Rachel Mitchell, the veteran prosecutor who the House Judiciary Committee majority hired to conduct the Republican questioning of Ford last week, also prepared a five page memo, which the Washington Post purloined and published last night. Go here to read it. There is nothing new in it, but it lays out well all the problems in Ford’s tale, and the complete lack of evidence to support it. It explains why no prosecutor would prosecute this case, or even be able to obtain a warrant as part of an investigation. With Ford’s Fable we have a bald-faced accusation that rests securely in the middle of thin air, rather like Wile E. Coyote, in an old Road Runner cartoon, running off a steep cliff, in the instant before he plummets to Earth.
From a legal stand-point this is all rubbish and pure politics. Ford’s accusation doesn’t rise to she said-he said. It is she said-everyone else said. That this is taken seriously by a broad swathe of the American public indicates declining educational standards, that the spirit of the Yellow Dog Democrat is alive and well and that Leftists value power greatly and truth not at all.