Kavanaugh accuser's lawyer: 'Rush to a hearing is unnecessary'

Attorney for Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford: ‘Rush to a Hearing Is Unnecessary’

Attorney for Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford: ‘Rush to a Hearing Is Unnecessary’

Ford has said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland, an allegation Kavanaugh has called "completely false".

"I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr Ford was as bad as she says", Trump tweeted, "charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents".

Ms. Lisa Banks, the #metoo Democrat activist lawyer for the woman who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault said Senate Republicans are acting unfairly by moving ahead with a hearing Monday, 24 September without investigating the matter further, as the Dems political charade is unraveling.

Ford has been on the receiving end of multiple death threats and has reportedly even been forced to leave her house in California due to safety concerns. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee, that he was setting a deadline of Friday at 10 a.m. for a decision from Ford on whether she will testify.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has invited Ford and Kavanaugh to testify on Monday, giving Ford the option of doing so privately.

The statement said Ford wishes for other witnesses to be involved in any future hearings, but did not name any such witnesses.

"For this to be a fair, deliberate and open process, we need to let the FBI do its job and allow agents to conduct a full investigation of the allegations bravely brought forward by Dr. Ford", Democratic Senator Chris Coons wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

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Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Chuck Grassley, the committee's Republican chairman, on Wednesday sent a letter to Ford's lawyers giving her until 10 a.m. (1400 GMT) on Friday to submit prepared testimony if she meant to show up on Monday.

Judge Kavanaugh has issued a fresh rebuttal of the allegation.

Note: Senator Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans have gone out of their way to make the process as painless as possible for Ms Ford and they have been blown off at every turn by her lawyers. When the FBI investigated Hill's allegations against Thomas in 1991, it took only three days. Fifty-four percent of likely voters in Texas reported that Kavanaugh should be confirmed, while 39 percent said he should not. And Trump is more convinced he should stand by Kavanaugh than he was two days ago, people close to the White House say.

The confirmation fight has unfolded just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are seeking to take control of Congress from the Republicans.

"I think it's ironic that we have senators who are deciding about who is going to sit on the highest court, but they can't really put partisanship aside long enough to put together a fair hearing to get to the truth about this situation".

In a letter sent to Sen. Which meant a vote in the Judiciary Committee would happen.

When asked what evidence she's referring to, Severino pointed to the lack of any kind of known pattern of similar behavior, plus women who knew Kavanaugh at the time and women who dated him saying the allegations do not match the Brett Kavanaugh they know.

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