'Very hard to imagine' anything happened between Kavanaugh and accuser

'Very hard to imagine' anything happened between Kavanaugh and accuser

"I think it's not fair to Judge Kavanaugh for her not to come forward and testify", moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, whose vote could be crucial, said in a radio interview.

"A hearing on Monday is not possible and the committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event". Dr. Ford has asked me to let you know that she appreciates the various options you have suggested.

The email said Ford's "strong preference" remains that the committee permit a thorough investigation of her claim before she appears. The email made clear she would not appear at the Monday hearing at which Kavanaugh has already agreed to testify. And I've heard from several Republicans who repeated that same idea.

"We continue to give her a lot of time".

The sexual assault allegation should be fully investigated, Sack said, but in the meantime, Ford shouldn't be dismissed as less than credible.

This comes from Mike Davis, a top aide to the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court had looked nearly certain to be confirmed until Blasey Ford came forward at the weekend. "You have to ask yourself why".

According to reports on Thursday, the Republicans are considering hiring a female outside litigator to handle the questioning, which would be televised nationally.

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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. He offered to send committee aides to her California home to take testimony.

The attorney said her client would prefer to wait for the FBI to investigate the accusation before agreeing to testify. "Who is not asking the FBI to investigate these claims?"

"Requiring an FBI investigation of a 36-year-old allegation (without specific references to time or location).is not about finding the truth, but delaying the process until after the midterm elections", Sen. Is that the reaction of an innocent person?

"I have serious reservations regarding the questionable timing and handling of this last-minute allegation", Hyde-Smith said in a statement.

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer responded to Republican calls for Ford to testify to the Senate about her claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago. The Republicans remain haunted by the Committee's 1991 treatment of attorney and academic Anita Hill, who had accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, but whose testimony the was rejected as unreliable during Thomas's confirmation hearings. "That's what I call hijacking the regular committee process to accommodate political interests". "Is this really what America wants in its next Supreme Court Justice?"

The source pointed out that "Cindy" in the scrawled note indicates that Trump Jr. was trying to lampoon Feinstein for refusing to identify Ford publicly and holding her letter through Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings for 11th-hour dramatic effect.

A day before his criticism of Trump Jr., Flake tweeted that he wants to move rush a vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

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