Earlier this week lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford revealed that she has been the subject of death threats so severe that she and her family have had to move out of their home. Today CNN reports that Brett Kavanaugh‘s family has received death threats as well.
Kaitlan Collins said on The Lead today that his wife in particular has received some disturbing death threats featuring “graphic messages, some we can’t even air.”
Emails like these were apparently sent to Kavanaugh’s wife’s email account:
“My condolences to you for being married to a rapist. Although you probably deserve it,” the person wrote in an email obtained by CNN.
Another message sent Wednesday had the subject line, “F*** YOU AND YOUR RAPIST HUSBAND.”
Per Collins’ report, Kavanaugh and his family have received a number of serious and credible threats:
Citing an internal law enforcement report that details threats to the protectee, a senior administration official told CNN Thursday that the number of death threats made against Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh and his family have increased since Ford’s allegations came to light. The official said there are several current threats against the Kavanaughs that law enforcement deems credible, while several others have been opened and closed since he was nominated.
Watch above, via CNN.
UPDATE –– 4:58 pm ET: The Wall Street Journal has additional reporting on the disturbing threats:
One note to Mrs. Kavanaugh, a town manager in the Washington, D.C. suburbs read, “May you, your husband and your kids burn in hell.”
The other, whose subject line reads, “Hi, Ashley,” said she should tell her husband to “put a bullet in his … skull.”
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