A report by the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee concluded that there is no evidence to support "numerous allegations" of misconduct against the Supreme Court judge, Brett Kavanaugh, including allegations of attempted rape, exposure and cases of rape heavy alcohol consumption.
"This was a serious and thorough investigation that did not turn upside down in the persecution of facts," said the committee's chair, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), in a statement on the 414-page report on the Saturday published inquiry of the committee majority. "In the end, there was no credible evidence to support the allegations against the candidate."
In the most disturbing charge of Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court, Californian Professor Christine Blasey Ford testified that a drunk, drunken Kavanaugh was pressing her to a bed trying to strip her clothes when she tried to scream a house party as they both entered were high school.
Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez also said that a drunk Kavanaugh had exposed herself to her at a party and pressed his penis into her face. High school and college classmates publicly said before Kavanaugh was confirmed to be a heavy drinker.
However, the Senate Judiciary Committee found that six FBI reports on Kavanaugh during his career in politics and at the bank, including interviews with nearly 150 people who knew Kavanaugh, "revealed no alcohol abuse or inappropriate sexual behavior."
In senator interviews outlined in the report, at least two men seemed to have told a bizarre, erroneous identity story about the Ford incident. The information is over-worked, so there are no names in the stories, but both men speculate that Ford may have mistaken them for Kavanaugh during innocent encounters.
Prior to Ford's statement, conservative attorney Ed Whelan suggested in a strange series of tweets that a classmate of Kavanaughs who looked like him attacked them. President Donald Trump has also joined the theory. Ford said in her statement that she was "100 percent" sure that she was attacked by Kavanaugh.
In general, the interviews in the committee report beamed over Kavanaugh in the Ford area.
One interviewee who claimed to know Ford said he occasionally used drugs, but the type of drugs was not stated. Another woman said he saw an old photograph of Ford with the Democratic billionaire donor George Soros. Another said Ford had a "robust" social life and did not seem to suffer the consequences of sexual assault.
The report concluded: "The investigators of the committee found no demonstrable evidence supporting Dr. Ford supported the judiciary Kavanaugh. The witnesses Dr. Ford identified as persons who could confirm their allegations, did not do this and actually contradicted her. "
In the case of Ramirez, the report cited a public statement by James Roche, the housemate of Kavanaugh in Yale. He "described Justice Kavanaugh as a" remarkably strong drinker, even on time, "who" became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk, "the report said.
Another, unidentified classmate said Kavanaugh's drinking was "in an area that was normal at the time." This classmate added that those who accused Kavanaugh of heavy drinking had "the same behavior".
The committee's committees of inquiry "found no verifiable evidence to support Ramirez's claims," the report said.
Concerning Julie Swetnick, who told NBC that Kavanaugh was in a house during high school when she said she had been sexually abused, "the committee found no demonstrable evidence supporting Swetnick's allegations. The report added, "The evidence seems to support the position that Julie Swetnick and [her attorney Michael] Avenatti has joined forces criminally to make factually false statements to the committee and to obstruct the committee's investigation. "According to the report, their names were forwarded to the Department of Justice and the FBI for further investigation.
Other allegations with few details that were largely unknown to the public were also rejected by the committee. Judy Munro-Leighton admitted that she falsely claimed that she had written an anonymous letter from a woman claiming that Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her. Munro-Leighton admitted that she had never met Kavanaugh before. Her name was also forwarded to the Ministry of Justice for investigation.
Most of the report contains 386 pages of exhibits, including e-mails, text messages, resumes and statements.
The investigators of the committee spoke with 45 people and took 25 written statements
Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick could not be reached immediately for a comment.