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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers in a letter on Wednesday that it is "not the FBI's role to investigate a matter such as this." He also repeated his invitation for her to testify in an open or closed session scheduled for Monday, with an implicit deadline of 10 a.m. on Friday for her to accept or decline.Grassley responds ... [Read More]
How times flies. Within the past week, serious allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been made public. His accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, has been revealed. And after some hemming and hawing, Senate Republicans acknowledged that Ford's claims deserve a hearing, and one is scheduled for next week. But it's still not certain that Monday's hearing will actually take place. It's also not certain that it won't. So after a dizzying week of developments, we're settling down to wait. And that may be a good thing. The allegations against Kavanaugh - that, at 17, he... [Read More]
This appears in Thursday's Washington Post: --- A lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her three decades ago, says her client wants to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee - just not on Monday, when Republicans have scheduled a hearing. The reason is simple: "No legitimate investigation is going to happen between now and Monday," and Ford wants the FBI to investigate the incident before she speaks. Republicans' bristling response suggests they care more about ramming through Kavanaugh's confirmation than about the veracity of Ford's allegations.... [Read More]
By Robert Costa/The Washington Post WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on Wednesday took a hard line: full-speed ahead on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Su…... [Read More]
Win McNamee/Getty Images Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer put out a new statement responding to Republican calls for Ford to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago. Senate Republicans have been clamoring to get Ford in front of the committee before lawmakers vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. "Dr. Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public spotlight only two days ago," Ford's attorney said in a statement Wednesday. "She is currently unable to go home, and is receiving ongoing threats to her and her family's safety.... [Read More]
If Mr. Kavanaugh is telling the truth, then he and the Judiciary Committee should welcome an FBI inquiry into sexual-assault allegations. [Read More]
The lawyer for the woman who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault said Senate Republicans are acting unfairly by forging ahead with a hearing on Monday without investigating additional potential witnesses.Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley... [Read More]
A lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape, denounced the Senate Republicans' ultimatum on Wednesday after they demanded that Ford testify Monday or give up her opportunity to be heard as a part of the confirmation process.Several Senate Republicans implied Wednesday that if she refuses to testify, they will move to bring Kavanaugh's nomination to a vote. [Read More]
Let's begin with a simple point. Senate Republicans left a Supreme Court seat vacant for more than a year for... [Read More]
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Senate Republicans are presenting Christine Blasey Ford with an ultimatum: testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, or we'll move on with Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. In a letter to Ford's attorney's on Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the committee's chairman, outlined several options including having staff fly to California, where she lives, to interview her far away from the glare of cameras in Washington. He did not, however, acquiesce to her lawyers' demand that the FBI investigate the matter before Ford would testify about her decades-old allegation of... [Read More]
During an exclusive softball interview with Anita Hill on Wednesday's Good Morning America, co-host George Stephanopoulos teed her up to accuse Senate Republicans of trying to intimidate or "destroy" Brett Kavanaugh's accuser by inviting Christine Blasey Ford to testify at a Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday. [Read More]
Leaders of Ohio's professional sports teams, joined by business and community leaders, are urging Ohio Senate Republicans to move swiftly on a bill aimed at helping cities attract major sporting events.Sports teams and community officials say Ohio's Major Sporting Event Grant Program is too unreliable and doesn't accommodate the long-term planning needed to attract major sporting events, such as the 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus or the the NFL Draft to Cleveland and... [Read More]
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'It doesn't make a lot of sense to shut down the government'... [Read More]
GOP senators are pushing for a vote amid signs the U.S. Supreme Court nominee's accuser may decline to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. [Read More]
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New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the allegations against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. [Read More]
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Ivanka Trump plans to raise money for Senate Republicans' campaign arm this fall — amid new concern about the party's fragile 51-seat majority in that chamber. An invitation shared with …... [Read More]
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The reaction in the country will be "huge" if Senate Republicans ram through the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, without vetting sexual assault allegations made against the nominee, Sens. Party Murray and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said Wednesday. The senators argued that the FBI should be brought in, before any hearing at which Kavanaugh and his accuser, Prof. Christine Blasey Ford, appear. Murray and Cantwell entered Congress in 1992 as part of the "Year of the Women" that followed the hazing of law professor Anita Hill by an all-male Senate Judiciary Committee. [Read More]
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Since Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have emerged, Senate Republicans have desperately tried to claim that the timing of claims is somehow suspicious. [Read More]
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Senate Democrats keep saying Republicans are rushing on Kavanaugh. These sexual assault allegations are the next test. [Read More]
MacNett of Harrisburg, the longtime chief counsel to Senate Republicans, died on Tuesday. [Read More]
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