Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley set a new deadline for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser to respond to his request for her to speak at a committee hearing; saying she must officially respond by 10:00am Friday.
According to Reuters, Grassley fired-off an official letter to ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein requesting her initial, un-redacted version of the material she forwarded to the FBI.
“(Ford) continues to believe that a full non-partisan investigation of this matter is needed and she is willing to cooperate with the Committee,” said Lisa Banks, Ford’s attorney. “However, the Committee’s stated plan to move forward with a hearing that has only two witnesses is not a fair or good faith investigation; there are multiple witnesses whose names have appeared publicly and should be included in any proceeding.”
Feinstein stunned her Congressional colleagues last week when she confirmed she had forwarded Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual misconduct allegations to the FBI.
Read the full story at Reuters.
CORY CALLED OUT: Sen. Booker Insists He’s ‘BREAKING THE RULES’ by Releasing Emails
Sen. Cory Booker doubled-down on his outlandish hoax during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing Thursday; repeatedly claiming he was “breaking the rules” by releasing confidential emails despite the documents being cleared for publication well in advance.
Booker was speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper when he was pressed on whether he was really “violating” Senate procedure by publicly disclosing the documents.
“Was it really a violation?” asked Cooper. “At this point President Bush’s representative says he cleared the documents before 4am per your staff’s request and that they had told you they could be used publicly. Grassley’s office also confirmed you were told the restrictions had been waived. How do you square that with what you said?”
“I square that very easily. Last night I broke the rules… I continue to release the documents. I’m breaking the rules. I’m breaking the sham rules,” said Booker.
GRASSLEY SPEAKS: Senate Judiciary Chairman Releases Kavanaugh Statement
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley released a statement regarding President Trump’s pick to join the Supreme Court Monday afternoon; saying Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser “deserves to be heard” in an “appropriate manner.”
Grassley officially commented on the growing controversy just days after Sen. Dianne Feinstein disclosed a letter sent to the FBI that contained allegations of sexual misconduct when Kavanaugh attended high school approximately 35 years ago.
“Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner,” said the statement from Grassley’s office.
The Senator added the Judiciary Committee will be “working diligently to get to the bottom of these claims.”
“The standard procedure for updates to any nominee’s background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties,” said the statement.
Read the full report at the Hill.