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In memo, outside prosecutor argues why she would not bring criminal charges against Kavanaugh

Rachel Mitchell at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday on Capitol Hill. Foto: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara

The outside prosecutor Senate Republicans hired to lead the questioning in last week's hearing about the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh is arguing in a new memo why she would not bring criminal charges against the Supreme Court nominee.

In the five-page memo, obtained by The Washington Post, Rachel Mitchell outlines more than half a dozen reasons why she thinks the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford - who has accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her at a house in suburban Maryland when they were teenagers in the early 1980s - has some key inconsistencies...

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