Sen. Blumenthal: White House Engaging in ‘Cover Up’ of Kavanaugh Allegations


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Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal appeared on CNN’s New Day today and criticized how the Trump Administration was handling multiple allegations of sexual assault to come forth against embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Host John Berman asked, “with the hearing just two hours away, and knowing what we know about the Republicans and what they’re going to do, having Rachel Mitchell doing their questioning, we’d like to know how Democrats will plan their hearing today.”

Blumenthal replied “Our focus will be on the facts and the evidence,” before lighting into the White House’s handling of new allegations to have come to light and calling for a time-consuming FBI investigation.

“What the administration has done here smacks of a cover-up. There has been concealment of evidence, millions of pages of documents even before the serious, credible allegations from courageous sexual assault survivors. But the administration has blocked an FBI investigation that is absolutely necessary to uncover the facts and evidence. So as important as this hearing is, equally so is what needs to be done now. The professionals in the FBI need to go after the facts and evidence.”

An FBI investigation seems unlikely for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that it will delay confirmation which is not politically expedient for Republicans running for office in a midterm election just over a month away.

Watch the clip above, courtesy of CNN.

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