Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation should not probe allegations against top court pick

Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation should not probe allegations against top court pick

Christine Blasey Ford, a professor based in California, has accused Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, for attempting to rape her in a Maryland suburb outside Washington back in 1982 when they were teenagers. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, for not bringing forward a letter detailing the allegation, which she has had for months, sooner.

Trump says he wants a "full process" to investigate the allegations.

Kavanaugh went to the White House on Monday, but Trump said he did not meet with his nominee. Should he order such a review, it would likely delay a confirmation vote until after the election. Republicans want to stay on track - aiming for a confirmation vote before October 1, when the court begins its new term.

Meanwhile, key members the Trump administration, including the president himself, continue to defend Kavanaugh.

Republicans have blasted Democrats for the way in which the accusation came out - at the 11th hour, while for six weeks, the senior Democrat on the committee, Sen. "If there are more questions that need to be asked and answered, then I think it would be appropriate for that time", she told the network.

From across the room a very drunken REDACTED said mixed words to Kavanaugh ranging from "go for it" to "stop".

However, Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Republican-dominated judiciary committee, said Tuesday that Ford's presence was not confirmed.

"While Dr. Ford's life was being turned upside down, you and your staff scheduled a public hearing for her to testify at the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in front of two dozen U.S. Senators on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident", they wrote. "The invitation for Monday (Sept. 24) still stands".

Said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a key Republican on the panel, said, "We should proceed as planned".

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Adrianna Alvarez, who has worked for McDonald's in Chicago for nine years , says the problem is "nationwide, worldwide". In another incident, an employee said she had reported being groped by a co-worker at a New Orleans outlet.

Will Ford testify before the Senate?

Democrats have comported themselves horribly during the Kavanaugh hearings, but no one has been more irresponsible than Warren. Both loudly stumbled down the stair well at which point other persons at the house were talking with them. "A simple denial is not the end of questioning".

"Were planning on a hearing Monday".

"We are doing everything that we can to make Dr. Ford comfortable to coming before the committee in an open session or a closed session, or a public or a private interviews", he told reporters. "I am, anyway, and I think most of us are". But he suggested Republicans will not bend from their offer of a hearing Monday. They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state. She said it would be "disqualifying" if Kavanaugh was lying.

"There hasn't been an investigation", one of Ford's lawyers, Lisa Banks, told CNN.

The risks of a public hearing starring the all-male lineup of Republicans on the committee could be high. But that may be moot if Ford declines to appear.

"She has nothing to gain from this except a clear conscience, which is a very powerful thing", said Samantha Guerry. "This is not a man that deserves this". "And Judge Kavanaugh should also testify to these 36-year-old allegations". She said that when she tried to scream, he put his hand over her mouth. "She doesn't know how she got there, when it was and so that would logically be something where she would get questions". Grassley blamed Democrats for not previously disclosing the claim by Ford, who had sought to remain anonymous before ultimately agreeing to be publicly identified.

"Now the whole nation's trying to figure out something that's not really evident", said Sen. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, two moderates who have yet to announce their positions on Kavanaugh and aren't on the Judiciary Committee.

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