Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday said that he thought the FBI made a big mistake when it didn’t bother interviewing either Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or accuser Christine Blasey Ford as part of its background investigation.
Speaking with “Fox & Friends,” Napolitano said he was “disappointed” that the FBI didn’t talk with either of the two people who are the central figures in their investigation, and he said it would leave many people with doubts about the thoroughness of the probe.
“People that don’t want Judge Kavanaugh confirmed — whether they don’t want him confirmed because of the perception that he’s ideologically against them or because they really believe the allegations against him — now have more ammunition and more doubt to say, ‘Why was the FBI held back? Was the FBI used as a political instrument yet again?'”
Napolitano went on to say that some of the restrictions placed on the scope of the investigation by the White House would only fuel suspicion that the entire process has been a sham.
“Why weren’t they just allowed to interview whoever they wanted, including the two principles, Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford?” he asked. “Those allegations are going to stick.”
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.@Judgenap: I was disappointed that the FBI didn’t interview Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford – because now the people who don’t want him confirmed have more ammunition and more doubt pic.twitter.com/wNJcSnEiUr
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) October 4, 2018
Kavanaugh book authors battle The View’s Meghan McCain over New York Times uproar
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Co-host Meghan McCain pressed authors Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, whose book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh was published Tuesday, to explain an editor's note that conservatives have argued invalidates some of their bombshell reporting about sexual misconduct allegations against the justice.
Thank you for the question," Kelly explained. "We're eager to clear the air on this. First of all, there was no desire to withhold important information from our readers. We have all of it in the book and the essay is an adaptation of the book that of course we had to edit for length and clarity."
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"I happen to love Elizabeth Warren," Behar said. "I think she would make a magnificent president, and I think this whole talk about she's too far to the left is a lot of hooey, frankly."