Newscaster Megyn Kelly, a legal correspondent for NBC, analyzed the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Ford said on Thursday that she is "100 percent" certain that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the boy she alleges who sexually assaulted her some time in the 1980s. Kelly said of Ford's testimony: "The Democrats should be happy that this is not a trial because if it were, she would likely lose. He would be afforded the presumption of innocence and she would have to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. She has no corroborating witnesses and she has a jury as does Brett Kavanaugh who has made his mind," Kelly said.

Here follows partial transcript:

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE, NBC NEWS: Megyn is our lawyer here and in courts of law every day of the year, credibility is weighed. You have an accuser and you have the accused and in some sense, that is what we're going to all be judging today.

MEGYN KELLY, 'MEGYN KELLY TODAY' HOST: The Democrats should be happy that this is not a trial because if it were, she would likely lose. He would be afforded the presumption of innocence and she would have to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. She has no corroborating witnesses and she has a jury as does Brett Kavanaugh who has made his mind. 

This would be a nightmare criminal trial but that's not what this is. It is about advice and consent and the Senate's duty to do that, on the president's chosen Supreme Court pick. Their goal, their constitutional mission is to figure out whether Brett Kavanaugh is qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. If you've got some guy who's a serial sexual harasser, you can obviously make the case that he's not but my own take on it is that the Republicans are determined to believe he's not and to hang that decision on the absence of hard proof and the Democrats are exactly opposite minded. 

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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