Attorney and former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova called Christine Blasey Ford ‘delusional’ and said ‘nothing corroborates her story’ about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulting her 36 years ago DiGenova made his remarks in an Oct. 1 interview on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall talk-radio program with hosts Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese.
“Christine Blasey Ford, I’m sure, I think, believes everything she’s saying,” said diGenova. “But it isn’t true, it didn’t happen, she is delusional, this is a fantasy, there is nothing to corroborate her story.”
“This is a bald-faced accusation with no support and the Democrats have encouraged it, created it, spread it, propagated it, and they could care less about whether or not it’s true,” said the former U.S. Attorney for D.C.
DiGenova’s comments came a few days after the FBI commenced its investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Ford by Kavanaugh when they were in high school in the early 1980s. None of the witnesses to the event, or the alleged party where it occurred, corroborated Ford’s claim; they either did not recall or stated it did not happen.
DiGenova took issue with the new FBI investigation, arguing that Judge Kavanaugh has already been through six background checks that revealed no information about Ford’s allegation.
“This is a background check,” he said. “An extended – in other words, they’ve already done six background checks on the judge, and none of this ever came up. Just think about that. Six intrusive FBI background checks for a major government post, and none of this ever, ever came up.”
DiGenova, a former Chief Counsel of the Senate Rules Committee, pointed out that the FBI investigation would be “very simple,” with “basic questions.”
“The background investigation he’s getting is very simple,” said diGenova. “They go to people they’re given the names of. They ask those people for other names. Then they go talk to them. They do not – they – this is not an inquisition. They’re going to ask them a few basic questions.”
DiGenova went on to call the situation “loony” and blame the chaos surrounding the Senate confirmation process of Judge Kavanaugh on his Democratic opponents and left-wing activists.
“Listen,” he said. “This woman – this is loony. This whole thing is loony. Look where we are for a nominee for the Supreme Court because the Democrats’ lust for power has made them destroy the confirmation process. Shame on them. And, you know what? They could care less. They don’t have any shame.”
DiGenova noted that Ford “could not have committed perjury” because she believes her story is true.
“Christine Blasey Ford, in my opinion, could not have committed perjury because she believes what she said, so she did not have the corrupt intent,” diGenova said.