"At maximum, a preponderance of evidence should have sufficed to disqualify him from being elevated to the highest court any lawyer in America can rise to"
Preponderance is 51/49. I'm seeing 35/35 with a big hole of who the hell knows in the middle. 30 years later, don't know where it happened, nobody saw nuthin, kinda hard to get to 51 with that.
"I just showed you a direct eyewitness that didn't see Ramirez, but did see another woman subjected to the identical behavior by Kavanaugh that Ramirez claimed happened in the same identical place and manner"
The woman he named said she didn't recall anything like that ever occurring.
"As anyone involved in the criminal justice system should understand, when a potential witness claims not to have a memory of specific events that does not mean the events didn't occur. To many, such admissions simply means that the person being questioned does not want to reveal the truth because of the consequences they'd bring upon themselves for doing so."
Absolutely, but we can't proceed without evidence. We have a right to due process and a presumption of innocence in this country.
"Also as a LEO, you should have concluded that some of the allegations levied against Kavanaugh were criminal and should have been forwarded to the FBI's criminal division or local/state LEO where certain charges were still possible under statutory time restraints."
I'm not aware of any allegations of Federal Crimes that would fall under FBI jurisdiction. The sexual assault allegations were forwarded to Montgomery County Maryland (a very blue county).
"The most glaring omission of the investigation was Kavanaugh's former best friend who basically told investigators that he didn't remember any details for those times even though his novel was full of events corroborated by Kavanaugh's own diary entries."
Key word, novel = fiction. Not evidentiary unless there was something specifically pertaining to the assault.
"Putting him under oath in concert with his own novel would have likely yielded quite a jog in his memory."
Invoking the 5th (since he was an aleged codefendant) would have ended any questioning. The only chance of him helping the investigation would be to give him immunity and flip him....but then his motive would be suspect.
"Along with the story Blasey-Ford told of seeing him again later in the summer after the alleged assault took place with said friend in the room with Kav and her. She said he worked at a local grocery store and when she was there with her mother, he saw her and begrudgingly acknowledged her presence, seemingly not well as Ford told the story. This indeed was corroborated by Mark Judge's (just found his name) own book.
Assault didn't happen at Safeway, no relevance.
I spent a summer hanging with the Columbia Country Club crowd a couple years before this occurred. The Gtown Prep guys were priveleged, obnoxious punks. This is a community where the parents leave the kids home for weeks at a time with the keys to the Mercedes, a few thousand dollars and a stocked liquor cabinet. The maid cleans up before they get back from Europe. Wild parties every weekend. Had my own me-too moment with a guy from a very prominant family. That's one reason it was personal to me. But I don't believe you can end someones career based on a he said/she said, or that you can tip the balance to 51 based on who seems more "credible" to your own sensibilities.