Sen. Grassley Sets Deadline for Kavanaugh Accuser to Respond to Testimony Request

Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court pick seeks FBI probe - Xinhua |

Hawaii senator emerges as key, critical voice in vetting Kavanaugh

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault accuser is willing to testify under the right conditions, according to her lawyer on Thursday.

Ford's lawyers had said on Tuesday she would testify only if the FBI first investigated her allegation.

Translation: We can probably expect many more of these jaw-dropping comments as the stalemate over whether Kavanaugh and Ford will testify before the Senate on Monday continues.

Senate Republicans had invited Ford to testify at a hearing on Monday, and given her a Friday deadline to indicate whether she would attend.

Everyone on Capitol Hill is wondering: will Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, appear Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee?

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"Dr. Ford has asked me to let you know that she appreciates the various options you have suggested", Katz wrote.

The confirmation fight has unfolded ahead of November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are seeking to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans.

The message and positive tone of the attorney's email breathed new life into the possibility that the panel would hold a dramatic hearing at which both Ford and Kavanaugh could give their versions of what happened at a party in the 1980s in a Maryland suburb of Washington. Meanwhile, one of Blasey Ford's high school classmates revealed on Facebook that she remembers hearing about the alleged assault at the time. Hill, now a gender studies professor at Brandeis University, said she supports Ford's push for an FBI investigation.

She had already informed the committee that she doesn't plan on testifying until the Federal Bureau of Investigation has had a chance to investigate.

"You know, I don't fall for it anymore". The scheduling of the Monday hearing was already a delay on Kavanaugh's confirmation process, which included four days of public hearings at which Ford's allegations were never mentioned and was set for a committee vote Thursday. He also offered to have Ford interviewed privately if she prefers, and to send staff to California to do so.

Senate Republicans have been clamoring to get Ford in front of the committee before lawmakers vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. He deleted the tweets and "clarified" that he was attacking Democrats on the committee, not Ford, despite the fact that Davis's original tweet doesn't once mention Senate Democrats. In the poll, conducted from September 11-17, 36% of USA adults surveyed did not want Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, up 6% points from a similar poll a month earlier, while 31% favored Kavanaugh's appointment.

A statement by a Ford attorney, Lisa Banks, says Grassley's plan to call just two witnesses, Kavanaugh and Ford, "is not a fair or good faith investigation".

The FBI has conducted six background checks on Kavanaugh over the years. Democrats have said there is no need to rush and that the allegations should be fully considered.

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