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Arizona sex crimes prosecutor wouldn't charge Kavanaugh

Posted at 6:35 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 09:35:38-04

The sex crimes prosecutor who questioned a California women accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is explaining why she would not bring criminal charges against the Supreme Court nominee.

Rachel Mitchell writes 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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