by Axios | 9.18.18
Countable asks: Should Kavanaugh's hearing be postponed until a full FBI investigation is conducted into the sexual assault allegations against him? Why or why not? Hit Take Action to tell your reps, then share your thoughts below. (Via: Axios)
Christine Blasey Ford's attorney, Lisa Banks, told CNN's Anderson Cooper Tuesday that Ford will not testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee unless the FBI investigates the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
The big picture: Even if the FBI agrees to investigate, Banks explained, a proper investigation cannot be done on Monday. "Asking her to come forward in four or five days in front of the committee is not a fair process. She will work with them in the investigation... There should be no rush. It’s premature to talk about a hiring on Monday," Banks said.
Ford's attorneys sent a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, obtained by CNN, that says:
What they're saying:
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.): "I support Dr. Blasey Ford’s request for an FBI background investigation before a hearing. She should not be bullied into participating in a biased process and we should not rush forward before facts are gathered."
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) tweeted in a thread: "I agree with her 100 percent that the rushed process to hold a hearing on Monday has been unfair and is reminiscent of the treatment of Anita Hill. I also agree that we need the facts before senators—not staff or lawyers—speak to witnesses."
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