Lawyer for Kavanaugh's Colo. accuser: 'Great concern' about FBI probe


By Kelly Cohen, Washington Examiner

The Boulder attorney for a Colorado woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct said Tuesday that her legal team has “great concern” that the FBI is “not conducting … a serious investigation.”

Attorney John Clune praised the bureau’s interview of his client, Deborah Ramirez of Boulder, as “detailed and productive,” but said that “we are not aware” of agents contacting any of the many witnesses whose names Ramirez’s legal team provided.

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John said in a handful of tweets Tuesday afternoon that the FBI questioned his client for “over two hours” on Sunday.

Clune said that it “was a detailed and productive interview, and the agents were clearly motivated to investigate the matter in any way they were permitted.”

Ramirez attended Yale University with Kavanaugh, and has accused him of improperly putting his genitals in her face during a party 35 years ago.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, which came to light after Christine Blasey Ford — his first accuser — said that he sexual assaulted her at a party when the two were in high school in 1982.

The Washington Post reports that the FBI sent two agents to interview Ramirez while a supervisory agent was waiting in a nearby room. The Post cited unnamed “people familiar with the matter” in its report.

Clune said Ramirez’s lawyers provided the FBI agents “more than 20” witnesses who “may have corroborating information.”

But, he added, “we have great concern that the FBI is not conducting — or not being permitted to conduct — a serious investigation” because he and his team are not aware of any of the witnesses being interviewed as of Tuesday.

The FBI’s window to finish its investigation is closing rapidly because President Donald Trump ordered that it should be completed by Friday. The New York Times has reported that the FBI is expected to wrap up its probe on Wednesday.

Senators will get the report soon after it is completed but it is not currently due to be released to the public.

As of late Tuesday, the FBI had yet to interview Ford or Kavanaugh.

Colorado Politics contributed.

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