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Supreme Court nominee – the Prosecutor asks for an FBI investigation, the before you visited all of the congressional hearing. Peter Doocy reports from Capitol Hill.
To give although Christine Blasey Ford was invited to, testimony for the Senate judiciary Committee – in private or public, the California professor is pushing to investigate for the FBI, her alleged sexual assault by the Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades.
Ford, a psychology teacher at Palo Alto University, publicly accused Kavanaugh to have sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s, before the judiciary Committee on a vote on his appointment to the nation’s highest court.
Ford said she was 15, and Kavanaugh was 17 when he allegedly attacked her to a house party in Maryland. She claims that he pinned her on a bed, trying to remove their clothes, and put his hand over her mouth to prevent her screaming.
“I thought he might accidentally kill me,” Ford told The Washington Post. “He tried to attack me and remove my clothes.”
Kavanaugh, a federal appeals judge, has denied the allegations and says he is ready to testify before the judiciary Committee, to prove his innocence.
Ford’s lawyers are demanding a “full investigation” by the FBI, before you to appear agrees, before the legislature, saying it would ensure “that the decisive facts and witnesses in this matter is assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the [judiciary] Committee are fully informed prior to the implementation of an oral hearing or a decision.”
“As the judiciary Committee has recognized and done before, an FBI investigation of the incident should be the first step in addressing their claims,” the attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa banks, said in a letter to the Committee.
Trump doesn’t believe the allegations are something that would fall under the FBI jurisdiction.
“Well, it seems that the FBI really do. You have studied before, about six times, and it seems that you do,” Trump told reporters Wednesday.
Here’s a look at why the FBI could not investigate.
Not a Federal crime
A high-placed law-enforcement source said, Fox News occurrence of a FBI investigation for a number of reasons, especially since it’s not an accusation, a Federal crime. The source pointed to the possibility of a criminal investigation due to the Statute of limitations.
“This is a political issue, not a law enforcement authority,” said the source.
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The Ministry of justice also said: Ford’s statement “to investigate any Federal crime for the FBI.”
“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,” another Federal law enforcement official told Fox News.
The white house is probably not the question
Because Ford include accusations is not a Federal crime, within the applicable period of limitation, Fox News has learned, would require the office explicit instructions from the White house to perform any additional sampling.
The FBI was able to interview Ford, Kavanaugh, and the other about the accusation, when Trump asked to open the office, their background investigation, but the President has refused to say the idea that the FBI already has his work
When asked, specifically, if he the FBI would require insight into the allegations on Wednesday, Trump told reporters that he would “let the senators take their course.”
Background checks are from various studies
The FBI, with the task of dealing with background checks for presidential candidates for the Supreme court. But it is not the task of the assessment of the credibility of the accusations, the justice, the said Department.
The justice Department said the FBI has already evaluated whether the candidate can represent a national security risk, and provided that information “available for use to decision-makers.”
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Greg T. Rinckey, a lawyer, specializing in Federal Agency matters, said the FBI typically looks in a criminal or national security in the conduct of background checks.
“Of course, if something comes up, a background check, it would report. Are you going to go in an investigation? No,” Rinckey told Fox News. “They will go on to do a detailed review of the history of [the nominees], but they did not do an investigation.”
What to do, Republican lawmakers say?
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a judiciary Committee member, said the demand for an FBI investigation “is not about the search for the truth, but delayed the process until after the midterm elections.”
“It is imperative that the judiciary Committee move forward on the Kavanaugh nomination and a Committee vote as soon as possible,” he added.
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Chairman of the legal Committee Chuck Grassley said: “anything that the FBI or other investigators would not have any impact on what has Dr. Ford to the Committee, so there is no reason for further delay.”
I support Dr. Blasey Ford’s request for an FBI background investigation before a hearing. You should not rush being bullied in the participation of a biased process and we should move forward, before the facts are gathered.
— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris) September 19, 2018
And The Democrats?
Judiciary Committee Ranking member Dianne Feinstein took to receive the death threats and other harassment, Ford, and your family, since you publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
“We the wishes and the delay of this hearing should be to honor Dr. Blasey Ford,” Feinstein said in a statement. “A proper study needs to be completed, witnesses interviewed, evidence reviewed and all the pages spoken. Only then the Chairman should set a hearing date.”
“I support Dr. Blasey Ford’s request for an FBI background investigation before a hearing,” said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. “You should not be bullied into participating in a biased process and we should not rush forward, before the facts are gathered.”
Fox News’ Jake Gibson, Gregg Re, John Roberts and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.