Monday, October 1, 2018

Rachel Mitchell's memo is damaging to Christine Blasey Ford's case against Brett Kavanaugh

Unlike many commentators who gave Rachel Mitchell a hard time, including Rush Limbaugh, I thought she did a fantastic job questioning Christine Ford.
  She systematically got Ford to admit to inconsistencies with each question asked.  She did it in a calm and non threatening manner to many came off as boring without a gotcha moment.  But, in fact every question was designed to get Ford to contradict herself and Mitchell's memo is the final tally of how little Ford brought to the table.  

Washington Examiner reports during last Thursday's hearing, Republicans took a lot of heat for their decision to hire outside counsel, Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, to question Christine Blasey Ford about her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. At the time, Mitchell's slow and methodical line of questioning, interrupted in five minute intervals to turn over time to Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, looked like a mistake. Whether it was or not will long be debated, but the byproduct of Mitchell's questioning is a detailed nine-page memo that is quite damaging to Ford's case against Kavanaugh.

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