ON THE HILL with DOUG CHRISTIAN
WASHINGTON – With the House out of session until after the midterms, Capitol Hill is controlled by the Senate, and the Senate is dominated by the delayed confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, pending the one-week supplementary FBI investigation into abuse allegations against Kavanaugh.
Debate is swirling over the extent and breadth of the FBI investigation. Whereas Republicans seek to limit the inquiry and interview four people with connections into known allegations of Christine Blasey Ford, the first Kavanaugh accuser, and Deborah Ramirez, the second Kavanaugh accuser, White House spokesman Raj Shah asserts that Democrats are “merely attempting to further delay and politicize” the confirmation process.
Democratic Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, affirms that the FBI “ought to be doing multiple investigations at the same time.” Coons says that, “There are multiple allegations currently in front of the committee, and I think it is not hard to figure out the universe of witnesses. It is not 500. It may not be 50. But it has to be more than five.”
Regarding allegations of Julie Swetnick, the third Kavanaugh accuser, further investigation is downplayed by the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), by distributing damaging material on Swetnick.
Doug Christian, Washington