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Hannity Flashback to Biden Dismissed FBI-probes in 1991
Hannity Flashback to Biden Dismissed FBI-probes in 1991
The Republicans nominated the seizure to a vintage clip of then-Sen. Joe Biden during the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings, dismissal of the usefulness of the to investigate the FBI’s allegations against the Supreme court.
It comes as Democrats call to investigate to the FBI allegations of sexual assault against the Supreme court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh — a request that was rejected by the Republicans.
“The next person, do not understand refers to an FBI report as something we value, obviously, is all,” Biden, the democratic Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on legal Affairs, said at the time. “The FBI is explicitly not to come in this case or any other case, to a decision point. Period.”
Biden presided over Thomas’ confirmation hearings, when Anita Hill, the nominated accused of making sexually explicit comments to her and unwanted advances while they worked for him. The allegations were investigated by the FBI.
The members of the Committee, at the time, called for further FBI investigation into Thomas. But in the most passionate remarks during the hearing, Biden those who said the FBI, noted the report, was “worth nothing.”
Addressing Thomas, Biden said, “The reason why we rely on the FBI report, that you would not like it done when we: because it is unique.”
“They say, ‘said he,’ ‘she said,’ ‘you said,” time,” Biden said. “So, when people wave you don’t do a FBI report, before you understand, you don’t do this, you do not to conclusions. You don’t make, as my friend points out, more precisely, they make no recommendations.”
Fast forward to 2018 and the Senate judiciary Committee is in a similar situation as Kavanaugh faces allegations of sexual assault dating back to high school by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. He is also accused, whereby even in the case of a freshman-year dorm party to his Yale University classmate Deborah Ramirez. Kavanaugh has strongly denied the accusations.
Ford and Ramirez both have called for FBI investigations into their claims. Senate Democrats have also urged an investigation into the call for the White house to demand that the office open a probe into Kavanaugh.
FBI LAUNCHES A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AGAINST KAVANAUGH ALLEGATIONS: SOURCES
But the Republicans are now citing Biden is the 27-year-old comments, as they push back against these claims.
“My democratic friends might want to consider this then-judiciary Committee Chairman JOE BIDEN (D-DE) In 1991: “The FBI is explicitly Not, IN This Or Any Other case, to A result period of time,” Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tweeted.
My democratic friends might want to check this then-judiciary Committee Chairman JOE BIDEN (D-DE) In 1991: “The FBI is Explicitly Not, In This Or Any Other case, to A result, period’ pic.twitter.com/NvAI3RqevL
Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 25, 2018
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who was also on the judiciary Committee during the Thomas-Hill hearings, the so-called Biden video to “value”.
Valuable flashback from the then-Chairman Biden, presided over Clarence Thomas hearings, on the role of FBI investigations in confirmations:
“The FBI is Explicitly Not, In This Or Any Other case to A decision point”https://t.co/S5N442g3DG
Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 25, 2018
“A valuable flashback from the then-Chairman Biden, presided over Clarence Thomas hearings, on the role of FBI investigations in confirmations,” hatch tweeted.
The FBI performs background investigations to an appointed official confirmation, in order to “determine whether or not the candidate could become a danger to the national security of the United States,” said a justice spokesman.
In a FBI background investigation, the office is only responsible for the search of information and you pass it, you have done in the Kavanaugh case, a source told Fox News. The source said the FBI would not “investigate” to find the information.”
“The FBI is not making any judgment about the credibility or significance of a claim,” a justice spokesman said in a statement last week.
According to a statement from the Ministry of justice, on Sept. 12, the receive FBI a letter, dated July 2018, by sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the statement that Kavanaugh “behavior intervention in an incident of misconduct in the 1980s.”
“The FBI forwarded the said this letter to the White house Counsel’s Office,” the speaker is. “The statement does not include any potential Federal crime. The FBI’s role in such matters is the provision of information for the use of the decision-makers.”
An FBI spokesman last week, said in a statement, Ford Sept. 12 letter “was a part of judge Kavanaugh of the background file is as per the standard process.”
The FBI has no intention to initiate a criminal investigation of the allegations against Kavanaugh, since there are no allegations of a Federal crime. The FBI would also open only to, a background investigation, Kavanaugh, when the White house called for a “follow-up” investigation.
The White house does not require such an investigation, and sources told Fox News that there is “no impetus” to do for you.
Biden, in the midst of the Kavanaugh allegations has expressed regret for how he treated brought the accusations of the Hill. He also says he thinks the FBI Kavanaugh should investigate.
In the MIDST of KAVANAUGH CONTROVERSY, JOE BIDEN, REGRET Expresses HOW HE TREATED ANITA HILL ALLEGATIONS
“I think you should do an FBI investigation. We have for Anita Hill,” Biden said on Friday. “The most important thing is that Anita Hill was vilified, when she came to the front of many of my colleagues, to character assassination. I wish I could have done more to prevent these issues, the way they asked you.”
Kavanaugh, who has vehemently denied the accusations, is expected to testify before the judiciary Committee on Thursday. Ford is also scheduled to testify.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.