GOP Sen. Kennedy: Kavanaugh Accuser, Attorney 'Keep Moving the Goalposts' on Testimony

Posted September 20, 2018

Ford and Kavanaugh have both expressed a willingness to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the alleged assault, but Ford and her legal team want the FBI to investigate the incident before such a hearing is held.

"The Committee's stated plan to move forward with a hearing that has only two witnesses is not a fair or good faith investigation; there are multiple witnesses whose names have appeared publicly and should be included in any proceeding", Banks said.

Ford has not yet signaled whether she will accept Judiciary Committee Republicans' invitation to testify about her claims in a hearing next Monday.

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of attacking her and trying to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party in 1982 when he was 17 years old and she was 15.

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A source close to the president's son said Wednesday that he did not create the image, and that he wasn't mocking Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser who has turned Washington inside out in the past week.

"'We have no power to commandeer an Executive Branch agency into conducting our due diligence", Grassley wrote. In her response, Senator Hirono said "I just want to say to the men of this country 'Just shut up and step up". The committee's chairman, Republican Sen.

US President Donald Trump says he will not order the FBI to investigate claims of sexual assault made against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. He said Monday the committee would hold a public hearing early next week to "provide ample transparency".

The Justice Department has said the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent Ford's initial letter making the allegation against Kavanaugh to the White House and considers its role in the matter complete. In the poll, conducted from September 11-17, 36 percent of US adults surveyed did not want Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, up 6 percentage points from a similar poll a month earlier, while 31 percent favored Kavanaugh's appointment.

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Other Democrats have rallied behind Feinstein for respecting Ford's wishes.

Democratic Senator Doug Jones said Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's high school friend, should be subpoenaed if he refuses to testify.

Why? Because he has no recollection of the incident, he said.

Separately, a former classmate of Kavanaugh denied attending the party where the assault allegedly occurred.

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A schoolmate of Ford came forward Wednesday on Twitter to corroborate her story, saying that the sexual misconduct 'was spoken about for days afterwards in school'. She alleges she thought Kavanaugh might inadvertently kill her as he kept her mouth covered to keep her from screaming. King later deleted the post and a similar one on Facebook.