Christine Blasey Ford's Attorneys Lay Out Conditions For Senate Hearing

Christine Blasey Ford's Attorneys Lay Out Conditions For Senate Hearing

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Miranda's new comments are a significant development in what remains a largely "she said, he said" account of events between Ford and Kavanaugh.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed Kavanaugh's confirmation vote and invited both Ford and Kavanaugh to testify before the committee Monday about Ford's allegations.

In earlier media interviews, Banks had said Ford would be willing to testify.

Asked if he would ask the FBI to open a deeper investigation, Trump said he was content to "let the senators do it". Grassley wrote in a Wednesday letter to Democrats on the Judiciary Committee that the FBI investigated Hill's accusations against Thomas when they were still not public.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is planning to meet with committee Republicans and his staff to determine how to proceed, Politico reported.

In a statement on Wednesday, a lawyer for Ford said her client was willing to cooperate with the committee, but criticized its plan to have only Ford and Kavanaugh testify. On Thursday, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott - both independents - issued a statement opposing Kavanaugh's nomination.

"The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth", she adds.

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According to the Washington Post, Ford, who had also contacted the newspaper in July, chose to go public after it became clear people were learning her identity.

Trump did say, however, that it would be "very interesting" if Ford "shows up and makes a credible showing".

Trump has often expressed support for Kavanaugh, saying Wednesday that "it's very hard for me to imagine" that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Ford.

At the time, an all-male panel of Republicans ruthlessly smeared Hill's character, sparking a national backlash from women infuriated by her treatment.

Republicans have largely stood by Mr Kavanaugh's denials. Ford was forced to relocate from her home with her family because of those threats, her lawyers told the Judiciary Committee.

"My office has received some pretty ugly voicemails, threats, awful things said to my staff", Collins said in an interview with WVOM in ME on Wednesday.

Republicans also fear that if the nomination is delayed any further, that remaking of the Supreme Court could be endangered by a possible Democratic sweep in the congressional midterm elections set to take place in seven weeks.

Republican lawmakers are trying to win Senate confirmation for Kavanaugh ahead of the court's start of a new term on October 1 or, if not by then, ahead of the November 6 nationwide congressional elections, to show Republican voters they have made good on campaign promises to place conservative judges like Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

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Feinstein received a letter in July from constituent Christine Blasey Ford that detailed an alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh in high school.

The Democrats, all of whom served as prosecutors or state attorneys general, noted that President George H.W. Bush asked the FBI to investigate after Hill raised allegations against Thomas. Kavanaugh wrote to Grassley in a letter released by the White House that he looks forward to testifying.

The split between Trump Jr. and Flake illustrates the differing approach that Republicans have taken in addressing Ford's accusations. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and President Donald Trump have continued to oppose having the Federal Bureau of Investigation handle the incident. Since then, she's provided a detailed account of what happened at that house party more than three decades ago.

So, stories that make claims such as, "Martha Kavanaugh ruled against the parents of Christine Blasey-Ford in a foreclosure case, " are wrong.

Deborah Ford Peters said Ford is down to earth, hardworking and honest.

What Kavanaugh can't control is how the senators questioning him and Ford act.

"Chrissy is not someone who chooses to be in the spotlight", the letter said.

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