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Sex crimes prosecutor briefs Senate GOP on Ford testimony: ‘Not even enough for a warrant’

(National SentinelThin: The Phoenix special prosecutor for sex crimes who questioned Brett Kavanaugh assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford during a special session of the Senate Judiciary Committee reportedly told Republicans following her testimony that she didn’t even offer enough evidence to justify a search warrant.

Breitbart News reported that Rachel Mitchell told GOP senators that nothing Ford said would have led her to charge Kavanaugh for any crimes:

Mitchell, who took a leave of absence from Maricopa County’s Deputy County Attorney and division chief the County Attorney’s Office’s Special Victims Division to join the Senate Judiciary Committee’s team of attorneys for the hearing, “broke down her analysis” of both testimonies to GOP lawmakers.

In a nearly 30-minute presentation, Mitchell went over the “facts that were established and not established” and concluded that not only would she not charge Kavanaugh based on the record of evidence from both parties, but would not even pursue a search warrant for the judge, which in virtually all cases would require the standard of probable cause to be met, Politico reported.

According to Brooke Singman of Fox News, one source she quoted said, “Mitchell was very clear with senators that based on evidence presented, she couldn’t bring the case ‘anywhere near a court room.’”

Ford testified she was “100 percent certain” that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 35-plus years ago when both were in high school — though she can’t recall exact dates, where she was when he allegedly assaulted her, or who brought her to and from the gathering where the assault was said to have occurred.

Kavanaugh, meanwhile, said he didn’t know Blasey Ford and was “100 percent certain” he did nothing like that to her “or anybody else.”

Following Kavanaugh’s testimony, POTUS Donald Trump tweeted his support (again) for the nominee.

“Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting.”

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