The accusations leveled against Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford may come down to his word against hers, and the prosecutor who questioned them both before a Senate panel writes that Ford's case is weak even by those standards. In a memo to Republican senators, the sex-crimes prosecutor hired by the GOP offers what she calls her "bottom line" assessment, reports Politico: "A ‘he said, she said’ case is incredibly difficult to prove," she writes. "But this case is even weaker than that. I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.” Details and developments:
- Mitchell's rationale: She lays out her reasons for her conclusion in the memo, saying among other things that Ford's account of the night in question has been inconsistent. Another big factor: Ford has no corroborating witnesses. Mitchell made a point to say she was speaking only from a legal perspective in terms of bringing a case to court.