Kirsters Baish| This past Wednesday, former Assistant Director of the FBI, Chris Swecker, made an appearance on CNN for an interview. Swecker strayed from the liberal network’s preferred dialogue, explaining that the recent sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “would not hold up in court.”
CNN host Brooke Baldwin questioned the former FBI Assistant Director about numerous subjects having to do with the FBI’s current behavior and involvement since the allegations were made against Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford.
Conservative Tribune writes:
Discussion of the FBI’s involvement with the case began Tuesday after Ford demanded an FBI investigation into her allegations before she testifies before Congress.
The Senate Judiciary Committee said in an official statement that the FBI wouldn’t handle the decades-old case.
“The FBI has indicated to the committee and in public statements that it considers the matter closed. The FBI does not make credibility determinations. The FBI provides information on a confidential basis in order for decision makers to determine an individual’s suitability,” the statement reads.
During the interview, Swecker explained that the FBI won’t be dealing with this case.
He stated on the air, “The FBI has no independent jurisdiction to open up a stand-alone investigation of rape allegations or assault allegations that may have taken place 36 years ago. That’s a local crime. Unless it involves a federal official or on federal land, or has some federal nexus, there’s just no jurisdiction to do it.”
Former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker on Kavanaugh accuser: " … she doesn't remember where it happened. She doesn't remember when it happened. How do you investigate with so few details available? … There is not much there … None of this would hold up in court." pic.twitter.com/Ys6gT5Q97M
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 19, 2018
The interview strayed further from its’ likely planned course when Baldwin questioned Swecker as to what kind of evidence the FBI would look into in order to investigate the allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.
“There just can’t be any forensic evidence. I would be shocked if they brought a garment forward that might have DNA or something like that,” Swecker answered.
He continued on to state that it would consist of “strictly interviews” with Blasey-Ford (the alleged victim), interviews with Kavanaugh (the alleged perpetrator), in addition to interviews with anyone who may have been a witness to the alleged crime, and the victim’s therapist or anyone whom she may have spoken to about the alleged sexual assault.
Three out of the four people who the alleged victim claimed to be witnesses have already come forward to dispute her accusations. Patrick Smyth, a former classmate of Kavanaugh’s, was one of those people.
“I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh,” Smyth explained, as reported by CNN.
He went on to say that the allegations will not hold up in court.
“But it’s all fairly thin. None of this would hold up in court,” Swecker explained to Baldwin. “These are the most thorough background checks that you can possibly do.”