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Prosecutor Mitchell, questioning Christine Blasey Ford for Republicans, acknowledges difficulty of 5-minute format

Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell acknowledged Thursday the difficulty of the format the Senate Judiciary Committee was using to explore the allegation from Christine Blasey Ford that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school.

Mitchell, who is asking questions for Republicans on the committee, asked: “Would you believe me if I told you that there’s no study that says that this setting in 5-minute increments is the best way” to question someone about a sexual assault? People in the room — and Ford — laughed.

Mitchell added it’s better to allow a victim, uninterrupted, to tell their narrative in a private setting.


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