Kavanaugh Cleared of Wrongdoing in Senate Judiciary Committee Investigation
Kayla KosloskyReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2018 Nov 05
The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of all wrongdoing on Saturday, noting that they found “no verifiable evidence” to support sexual misconduct allegations levied against him during his confirmation hearing in September.
Kavanaugh was confirmed into the Supreme Court in September despite facing sexual misconduct allegations by three women.
Kavanaugh’s main accuser, professor of psychology at Palo Alto University Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, accused the judge and his friend Mark Judge of sexually assaulting her and attempting to rape her at a high school party in the 1980s.
These allegations led to a supplemental FBI investigation into the judge, which yielded no evidence of wrong doing on the judge’s part.
The Senate Judiciary Committee also launched an investigation into the judge after he was confirmed to the supreme court which, according to a series of tweets posted on Saturday along with the committee’s official report, also yielded no evidence of wrongdoing.
The Senate Judiciary Committee wrote on Twitter, “Committee investigators spoke with 45 individuals and took 25 written statements relating to the various allegations made in the course of the #SCOTUS confirmation process.”
Committee investigators spoke with 45 individuals and took 25 written statements relating to the various allegations made in the course of the #SCOTUS confirmation process. — Senate Judiciary (@senjudiciary) November 4, 2018
The statement continued, “In neither the committee’s investigation nor in the supplemental background investigation conducted by the FBI was there ANY evidence to substantiate or corroborate any of the allegations.”
In neither the committee’s investigation nor in the supplemental background investigation conducted by the FBI was there ANY evidence to substantiate or corroborate any of the allegations. — Senate Judiciary (@senjudiciary) November 4, 2018
According to the committee’s official report, "Evidence appears to support the position that Julie Swetnick and Mr. Avenatti criminally conspired to make materially false statements to the Committee and obstruct the Committee's investigation."
Justice Kavanaugh categorically and unequivocally denied all of the allegations levied against him during his confirmation process and on October 6, he was officially sworn in as the 114thSupreme Court Justice of the United States.
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Kayla Koslosky has been the Editor of ChristianHeadlines.com since 2018. She has B.A. degrees in English and History and previously wrote for and was the managing editor of the Yellow Jacket newspaper. She has written on her blog kaylamariekoslosky.blogspot.com since 2012 and has also contributed to IBelieve.com and Crosswalk.com.