MSNBC anchor Kate Snow admitted that NBC News could not corroborate the claims of a woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of heinous charges, but they were going to air her interview anyway.
“We wanna be very transparent”
Snow aired an exclusive interview with Julie Swetnick, who was represented by Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti, and made serious allegations against Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh.
“What we wanna do here is lay out all that she said, her story, our reporting, we wanna be very transparent, because these are very serious allegations,” Snow said.
“Kavanaugh has called Julie Swetnick’s story ‘nonsense’ and a ‘farce.’ The president today questioned her credibility and NBC News, for the record, has not been able to independently verify her claims,” she admitted.
“There are things that she told us on camera that differ from her written statement last week,” Snow continued.
Swetnick said in the interview that she could not be certain if Kavanaugh was present when she says she was gang raped. She also could not definitively state that she saw him and his friend “spike” punch bowls at parties to get girls surreptitiously inebriated.
“We’ve been trying independently to reach out to anyone who remembers attending parties with Julie Swetnick and Brett Kavanaugh,” she added, “and we’ve been asking her attorney for names. So far, we’ve not found anyone who remembers that.”
“She’s also unclear about when she first decided to come forward,” concluded Snow.
Here are the comments from Snow about the interview:
Snow posted a photo of her interviewing Swetnick for MSNBC.
— Kate Snow (@tvkatesnow) October 2, 2018
“Due process is not misogynistic”
NBC anchor Megyn Kelly noted the discrepancies on her social media account.
“Due process is not misogynistic,” she tweeted. “It happens to be the bedrock of our legal system.”
“Ms. Swetnick was just on NBC changing her story dramatically from her sworn declaration,” she added.
Here’s the MSNBC interview with Julie Swetnick: