Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, co-authors of the new book, Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, join RCP co-founder Tom Bevan on his weekly radio show to discuss a New York Times report alleging there was another accusation of sexual assault against the Supreme Court justice that went unreported.
"There is this new book coming out on Tuesday ["The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation."] written by two reporters who were kind of involved in the anti-Kavanaugh efforts," Hemingway told Bevan. "They were reporters at the New York Times, pulled off of their beats to help because they both had backgrounds where they had interacted with people who were in the story... I just finished the book, and they also have an essay where they claim that there was another allegation. Left out of the essay is that the claim that is made is actually denied by the alleged victim. They put that in their book, but they didn't put that in their essay, which is causing some people to question their journalistic ethics."
"The part they left out is that this woman, apparently, has told her friends that she doesn't even remember it... It is a third-hand, fourth-hand account of an incident that, even if it happened as described, it sounds like it was Kavanaugh's friends who were the wrongdoers. So it is a very bizarre thing to try to hang your hat on as a new allegation," Carrie Severino said.