The news service’s report comes as a deadline for the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh nears. It’s also been reported that the probe could end on Wednesday morning.
Richard Oh — a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh and Deborah Ramirez, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of exposing himself in front of her at a college party — told Reuters that he contacted the FBI’s Denver field office twice.
He said he unsuccessfully attempted to provide information that would support Ramirez’s claim.
“I didn’t get the sense that this person even knew what the Kavanaugh case was about,” Oh, an emergency room doctor in California, told the news outlet, adding that “I was hoping to hear back from them for follow-up questions. I still haven’t heard from them”.
Mark Krasberg, who lived in the same dorm as Kavanaugh at Yale, gave Reuters a similar account, saying he was unsuccessful in his attempt to give the FBI “information which backs up part of Debbie Ramirez’s story”.
Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday regarding Ford’s claims that he sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980’s.
Kavanaugh has fiercely denied the claim. He’s also denied accusations from Ramirez and another woman, Julie Swetnick. But after calls from senators such as Jeff Flake, President Donald Trump approved an investigation into Kavanaugh.
Ramirez’s attorney, John Clune, voiced concern on Tuesday about the thoroughness of the FBI’s probe, saying he’s unsure if the agency has reached out to a list of witnesses it provided.
“Ms. Ramirez identified a number of witnesses, and, at the end of the interview, her lawyers provided the FBI the names and known contact information of additional witnesses (totaling more than 20) who may have corroborating information,” Clune tweeted.
He added that “although we do not know the status of the investigation, we are not aware of the FBI affirmatively reaching out to any of those witnesses”, saying “though we appreciated the agents who responded on Sunday, we have great concern that the FBI is not conducting—or not being permitted to conduct—a serious investigation”.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation this week. He’s also indicated that senators, but not the public, will be able to view the FBI’s findings before a vote.
This article provided by NewsEdge.