Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat, cited the allegations' "enormity and seriousness" and said the Federal Bureau of Investigation should do the interviewing and let the committee decide whether to seek additional information. September 12: The Intercept reported that Feinstein is in possession of a letter detailing an accusation against Kavanaugh and that she would not provide the letter to other members of the committee. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
At the White House, Trump said, "If it takes a little delay, it will take a little delay".
However, Trump predicted that the judge's nomination will "work out very well". The Senate Judiciary Committee has invited him and Ford to testify at a hearing Monday, although Ford's lawyers say she wants the FBI to investigate her allegation before she testifies.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Monday that he would be willing to speak with lawmakers to refute an allegation of physical and sexual assault by a woman who has come forward publicly with the accusation.
"She has taken a polygraph". "I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the committee deems appropriate to refuse this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity". "She believes that if it were not for the severe intoxication of Brett Kavanaugh, she would have been raped", Ford's lawyer, Debra S. Katz, told NBC's "Today".
"Nevertheless, we are working diligently to get to the bottom of these claims", Grassley said.
The fact that Feinstein sat on Ford's letter about the alleged assault hasn't helped. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., alleging sexual assault. Now, he holds political leverage that could thwart Trump's push for Kavanaugh to be on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh denies the claims.
Ford is a professor and research psychologist in Northern California at Palo Alto University and the Stanford University PsyD Consortium, a clinical psychology program where she teaches statistics, research methods and psychometrics. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, also called for slowing the process.
It's been 70 days since President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh and the Senate has spent more than two months poring through his background, including hundreds of testimonials from people who know him, McConnell said. To do otherwise would be grossly unfair to everyone involved and would invite injustice, just in case we still actually care about such antiquated principles. "Ford by listening to her and hearing her story".
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Kavanaugh had issued a similar statement on Friday, before the identity of his accuser was made public.
"This woman should not be insulted, and she should not be ignored", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said during an interview on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends".
Kavanaugh is now out saying that the incident is "completely false" and "never happened".
Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks said that while she opposes Kavanaugh's nomination "based on his judicial record", she's "uncomfortable with asserting that his behavior as a teen tells us anything about his "character" at this point. Kavanaugh should be afforded the same opportunity, she added.
At the White House, President Trump said he wishes Democrats would not have waited to release the information.
He had been on a smooth confirmation track to be Supreme Court Judge, but the new allegations have disrupted the process.
During a 10-minute phone call with Sen. The official requested anonymity to comment on a matter the official was not authorized to discuss publicly. The president praised Kavanaugh as one of the finest people he's known, and he called a question about whether Kavanaugh should withdraw "ridiculous". "He stands ready to testify tomorrow if the Senate is ready to hear him", White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement on Monday.
Mr. Judge has said the incident never happened.