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Grassley refuses to delay Kavanaugh hearing, won't back FBI investigation

20 Septembre 2018

A group of about 40 protesters, majority women, clogged the lobby of Grassley's Senate office on Thursday.

But Bredesen said hearing directly from Ford would have significant sway over his decision.

Ford's attorneys said in the letter that they wanted an FBI investigation of the incident before she testifies in front of the committee in Washington.

"I can only say this: He is such an outstanding man".

"But the Federal Bureau of Investigation report was not about this incident", Nelson said. In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats, Grassley said the Senate can't order another one. They've delayed a major hearing, he said. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, walks through a tunnel towards the Dirksen Senate Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. The hearing was scheduled for six short days from today and would include interrogation by Senators who appear to have made up their minds that she is "mistaken" and "mixed up". "If he she doesn't show up, that would be unfortunate".

Ford, now 51, claims a 17-year-old Kavanaugh pinned her down on a bed at a party when she was 15, covered her mouth, groped her and tried to remove her clothing.

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Make no mistake, Christine Blasey Ford has a right to be heard. Ford said she feared Kavanaugh may inadvertently kill her and the incident "derailed me substantially for four or five years".

An FBI investigation "should be the first step in addressing the allegations", the lawyers wrote.

Republican staffers on the Judiciary panel have interviewed Kavanaugh and sought an interview with Ford. Grassley sees no reason to delay a hearing further.

One of the story's authors, Ken Dilanian, described the post on MSNBC Wednesday night and said of Miranda's claim, "That may or may not be true", while signaling he supported the FBI further investigating Ford's claims.

He said Wednesday it would be "very interesting". She says they want a "he said, she said" scenario because men are usually believed.

Grassley has told Ford's attorneys that the panel is giving the California psychology professor until 10 a.m. Friday to submit a biography and prepared statement "if she intends to testify" Monday.

"I think that the issue really is, is he going to be a good judge.?" Kavanaugh's glide to approval was interrupted last weekend when word of Ford's allegation became public, but GOP senators are showing no signs of slowing their drive to confirm him as quickly as possible.

"They don't care about transparency", Moore said, referring to Democrats who seized on the accusers' claims in both cases. "Senate Republicans and the White House should drop their inexplicable opposition to an FBI investigation, allow all the facts to come out, and then proceed with a fair process in the Senate".

For his part, Kavanaugh has flatly and unequivocally denied the entire thing, as has Judge. Dianne Feinstein on September 12 to the White House counsel's office in accordance with guidelines for conducting background checks.

Clinton said that makes it hard to "avoid the appearance of insult" against Ford.

"I'll listen to the lady, but we're going to bring this to a close", said the SC senator.

In an emotional video published to social media, stars Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, Marisa Tomei, Amber Tamblyn and more voiced their support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. "I sincerely hope that Dr Ford will accept my invitation to do so, either privately or publicly, on Monday". Thomas denied Hill's account and was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Grassley refuses to delay Kavanaugh hearing, won't back FBI investigation