"I understand that I have been identified by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as the person she remembers as "PJ" who supposedly was present at the party she described in her statements to the Washington Post", Smyth said in his letter, CNN reported. While no sexual assault survivor should be subjected to such an ordeal, Dr. Ford wants to cooperate with the Committee and with law enforcement officials.
"If there was any indication that he didn't treat even one of us with respect or acted in a manner that disrespected girls/women", she wrote in an email, "that would not be the case".
"The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth", Banks wrote. Cavuto asked Napolitano about the FBI investigating, and whether the GOP should move ahead.
Why is the Senate setting a deadline?
"I think we have to give her the hearing that she deserves, with actual investigation like there would be for any kind of trial on this kind of issue", Sack said.
"Nor is it tasked with investigating a matter simply because the Committee deems it important".
According to the spokesperson, the Federal Bureau of Investigation "does not make any judgment about the credibility or significance of any allegation".
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Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said he had "a lot of questions" for Kavanaugh.
It turns out that Christine Blasey Ford actually isn't "willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth", after all. "I sincerely hope that Dr Ford will accept my invitation to do so, either privately or publicly, on Monday", Grassley said.
What is the allegation against the judge?
U.S. President Donald Trump is sticking with his Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, despite the sex assault allegation against him. She also alleges that Kavanaugh put her hand over her mouth when she attempted to scream. "At the same time, however, her worst fears have materialized".
Judge Kavanaugh, 53, has firmly denied the allegation.
None of this is to say that Senate Republicans had any better choice than the one they pursued.
Trump told journalists at the White House that he retained full faith in the judge, saying it was "very hard for me to imagine that anything happened". Trump enemies like Jeff Flake and Bob Corker have done everything they could to signal to Ford and her liberal friends that if she shows up on Monday and seems honest, there's a good chance they'll vote to blow Kavanaugh up. But the confirmation of a judicial nominee is not a criminal event.
He called the allegation against Judge Kavanaugh "a drive-by shooting". But once Ford not only went public, but through an attorney offered to testify under oath, the tide started to turn. "It would be the perception they are mistreating this woman, who might be a victim, unfairly", he said.
Ford contacted the Washington Post's tip line in early July, when Kavanaugh was shortlisted as a possible nominee but before he was selected by the president.