The FBI should be constantly updating its investigation into anyone seeking a lifetime appointment like Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and when new allegations surface, the FBI should be on top of them, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Tuesday.
"They don't need to start something anew," Dershowitz told Fox News' "Fox & Friends," while responding to Democrats' call for an investigation into claims made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor alleging Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were teenagers.
Dershowitz added that he has as many as 500 former students who were appointed to positions of authority, and he has been interviewed by the FBI "over and over again, no matter how trivial the issue is."
Kavanaugh, in a Fox News interview Monday, denied ever sexually assaulting anyone and called for a "fair process" that will allow him to clear his name.
Dershowitz said that will depend on how tough the attorney is when cross-examining Ford.
"She can't just be allowed to say I thought about it and didn't remember it and it took me six days to reconstruct my memory," said Dershowitz. "A good cross-examining lawyer has to be gender-free, raise the same kind of tough questions about repressed memory and how to reconstruct memory. We know biologically memories don't improve over time. They recede over time."
Meanwhile, hearings are "unpredictable," he added, but if Kavanaugh is as persuasive as he was in his interview and Ford is cross-examined efficiently, the confirmation will go through.
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