(National Sentinel) Uncertain Terms: Once again the Left-wing attorney for Christine Blasey Ford is attempting to dictate terms, on behalf of her client, how the Senate should proceed with Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.
After already agreeing to delay a vote of the full Senate by one week, thanks to the insistence of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., attorney Debra Katz said in a statement Ford is rejecting “artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation.”
As Lifezette reported, refusing to accept the Senate’s timeline “could blow up an informal deal worked out between Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary that allowed the Kavanaugh nomination to go forward while also allowing further investigation by the FBI of his background.”
On Friday, in exchange for his vote to move Kavanaugh’s nomination out of the Judiciary Committee, Flake and fellow panel member Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., worked out the week-long deal in which the FBI would review witness statements and allegations regarding Ford’s claims that the nominee sexually assaulted her 35-plus years ago at a high school event, which he vehemently denies.
As Lifezette noted further:
Republicans on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary opposed the delay because, they insisted, Kavanaugh has been through six previous full FBI background investigations since entering public service 25 years ago.
They also pointed out that three people Ford claimed either witnessed the incident or were present in the house at the time either said they didn’t know Kavanaugh or remember such an incident. Ford could also not recall where or when she was molested.
Thomas Jipping, deputy director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, writes that another FBI probe is just pointless:
This demand for another FBI investigation is not valid and based on a complete misunderstanding of the bureau’s role. First, Kavanaugh’s opponents want people to think that the FBI is on standby, ready to run down all the leads and figure out what really happened.
That may be what a law enforcement agency does in the criminal justice system—as seen on TV—but not in the confirmation process.
That distinction between the criminal justice system and the confirmation process is critical. The FBI is in the executive branch, which has authority over the criminal justice system. The confirmation process, however, occurs in the legislative branch. The Constitution gives the Senate sole responsibility for evaluating presidential nominees.
In the criminal justice system, the FBI investigates by not only gathering information but evaluating it, making judgments about the credibility of witnesses or the truth of what they say, pursuing leads, and offering conclusions or even recommendations. In other words, they figure out what really happened.
In the confirmation process, the FBI gathers information and stops there. The Senate must do the rest.
And the Senate Judiciary Committee has already done its due diligence and investigated every single claim against Kavanaugh.
There’s also the fact that a full FBI investigation was done on Kavanaugh every time he was hired for a significant government position (six times in all).
This is nothing more than a delay tactic — another one — to ensure Kavanaugh’s defeat and to fuel Democratic hopes of keeping the seat vacant for as long as possible until they are in power again.
Which, hopefully, will be never.
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