Dr. Ford and Deborah Ramirez just blasted the FBI and blew lid off a possible cover-up of Kavanaugh’s assaults

Just a few days into the FBI’s “investigation” into the multiple sexual assault allegations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the law enforcement agency is allegedly wrapping up the probe three days before the deadline.

The abruptness of its conclusion and the reports of the White House’s efforts to hamstring the investigation is raising eyebrows around the nation, especially on the legal teams of accusers Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.

Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers sent a furious letter to the FBI this afternoon upon learning that they would be concluding their investigation without even interviewing her, the principal witness at the center of the allegations against Kavanaugh.

Ford’s attorneys were joined by Deborah Ramirez’s lawyer John Clune, who took to Twitter and complained that they had provided the FBI with a list of more than 20 witnesses who would have information supporting her allegations that Kavanaugh had exposed himself and forced her to touch his genitals while he laughed at a drunken Yale party.

As of publication, the FBI has not reached out to speak to any of them.

Considering that Bloomberg reported earlier today that the FBI was not going to be investigating whether or not Brett Kavanaugh perjured himself upon the stand — which he almost certainly did — these new developments call into question whether or not they’re actually investigating anything or if this entire thing is just a sham to mollify Jeff Flake and pretend that appropriate measures have been taken before the Republican ram through his confirmation anyway.

Refusing to interview the people directly involved in an investigation is astounding malpractice at best and an active cover-up at worst. Ford, Ramirez, and the American people deserve answers.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.