Anita Hill Calls For FBI to Investigate New Kavanaugh Allegations: It’s the ‘Right Move’


Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual misconduct prior to his confirmation to the bench, is pushing for an official investigation into the claims made against President Donald Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

“Absolutely, [an FBI investigation is] the right move. The hearing questions need to have a frame, and the investigation is the best frame for that; a neutral investigation that can pull together the facts, create a record, so that the senators can draw on the information they receive to develop their question,” Hill said to George Stephanopoulos while on ABC today. “Also helpful would be bringing in expert testimony or experts who can help them shape the questions that they’re going to ask.”

She added that these measures — including the FBI investigation, which Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford is calling for — can’t be avoided if lawmakers really want to find the truth.

Hill also expressed concern about Ford testifying before Congress on Monday, as it could be “a sham proceeding so that the senators can say we gave her a chance to talk and then move on to doing exactly what they were intending to do before she came forward.”

“My advice [for the Senate] is to push the pause button on this hearing, get the information together, bring in the experts and put together a hearing that is fair, that is impartial, that is not biased by politics or by myth and bring this information to the American public,” Hill added.

Watch the clip above, via ABC.

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