Episode 67: The FBI Investigates Kavanaugh

Like last week’s episode of Polilogue, we’re talking exclusively about the the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh… because what.a.week. Last Thursday two powerful testimonies overtook the Judiciary Committee and the news cycle as we know it.  Dr. Christine Blasey Ford shared her sexual assault allegation against Judge Kavanaugh; and Judge Kavanaugh shared his furious denial. Both testimonies were full of raw emotion and vulnerability and in Judge Kavanaugh’s case — partisan anger and posturing. 

Then on Friday, after intense last minute negotiations in the Judiciary Committee… Senator Flake approved Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination out of committee with one important caveat: that the full Senate vote be delayed to allow for a one-week FBI week investigation into Dr. Blasey Ford’s accusation.

Today on Polilogue we explore the reactions of the two testimonies and the lingering questions and expectations of Senators from both sides of the aisle.

As always, you can always jump to a section of the show by using our available chapters:

  • Introduction

  • Highlight/Lowlight

  • Believing Dr. Blasey Ford

  • Kavanaugh’s performance

  • The FBI Steps In  

  • Show rankings 

  • Closing

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