The FBI must investigate: If Kavanaugh will lie to Congress about torture, he’ll lie about assault


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The lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, backed up by Judiciary Committee Democrats, have made a very simple request: have the FBI investigate her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a party when they were in high school before proceeding with a Senate hearing to examine the issue. They argue that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.”

Which is precisely what Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley don’t want. They don’t want it because they either already know what a full investigation would uncover, or because even they don’t know all of the skeletons an investigation might end up dislodging from Kavanaugh’s closet.

What Republicans do know for certain is that Kavanaugh is liar. He sat in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week and he lied, repeatedly. He lied about his past work in the Bush administration—the time period of his career Republicans have desperately tried to keep hidden from the public. He lied under oath. About the Bush administration’s torture program, most egregiously, and about a lot more.

Either they know everything else he’s lied about, or they don’t. Either way, they want this can of worms hermetically sealed. They’ve done everything they can to discourage Ford from testifying so that they don’t have to have a real hearing. They’ve done everything they can to pre-emptively smear her.

They are fighting against Blasey Ford telling her story and the FBI investigating it because they know Kavanaugh is a liar. Full stop. And they will do anything to get him onto the Supreme Court for another pathological liar, Donald Trump.

They’re sure setting up a great case for impeaching a Supreme Court justice, though, if he ends up there. And they’re giving the voting public even more reason to put Democrats in Congress this November to do just that.

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