Trump Says He Wants To Hear From Kavanaugh's Accuser
Trump Says He Wants To Hear From Kavanaugh's Accuser
Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wants the FBI to investigate her claims before she testifies to Senate committee, and it could delay his Supreme Court confirmation indefinitely
20 September, 2018, 02:05
Hill, who is most famous for accusing then-judge Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment back in the 1990s, during his own confirmation hearing, demanded that the FBI investigate the allegations of sexual assault against Judge Kavanaugh in order to avoid the same "sham proceeding" she experienced.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said she had seen a "callousness from my colleagues that I am totally appalled by", especially if Republicans press forward with a hearing without Ford.
On Wednesday he called Kavanaugh "an extraordinary man" and said it was "very hard for me to imagine that anything happened" in the alleged assault. We offered her a public or a private hearing as well as staff-led interviews, whichever makes her most comfortable. That's it. I don't have more to say on the subject.
"No, I'm not", Mr Trump said when asked if he was concerned what Manafort might say.
Democratic committee members say their request to the FBI is not for a criminal investigation, but "appropriate follow-up" to the FBI's background investigation.
Republicans are hoping to win committee and full Senate approval for Kavanaugh this month, before the new Supreme Court session begins, and have shown no taste for slowing that process.
The confirmation fight comes just weeks before November 6 mid-term congressional elections in which Democrats seek to win control of Congress from the Republicans.
Trump said he wants to give the Senate Judiciary Committee "all the time they need" to look into the matter and try to hear from Ford and Kavanaugh about the alleged incident. The Iowa senator says "no other outside investigation is necessary".
"In our view, Ford is providing a credible account about a painful, disgusting incident that occurred many years ago and which she hoped she would never have to talk about to anyone again, let alone the whole country", they concluded.
Senator Lindsey Graham has accused Democrats of using their calls for an FBI investigation as a ploy. "She acknowledged it and thanked me", she said, calling it their only interaction since delivering the letter to Feinstein.
Eshoo joined Ford and Democratic leaders Wednesday in supporting an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.
But Democrats also said yesterday they were planning to attend the hearing even if Ford did not show up. "Only then should the chairman set a hearing date", Feinstein said in a news release. She was terrified, she said, that she would be in trouble if her parents realized she had been at a party where teenagers were drinking, and she anxious they might figure it out even if she did not tell them'.
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Ford, who was 15 at the time , told the Washington Post that at one point in the night, she got up to use the bathroom. Ford's identity from news reports Sunday, committee staff started working to gather facts related to her claims".
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