Kavanaugh's prep school pal: Ford's wrong, I was never at party

US President Donald Trump says he will not order the FBI to investigate claims of sexual assault made against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. "Brett Kavanaugh on the other hand has a repeated and well documented history of lying to and misleading the Senate Judiciary Committee", said Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet Action, a leading national women's group, on Wednesday.

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa says an FBI investigation isn't needed.

"She will talk with the committee", Banks said. She told WVOM Radio in ME it would "not be fair to Judge Kavanaugh", if Ford does not come forward and testify. "I sincerely hope that Dr Ford will accept my invitation to do so, either privately or publicly, on Monday".

Why is the Senate setting a deadline?

Collins says that Ford's refusal is even more problematic after seeing the efforts that Chuck Grassley has put into attempting to accommodate her. Grassley has offered a public hearing, which Collins prefers, a closed session and staff interviews. Kavanaugh should stop lying, own up to it and apologize, ' she wrote on Tuesday morning.

"I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up and step up. We have no power to commandeer an Executive Branch agency into conducting our due diligence".

Lawyers for California college professor Christine Blasey Ford said Tuesday she wants the FBI to investigate her claims before she appears at a Senate hearing.

Grassley rejected that idea Wednesday.

Some Democratic lawmakers have also called for an FBI investigation. But Trump already has rejected that idea, saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation has already done its work.

Another former classmate of Judge Brett Kavanaugh has denied having any knowledge of a high school party where the future Supreme Court nominee allegedly sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford.

Blasey Ford's allegations resulted in the Senate Judiciary Committee indefinitely delaying a confirmation vote on Kavanaugh's nomination planned for Thursday.

She said that since going public with her allegation in the Washington Post on Sunday, Prof Ford has been trying to work out where her family are going to sleep at night.

Feinstein has said that she wants to postpone the hearing until a full FBI investigation can be completed.

The spokesperson noted that the allegation "does not involve any potential federal crime", and said if the FBI becomes aware of new information that raises suitability questions about a nominee or appointee, the agency will inform the White House, which is an existing agreement.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accused Democrats of using their calls for an FBI investigation as a ploy. Kavanaugh has strongly denied the accusation.

Clinton says that makes it hard to "avoid the appearance of insult" against Ford. That's it. I don't have more to say on the subject. "Senators must decide what standard to apply in deciding whether Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed, and we need to find actionable facts and evidence", the Utah Republican wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner.

In 1991, an estimated 20 million people watched as Hill, then a University of Oklahoma law professor, accused Thomas of making unwanted advances and lewd remarks when she worked for him at the Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the 1980s.

A showdown is brewing between Democrats and Republicans over who will testify at next Monday's hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexually attacking her more than 30 years ago.

  • Leroy Wright