During the course of its investigation into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, the FBI interviewed several individuals — but none were Kavanaugh or his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
According to The New York Times, the White House said it was unnecessary, due to Kavanaugh and Ford’s extensive testimony during last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
> Christine Blasey Ford, 51, a university professor in California, has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers at a small party in high school, while Deborah Ramirez, 53, who works for a county housing department in Boulder, Colo., has alleged that he exposed his genitals to her during a party in college.
> The F.B.I. initially interviewed four people identified by the Republican leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee: Ms. Ramirez and three people whom Dr. Blasey recalled being in the house at the time of the party: Mark Judge, P.J. Smyth and Leland Keyser. All three have said they did not remember the party or witness misbehavior by Judge Kavanaugh, although Ms. Keyser told The Washington Post that she believes Dr. Blasey.
Though FBI officials were given the names of numerous others by Senate Democrats and Ramirez’s legal team, the bureau interviewed just five additional people.