Washington, D.C., September 15, 2019 – In response to reports that the legal team of Deborah Ramirez, who credibly accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, provided the FBI with a list of individuals who could corroborate her allegations during the Kavanaugh investigation, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“The reports that the FBI was prevented from contacting at least 25 people who could have corroborated Ms. Ramirez’s credible claims of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh confirm what we already knew: the investigation into the accusations against Kavanaugh was a complete sham. Kavanaugh’s behavior and his actions toward Ms. Ramirez were common knowledge at Yale and could have been easily corroborated during the nomination process. Kavanaugh repeatedly misled the Senate Judiciary Committee about his disturbing behavior, while the women he abused and the witnesses willing to corroborate their accusations were silenced. The latest reports only emphasize the need for the House to continue to conduct a vigorous investigation of Brett Kavanaugh and the FBI.

The very idea that Attorney General William Barr is set to break with precedent and give one of the Justice Department’s highest honors to the lawyers that helped rush through Kavanaugh’s confirmation, particularly in the wake of these new reports, is a grave injustice, and a stark reminder that the Trump administration will go to any lengths to manipulate our justice system to further its extreme agenda.”