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Yes, the FBI Actually Has Investigated Allegations Like Christine Blasey Ford’s Before

20 September, 2018, 02:14 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh

A high school classmate who claims to remember an "incident" involving Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford said on Wednesday that she may not come forward because she has been overwhelmed by media requests. Ford has said Kavanaugh pinned her down and tried to take her clothes off while another boy, identified as Mark Judge, watched.

Mr Kavanaugh's appointment to the lifelong role would tilt the balance on the nine-member Supreme Court...

Christine Blasey Ford said that she would not testify next week, unless there is a proper FBI investigation first. She was terrified, she said, that she would be in trouble if her parents realized she had been at a party where teenagers were drinking, and she anxious they might figure it out even if she did not tell them'.

"I think that people don't quite understand the impact that a sexual assault like that can have long term on a victim's life", Bruno said.

She also suggested bringing in the testimony of experts "who can help them shape the questions they're going to ask". This is a very tough thing for him and his family.

Last week, the US President's candidate said he "categorically and unequivocally" denies the allegations.

"If she shows up, that would be wonderful".

She said she feared Kavanaugh might inadvertently kill her before she managed to flee.

The president again brushed off the idea of asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reopen its background check into Kavanaugh, something he has the power to order, saying "it would seem the Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't do that" and deferring to senators to handle the process from this point forward.

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Bruno said focusing on the young ages of Kavanaugh and Ford during the alleged assault - Ford was 15 - and the many years that have elapsed misses a larger point. Richard Blumenthal of CT, said staging the hearing without the FBI investigation would make it a "sham".

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations and, too, has longtime friends coming to his defense.

The lawyers for Ford predicted the hearing, as now scheduled, "would include interrogation by senators who appear to have made up their minds" that she is "mistaken" and mixed up.

Republicans are hoping to win committee and full Senate approval for Kavanaugh this month, before the new Supreme Court session begins, and have shown no taste for slowing that process.

At the U.S. Capitol, Grassley said he was trying to get Ford to testify by Monday, publicly or privately.

In a tweet Tuesday night, Trump wrote: "The Supreme Court is one of the main reasons I got elected President".

"As long as he tells the truth, it's 100%", Mr Trump said.

The Republican leader criticized Democrats for sitting on the information during weeks of debate on Kavanaugh's nomination.

A Twitter account affiliated with the far right posted Ford's address Tuesday morning, calling for "peaceful protests" at her home and labeling her allegation a "hoax" by the "deranged left", according to the Post.

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