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Kavanaugh’s accuser wants him to testify first. This is absurd. In a court case, the prosecution speaks first and then the defense responds. This is especially important in a situation where the accusation lacks important details. Using the old critical questions a report should ask:
1. Who: Brett Kavanaugh
2. What: attempted sexual assault
3. When: Not given. If this was as serious as she claims it was, she would remember a date or be able to reconstruct it (such as third Friday in August 1981). Of course, this would open her up to refutation if any of the three men she has named were not in the DC area on that date.
4. Where: Not given — same problem
5. Why: Many people have attested to BK’s character. I have not heard if he was a binge drinker in high school. Perhaps he acted differently under the influence but there does not seem to be a pattern here.Published in