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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

Ford’s lawyers, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, informed the Senate Judiciary Committee of her decision Saturday afternoon just prior to the 2:30 p.m. deadline set by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

“Dr. Ford accepts the Committee’s request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct next week,” the attorneys said.

“Although many of the aspects you provided via email…are fundamentally inconsistent with the Committee’s promise of a fair, impartial investigation into her allegations, and we are disappointed with the leaks and the bullying that have tainted the process, we are hopeful that we can reach agreement on details,” they went on to say.

The letter did not spell out the conditions Ford will agree to testify under, such as when and where.

Ford’s agreement comes one day after Grassley again extended the deadline he gave Ford to decide whether or not she would testify to his committee and explain her allegations in detail.

The development comes after Ford’s attorneys signaled at the beginning of the week that she was willing to testify before the committee. However, it later appeared that she might not when her attorneys squabbled with Grassley’s committee over details, such as when she would testify, where she would offer her testimony, who would ask her questions, and in what order she would testify. She originally demanded that Kavanaugh testify first.

“This Committee has been extremely accommodating to your client. We want to hear Dr. Ford’s testimony and are prepared to accommodate many of your demands, including further delaying a hearing that is currently scheduled for Monday. We are unwilling to accommodate your unreasonable demands. Outside counsel may not dictate the terms under which Committee business will be conducted,” the committee’s GOP majority said Friday.

Kavanaugh vehemently denies the allegations.

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64 Comments
  • ronald dressel says:

    The Senate has rules to work by that have been in existence for a long time. The accusation about 2 teenagers 36 years ago allegedly horse playing at a party that the complainant can’t remember where when or who was there which is understandable. I myself have tried to think of things I did at that approximate age and even considering some to be maybe rough housing I can not and I have tried to remember and I can’t do it! That is a long time ago and as kids I am sure I did a lot of crazy things while fooling around with both boys and girls all in fun. So I just look at how Senator Feinstein produced this information from doctor of education in the state of California and all the attorneys involved and their demands plus the Democrats saying from the beginning they would not accept whomever President Trump put up to replace Justice Kennedy and not being the smartest person around but smart enough to realize this whole Democratic ploy is to do just what they said they would do. So to me this is just a liberal democratic farce which may ruin 2 peoples lives which unfortunately they do not care about only their power to make it happen. This is a disgrace and I do not agree that the complainant should be heard but since the committee chairman said he would allow it just do it under the rules in place. Do not allow these liberal radical attorneys for california (which says it all) dictate the process. Do it by the senate rules or just move on as the rules dictate.

  • Frances Carlson says:

    Bottom line is she has no proof and the burden of proof is on her. The left has cried wolf so many times they are no longer credible. This is simply a ploy to prevent Kavanaugh’s appointment till after the midterms in hopes the democrats will win. How many more good men will have to endure smear campaigns because some mindless female points a finger? 35 years ago would have been a perfect time to cry foul. Not now. At least Monica had a dress to back up her story. I’m sick and tired of the so called moral outrage from the left when they are nothing more than self serving hedonistic pariahs.

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