fox News. “They do not accept the fact that President Trump won.”

Hopefully the American public does not forget when they vote tomorrow.