Dems make new demands on the Kavanaugh hearing, as Republicans cry foul

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Lawmakers seek last-minute negotiation with the Supreme Court candidate and his sexual assault accuser, Christine Ford; Peter Doocy reports on the latest from Capitol Hill.

Democratic senators on Tuesday escalated, to examine your requirements for a hearing the sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh — what on Monday, indicates the planned public meeting with the Supreme Court candidate and his accusers enough and calls for more witnesses and more time to dig for the FBI in the allegations.

Much remains up in the air, claiming that the nomination threatens to fall off days before Kavanaugh was scheduled for a floor vote.

Now the FBI is investigating, apparently, more accurate, despite Democratic claims. And it is not clear, at the hearing, announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is also for the future. He set a hearing for Monday, but said sue, Christine Blasey, Ford has not responded to the invitation and if you are not threatened to nix the meeting.

Ford claims that in high school, Kavanaugh, you low-pinned, tried to remove her bathing suit and put his hand over her mouth, screaming as she tried. Kavanaugh denies it.

But as Republicans try to navigate, the 11-hour bombing, you are accused the Democrats of playing politics by the first session to the allegations, and now to new requirements in relation to a hearing.

In letters Tuesday, Democrats on the Committee, said that Republicans should be “rushing forward” and the FBI, you must first run a background investigation, as then in 1991, when then-nominee Clarence Thomas accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill. Thomas was eventually confirmed.

“As you know, is not called the FBI to conduct a criminal investigation, but it is said, asked for an assessment of the allegations as part of its review of judge Kavanaugh’s record,” a letter to Grassley. “As in the year 1991, this is an important step in providing the Committee with the facts.”

The Democrats also called for more witnesses to be questioned under oath, including Mark judge, the Ford identified as being in the room during the alleged attack, and “other, can be identified by the FBI investigation or the subsequent due diligence by the Committee itself.”


The same Democrats, wrote to FBI Director, Christopher Wray, and White House Counsel Don McGahn request you open it again, the background of the investigation.

President Trump, however, said on Tuesday that he thinks the Bureau should not be involved, “because they want to be involved.”

He reiterated that he complains that the notion of a “delay” in the Kavanaugh confirmation process is acceptable, but the fact that the Committee-Ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., not sat on the allegations for months-apparently because Ford initially wanted to, to come forward.

“Why wouldn’t you, if he sits in your office for a longer period of time?” Trump asked.

Feinstein, meanwhile, is a statement laid himself underlines, it have heard 22 witnesses in 1991 Anita Hill, press the other witnesses in this case.

“What of the other witnesses, such as Kavanaugh’s friend Mark judge? What is with people who were previously told about this incident?”, she said. “What is with experts who can speak to the impact this type of trauma on a victim? This is another attempt by Republicans to rush this nomination and not completely judge Kavanaugh vet.”

The increased demands by the Democrats are likely to fight the fed into Republican claims that Democrats are claiming to be slow-walking the nomination, as the party to regain control of the Senate in the midterm elections.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor Tuesday that Democrats “will choose to play politics and hold [the prosecution] secret by the totality of judge the regular confirmation process, Kavanaugh.”

“As my colleague [Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas) said yesterday, the glaring abuses proven, by our colleagues in the corridors will not stop the Senate, to move forward in a responsible way,” he said.

But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calls for his colleagues to open for the FBI, whose background investigation, and be given time to do so, say, otherwise it would be a “he said, she said” back and forth.


“It is the ability to listen is worth far more, because when you see the members of what has been said by the witnesses, the FBI, you will be able to ask much better questions,” he said.

He said that the senators and witnesses “need time to witness and senators prepare for the need the Committee time to review and to take into account, that the testimony given.”

“We don’t call all the relevant witnesses, only the two selected Chairman Grassley, to name the do not want to start the negotiations,” he said. “Let’s be fair and fully and properly.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, office accused Democrats of “moving the goalposts” with their new requirements.

It is heavy, complaints about the process seriously, if the Senate Democrats, bottles, reputable information until the most politically opportune.

Chairman @Chuck Grassley does what he can to get to the truth and to keep you moving goalposts.https://t. co/y3FjJAmBEk

Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 18, 2018

“It’s hard to complaints about process seriously, if the Senate Democrats, bottles, reputable information, and to the said’s politically expedient,” his office. “[Grassley] is doing what he can to get to the truth and to keep you moving the goalposts.”

Luke, though, have opened the door to the possibility of foreign witnesses to appear before the Committee. And while Grassley suggested that he could not nothing, hear when Ford show, Hatch said he thinks that it could happen, regardless.

Earlier Tuesday, Grassley said that his office had reached out to Ford and their lawyers several times, but had nothing back.

“We have not reached, you heard in the last 36 hours, three or four times by E-Mail, and we have of them, and the question is, do you want to come to the public hearing or not?” Grassley said on The Hugh Hewitt Show. He also said that if Ford did not accept the invitation to witness, he saw no reason for a hearing to deter.

In a statement, Grassley’s office noted that the Democrats had not responded to the allegations “for more than six weeks” and said that she was not in a cross-party call with Kavanaugh on Monday.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.

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