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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and other top Republicans on Wednesday urged Christine Blasey Ford’s witnesses to reconsider their apparent refusal, in the next week about her decades-old sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Meanwhile, sources tell Fox News that the White house confirmation team led a so-called “murder board” with Kavanaugh Tuesday in preparation for Monday’s scheduled hearing. Sources say he was also in the meeting, that “he was solid – there was no fluctuate.”

In the night of Wednesday, Ford lawyers, Grassley wrote, “an FBI investigation of the incident should be the first step in addressing your statements,” rather than a Senate hearing in front of politicians “, the seemingly out of their minds.”

The lawyers, Lisa banks and Debra Katz, claimed that their family “was resettlement, forced from their home” and “your E-Mail has been hacked, and it was impersonated online.”

They also criticized Grassley for the proposal, put Ford at “the same table as judge Kavanaugh in front of two dozen U.S. senators in the national television to experience this traumatic and shocking incident.”

In response, Grassley flatly denied that he ever Ford sitting in the vicinity of Kavanaugh suggested, and insisted he has made every effort to accommodate the Prosecutor in a variety of ways.


“In recognition of how difficult it can be to discuss allegations of this kind in public, I have also offered to [Ford], the choice of the witness either in public or closed session of the hearing,” Grassley wrote on Wednesday to the Ford lawyers.

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“You have repeatedly pointed out that Dr. Ford is to tell your story,” Grassley said. “I sincerely hope that Dr. Ford will accept my invitation to do so, either privately or publicly, on Monday. In the meantime, my staff would still welcome the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ford at a time and place convenient for you.”

Grassley was joined in that feeling by Maine Republican sen Susan Collins, a moderate is considered a key potential swing vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

I hope that Dr. Ford to reconsider and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. It is my understanding that the Committee has offered either an elective office in a public or private session, depending on what you are more comfortable.

— Sen Susan Collins (@Senator Collins) September 19, 2018

“I hope that Dr. Ford to reconsider and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday,” tweeted Collins. “It is my understanding that the Committee has offered either an elective office in a public or private session, depending on what you are more comfortable.”


Grassley added that it is not the FBI’s job to review the allegations against Kavanaugh.

“It is not the FBI, to investigate the role that a thing like this,” he wrote. “The Constitution assigns the Senate and only the Senate, with the task of advising the President on his nomination and consent to the nomination, if the circumstances merit. We have no power to requisition an Executive Agency in carrying out our duty of care.”

The FBI conducted a review of the history of Kavanaugh as a part of the Supreme Court nomination. If the Senate judiciary alerted the Committee’s ranking Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, Federal authorities, the allegations against Kavanaugh last week, they sent the information to the White house.

Fox News has learned that the FBI investigate would explicit instructions have the matter further, because it is outside of the applicable limitation period, and apparently not a Federal crime.

On Tuesday, a Federal law enforcement official told Fox News, “It is completely the request is inappropriate for someone to, which we use to investigate law enforcement resources, a 35-year-old claim that if you don’t remember under oath and can me, important details, including when or where it happened.”

In a separate statement Tuesday, the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee wrote, “in contrast to the comments of Dr. Ford’s lawyers, the Committee has no plans to place Dr. Ford and judge Kavanaugh had night on a panel, and never indicated plans to do so. Grassley staff offered to Dr. Ford several dates, as well as a selection of the provision of information in a public or private environment.”

In an interview with journalists on Wednesday, President of trump card by the name of Kavanaugh in the treatment “very unfair” and added that the FBI “is investigating about six times before, and it seems that you don’t do that,” the significance of the implementation of the kind of extensive follow-up requested by Ford.

“If she shows up, that would be wonderful. If you don’t show up, that would be unfortunate,” he said. “If she shows up, and makes a credible point that is very interesting, and we will have to make a decision. But I can only say this: He is an excellent man. It is very hard for me to imagine that everything that’s happened.”


Kavanaugh’s nomination problems began last week after a leak to The Intercept revealed that Feinstein was in the possession of a supposedly scathing letter relevant to his confirmation. The Republicans have calculated that the Senate staged Democrats, which are due to expire to discuss the then prompted to Feinstein, the letter, and then-anonymous allegations to the public, and with the FBI.

Ford went to the public on Sunday, claiming that Kavanaugh forced himself on you and covered your mouth, the was in the 1980s, when Kavanaugh was 17 and she was 15. Ford not to mention the incident to others, by her own admission to 2012, The Washington Post, if your therapist is recorded in your statement that four people were involved.

Ford has since claimed that the therapist transcribes the wrong detail, and you had said there were only two people in the room. Her husband has claimed that Ford mentioned Kavanaugh in the therapy sessions.

On the advice of Katz, a lawyer who previously played down sexual assault allegations against former President Bill Clinton and former Sen. Al Franken, Ford test took and passed a polygraph, the Post reported.

Katz has numerous requests from Fox News refused to comment on the lie detector. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., questioned who paid for the polygraph examination, and a number of former FBI officials, and psychology experts have said that Fox News, the polygraph would have difficulties to recognize not only certain types of deception, but also false memories have been accidentally induced during therapy, or in the course of time.

Ford said, the point that you could not remember that has occurred in whose house the alleged incident, the exact month of the episode, or why there was a meeting there.

Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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