Last night we saw multiple new accusers come forward against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Deborah Ramirez accused him of sexual assault at a college party. Michael Avenatti then revealed that he has multiple witnesses, one of whom is a victim, who want to testify that Kavanaugh participated in several gang rapes. This made fairly clear that law enforcement was going to end up involved in this, and sure enough, that’s now reportedly happening.
Brian Karem, who is best known nationally for his showdowns with the Trump White House in the press briefing room, has published an article in The Sentinel newspaper. He’s reporting that the police in Montgomery County, Maryland are “looking at allegations against Kavanaugh during his senior year in high school after an anonymous witness came forward this weekend.”
This is apparently not related to Ramirez, as her accusations against Kavanaugh took place in Connecticut. The police say they don’t know if the woman they’ve interviewed is the same woman who is being represented by Michael Avenatti, because they don’t know the latter’s identity. Even as this plays out, the conservative Washington Examiner says it’s spoken with the Montgomery County police chief, and that no investigation appears to be going on. Vice reporter Roberto Aram Ferdman just tweeted that the police chief will be making a formal statement later.
It’s not clear why the Montgomery County police department would be saying different things to different reporters. Brian Karem has a strong track record, so there is every reason to believe that his story about the Kavanaugh investigation is based in fact. It’s clear that something is afoot, even as the number of accusers against Brett Kavanaugh continues to increase. UPDATE: the police have now issued this statement: “At this time, the Montgomery County Police Department has not received a request by any alleged victim nor a victim’s attorney to initiate a police report or a criminal investigation regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report