In a post at The Federalist, Margot Cleveland wonders whether or not Sen. Lindsey Graham will hold Christine Blasey Ford, and others who falsely accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of various crimes, accountable. Graham is the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and it would be within his power to dive into an investigation of the false accusations. Cleveland writes (abridged):
Since taking over three weeks ago as chairman for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham has already staked out several key priorities for the committee.
The list will please conservatives: confirm more judges and investigate the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI for their handling of the Russia collusion investigation, the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and the use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to obtain a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign aid Carter Page.
The public may have quickly forgotten the month-long spectacle that began after news broke on September 12, 2017—five days after the Senate Judiciary Committee had concluded hearings on Kavanaugh’s nomination—that an unnamed woman had sent Sen. Dianne Feinstein a letter accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. The following day, Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued a terse press release confirming that she had “received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”
Feinstein’s three-sentence statement provided no details, asserting that the accuser had requested confidentiality. Feinstein added that she had “referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”
Ford then outed herself to The Washington Post as the author of the letter…
But now that Graham holds the gavel, will he act?
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