Hearing With Kavanaugh And Accuser Alleging Sexual Assault In Turmoil

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley responded on Tuesday night to the letter from Christine Ford announcing that she would not testify to his committee before the FBI investigated her allegation against Brett Kavanaugh.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley has announced the committee will hold another hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh next Monday following the accusations he attempted to rape a 15-year-old girl at a party while he was in high school. "Do the right thing, for a change", Hirono said.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

Some of her closest friends on Monday said Blasey Ford - whose maiden name is pronounced BLAH-zee - is ready to stand up to her most important inquisitors: the phalanx of senators who had been on the verge of confirming Kavanaugh just days ago.

In television interviews on Monday, Ford's Washington-based lawyer, Debra Katz, said her client would be willing to speak out publicly. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, the New York Times said. According to NBC News' Leigh Ann Caldwell, Hatch spoke to Kavanaugh about it, and says the Supreme Court nominee is "honest" and "straightforward".

Calling for the FBI "to reopen and complete the background investigation", Feinstein drew comparisons to the hearings that were held after Hill's allegations against Thomas surfaced in 1991.

Blasey Ford's attorneys told NPR's Morning Edition and other outlets that Ford is willing to testify.

"In this case, it certainly makes sense for one witness to be Mark Judge, who was named in the Washington Post as present during the event in question". In the last decade, we have seen the Supreme Court legalize gay marriage, reshape campaign finance laws and uphold the Affordable Care Act and Trump's travel ban.

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Trump acknowledged there could be a delay on the confirmation vote."I wish the Democrats could have done this a lot sooner because they had this information for many months ... but with all of that being said, we want to go through the process..."

After hours debating amongst themselves, top Republican brass made a decision to host another hearing slated for Monday.

The family eats organically, she said, and drive hybrids that they plug into a charging station in their driveway - near the basketball hoop that's in frequent use by the boys and their friends.

Prof Ford, a psychology lecturer in California, has accused Judge Kavanaugh of drunkenly trying to remove her clothing in 1982 when they were both teenagers in a Washington DC suburb.

Underscoring the raw political divisions prompted by the Kavanaugh fight, Feinstein said she'd only learned of the hearing on Twitter. She did not raise the question at any time during the hearing.

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont echoed Blumenthal's comments in an interview with NPR, admitting an investigation may take a couple of weeks.

The Justice Department said in a statement late Monday that the accusation against Kavanaugh "does not involve any potential federal crime".

While some senators grilled or dismissed Hill, former vice president Joe Biden, who led the Senate Judiciary Committee during Thomas's nomination, has been criticized for his oversight of the hearings - particularly for failing to protect her from hostile questioning and failing to allow four women to testify in her support. Feinstein said. "What about individuals who were previously told about this incident?"

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