Sex crimes prosecutor wouldn't charge Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON (AP) - The sex crimes prosecutor who questioned a California woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is explaining why she would not bring criminal charges against the Supreme Court nominee.
Rachel Mitchell wrote in a new memo sent to Senate Republicans that she does not believe a "reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee." Mitchell is a Phoenix-based sex crimes prosecutor Republicans hired to question Christine Blasey Ford about her claims against Kavanaugh during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week.
Mitchell argues that there are inconsistencies in Ford's narrative and says no one has corroborated her account. The hearing - which featured testimony from Ford and Kavanaugh - was not a criminal proceeding, but part of the confirmation process for Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
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