Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court pick seeks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

Trump feels 'terribly' for Kavanaugh; Dems want FBI probe

Brett Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge breaks silence about alleged sexual assault incident but says he will not testify

Footage of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh commenting: "whatever happens at Georgetown prep stays at Georgetown prep" has been circulating online in the wake of a sexual assault allegation made against him.

'I feel so badly for him that he's going through this be honest with you.

Christine Blasey Ford alleges that Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers at a high school party, she says Judge was the only other person in the room. They also want more witnesses besides Kavanaugh and Ford, hoping to avoid what they said would turn into a "he-said-she-said" moment.

Christine Blasey Ford and her family have been forced to leave their south Palo Alto home because of "vicious harassment and even death threats", her attorneys said today (Sept. 18) in a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley.

Ford is willing to appear before Congress, and Conway urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear her testimony under oath. Trump said Poland offered "much more than $2 billion to do this, and so we're looking at it", for security reasons and for economic reasons.

Bob Corker (R-TN), who is not on the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted Tuesday night that Republicans had acted in "good faith" by offering Blasey Ford a chance to testifying about her allegations.

Kavanaugh and Ford are set to testify publicly Monday about the allegations. She or her lawyer's political affiliation is worth noting, sure, but far from any sort of definitive proof of, well, anything.

He accused Democrats of playing politics by not zeroing in on the accusation against the judge until days before the Senate Judiciary Committee was poised to vote on his nomination.

Collins said that in a telephone conversation with Kavanaugh on Friday he was "absolutely emphatic" that the assault didn't occur. Democrats refused to participate, saying the seriousness of the charges merited a full FBI investigation.

While critics of the accusation have dismissed it as a "he said, she said", and argue that we have two competing accounts that simply can't be reconciled, that's increasingly not the case.

There has been no suggestion that Kavanaugh may have committed a federal crime, so the FBI would not conduct a criminal investigation.




Two former high school girlfriends of embattled Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh are now coming to his defense.

The attorney also stated that before her client appears at the hearing, she wants an FBI investigation into Mr Kavanaugh.

"Monday is her opportunity", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday, a line that was echoed by other Republicans throughout the day.

Trump has already rejected the idea of bringing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reopen its background check of Kavanaugh.

Then again, this new allegation has already cast a massive shadow over Kavanaugh's nomination. Limiting the hearing to just Kavanaugh and Ford would be "inadequate, unfair, wrong and a desire not to get at the whole truth", Schumer said.

"As I said earlier, anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has done deserves to be heard. Supreme Court nominees should be held to a higher standard". At the time, she said she did not want to be identified.

In the Washington Post article published Sunday, Ford claimed a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed at a house party when she was 15 years old.

In July, Ford initially wrote about her allegation in a letter that was eventually sent to Sen.

Republican supporters have also mustered letters from dozens of women declaring support for Kavanaugh throughout his career.

The developments evoked memories of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' contentious confirmation hearings in 1991 involving sexual harassment allegations lodged against him by lawyer Anita Hill.

"Women are watching", said Patty Murray, D-Wash., who came to the Senate in a 1992 election soon after the Hill episode.

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