Grassley focusing on making Kavanaugh accuser 'comfortable' to speak with his committee

19 September, 2018, 21:58 | Author: Angel Logan
  • WHAT TOOK HER SO LONG? U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein seen at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last Thursday first heard from Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser in July

But the senator said Tuesday that he has been unable to get in contact with Ford and that she has yet to agree to testify before the committee. But Hill said it was really a question about the conditions of Ford's testimony are "actually tenable".

Ultimately, she concluded, "a fair process in which both sides are fully heard is in everyone's interest-including, most importantly, the country's, given the stakes".

In a bombshell interview with The Washington Post on Sunday, Ford described how she was at a teenage party with Kavanaugh in 1982, when she was at Holton Arms and he went to Georgetown Prep.

"This is different circumstances, occurring in a whole different time", says Manley, warning about "blowback" if Republicans try to overreach and impugn Ford's motives for coming forward.

University professor Christine Blasey Ford has accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1992 when they were students at a high school in Maryland - he denies her allegations. The statement seemed to suggest that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not now investigating it. There is a hearing scheduled for Monday although Ford has asked the FBI to investigate Kavanaugh before she testifies. Christine Blasey Ford-and Kavanaugh to both testify on Monday.

Kavanaugh has said in a statement that he "unequivocally" denies the accusation.

"If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that will be very interesting and we'll have to make a decision", President Trump said. Feinstein said. "What about individuals who were previously told about this incident?"

Here's everything you need to know about the case. "She's under a tremendous amount of pressure right now and is going to work to try to put her life back together and move forward".

"I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh". Dianne Feinstein of California, had a letter from Ford outlining the alleged attack. Republicans have charged Democrats with attempting to stymie the confirmation until after the November midterm elections, and with weaponizing Ford's allegation to achieve that political end. However, sources told Bloomberg that the White House had not even asked the FBI to investigate the allegations.

So, do Republicans risk losing their chance to fill a pivotal Supreme Court seat that until days ago was within their reach by acquiescing to Ford's request?

"Well, I would let the senators take their course", he said.

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Democrats in general are complaining that the process is being rushed, but some women are seeing a deeper - and possibly insidious - narrative, especially if Republicans go ahead with Monday's hearing without Ford.

Given the politics, given energized women voters, given the new climate about sexual harassment, "it's very important that they give due respect to Dr. Ford".

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