Grassley sets Friday deadline for Kavanaugh Prosecutor to say if she will testify

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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accused the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, was told they must report their opinion about the testimony for the Senate Judiciary Committee by Friday, the chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Christine Blasey Ford until Friday morning to say whether they will of the legislators up on their offer to witness Kavanaugh about your accusations against the Supreme court nominee is a Board.

Grassley, in a letter to the Ford lawyers on Wednesday, and 10 a.m. Friday deadline on the invitation, answers, ” if he intends to use the tools on Monday.”

“You have repeatedly pointed out that Dr. Ford is to tell your story,” Grassley wrote in the letter. “I sincerely hope that Dr. Ford will accept my invitation to do so, either privately or publicly, on Monday.”

It is still not clear whether Ford-who Kavanaugh is claiming to have been sexually abused, more than 35 years ago, while in high school — ultimately, they accept to testify to the invitation on Capitol Hill.

Earlier this week, her lawyer was willing to do this, said Ford. But her legal team now says she will not testify until the FBI is investigating the allegations, something that have rejected the Republicans and the office.

Grassley said that it is not the FBI “to investigate the role of a matter such as this.”


“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,” Grassley said in his letter to the Ford lawyers.

A Federal law enforcement official told Fox News that Ford’s insistence on a FBI probe is “completely inappropriate.”

“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,” the official said.

A high-placed law enforcement source also said there is a FBI investigation, because there are no allegations of a Federal crime was committed. The office has already carried out a background investigation.

In a follow-up letter on Wednesday, the lawyers, Lisa banks and Debra Katz, doubled down request, also as a Republican, it is not characterized as stall tactics, the fact to excuse Ford from providing sworn testimony before the Senate.

“Dr. Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public spotlight only two days. It is not currently able to go home, and ongoing threats gets to your and your family’s safety,” the lawyers wrote. To dictate “Fairness and respect for your situation, you should have time to deal with this. She continues to believe that a full impartial investigation of this case is necessary, and is willing to cooperate with the Committee. “

Also on Wednesday, Grassley unloading a barrage of criticism on sen Dianne Feinstein, for their handling of the sexual assault allegations, saying, the ranking Democrat on the Committee, “I can’t emphasize enough how disappointed I am.”

Feinstein “says she chose to sit to the allegations until a politically opportune moment,” Grassley demanded immediately an unredacted copy of the letter from Ford that Feinstein received. July 30.

Feinstein, D-Calif., together the letter with the Federal authorities, and other senators as recently as last week, days before the key of the legal Affairs Committee to vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, according to a leak on the letter was published in The Intercept.

Republicans accused of orchestrating the Democrats, that leak.

Grassley, called the document a “clear proof of judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation process,” said that despite several requests, he has still only access to a redacted copy of the letter containing supplementary background materials provided by the FBI to a select group of senators.

Meanwhile, President Trump said Wednesday that he hopes Ford will appear before the Committee.

“If she shows up, that would be wonderful,” said Trump. “If you don’t show up, that would be unfortunate.”

A growing number of Republican senators have called for, to vote, if Ford doesn’t show up for the scheduled hearing.

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 persons had committed the attack.

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.

Ford also said that 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 Gregg Re contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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