Well, this can’t possibly be the way the CNN producers were hoping the interview would go.
There is one glaring fact amid the circus that has been the way Democrats and the media are treating the last-minute accusations made against Brett Kavanaugh just days before his confirmation was due to be voted on.
Christine Ford, the woman who says Kavanaugh drunkenly groped and attempted to rape her at a high school party in 1983, has requested that the FBI investigate Kavanaugh before agreeing to testify before Congress on the alleged incident.
But the FBI has not already conducted six separate background checks on Kavanaugh in his various appointments as judge and Bush Jr. administration official, but the crime Ford describes isn’t even in the FBI’s jurisdiction.
This is what, if Ford is somehow completely unaware, local police departments are for.
We’re not sure exactly what CNN’s Brooke Baldwin was going for when she interviewed former assistant FBI director Chris Swecker this week on the Kavanaugh accusations, and he set her and every other lib straight on how ridiculous Ford’s request really is.
Conservative Tribune reports:
“The FBI has no independent jurisdiction to open up a stand-alone investigation of rape allegations or assault allegations that may have taken place 36 years ago,” Swecker said. “That’s a local crime. Unless it involves a federal official or on federal land, or has some federal nexus, there’s just no jurisdiction to do it.”
The interview got even more disappointing for the left when Baldwin asked Swecker what evidence the agency would look at to investigate Ford’s claims.
“There just can’t be any forensic evidence. I would be shocked if they brought a garment forward that might have DNA or something like that,” Swecker said.
Swecker went on to say that the evidence would be “strictly interviews” of the alleged victim, the alleged perpetrator, anyone else who might have been at the party, her therapist or anyone else she may have confided in about the incident.
Swecker also went on to clarify in no uncertain terms that Ford’s accusations are pretty weak already, regardless of who would investigate, there’s a good chance the case would get thrown out in court:
“But it’s all fairly thin. None of this would hold up in court,” Swecker said.
Swecker added that Kavanaugh already passed six rigorous background checks from the FBI.
“These are the most thorough background checks that you can possibly do,” Swecker said.
In other words, there’s virtually no way to definitively prove Ford’s allegations are true. Which creates a sad irony that Democrats are so willing to ignore the basic tenets of due process when it comes to trying to prevent the nomination of Kavanaugh to the highest court in the land.