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Ford ‘accepted’ hear ‘ request to testify about alleged Kavanaugh attack, lawyers request Thursday

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Christine Blasey Ford on Saturday said she doesn’t take the Senate judiciary Committee the request for a statement about an alleged sexual assault by the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, even though the conditions were all the statements clear, as in the afternoon.

In a letter to the Committee, Ford’s lawyers said that she “accepted” the request to “her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct next week,” to say after the Republicans on the Committee 2:30 PM appointment for you, whether or not she would testify. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had said a vote would go ahead, and if Ford will respond and the deadline.

It was not clear, however, the conditions under which Ford would agree to testify, something that was a topic of debate between the Ford team and Committee Republicans. In the letter, Ford’s lawyers said: “many aspects of the proposal, you provided … are fundamentally incompatible with the Committee promise a fair, impartial investigation of their allegations,” but expressed hope that an agreement would be reached.

Fox News was told that Debra Katz, one of the lawyers representing Ford, requested a hearing on Thursday — a request from the Republicans on the Committee had initially rejected, instead of offering on Wednesday.

Grassley did not immediately respond to the letter, but a ” senior White House official told Fox News that it represents a requirement for the continuation of the negotiations on the conditions under which they testified, without any firm commitment.

“It is a clever way to push off the vote Monday, to show up without something, Wednesday,” the official said.

Ford claims that Kavanaugh attacked her during a house party in high school in the 1980s. Kavanaugh has repeated the claim denied. Democrats have called for the vote on his confirmation to the nation’s highest court delayed until a full FBI investigation, something that Republicans have rejected as unnecessary.

Republicans accused the Democrats sit on the statement during the hearings, and seek to delay the vote until after the midterm elections in November.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Matt Leach 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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