FoxNews.com reports that
Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor claiming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 35 years ago, late Tuesday demanded a “full investigation” by the FBI before she will attend any congressional hearing or “interrogation” into her accusations.
Republicans repeatedly have invited Ford and Kavanaugh to testify on Monday after delaying a planned Judiciary Committee vote on his confirmation that had been scheduled for Thursday. Kavanaugh accepted the committee’s invitation, but Ford stayed mum until Tuesday night.
The development throws the entire hearing into doubt: Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Ia., had threatened to nix the proceeding if Ford refused to participate. It was also sure to add fuel to Republican claims that the allegations — which were known to ranking Judiciary Committee Democrat Dianne Feinstein in July, but only revealed to federal authorities last Thursday — are part of a concerted effort to stall Kavanaugh’s nomination at the last minute.
“While Dr. Ford’s life was being turned upside down, you and your staff scheduled a public hearing for her to testify at the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in front of two dozen U.S. Senators on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident,” Ford’s attorneys wrote to Grassley.
In the letter, the lawyers went on to assert that Ford’s family “was forced to relocate out of their home” and that “her email has been hacked, and she has been impersonated online.”
“The hearing was scheduled for six short days from today and would include interrogation by Senators who appear to have made up their minds that she is ‘mistaken’ and ‘mixed up.’ 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.”
The lawyers, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, said historical precedent supported the delay — echoing comments by ranking Judiciary Committee Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who on Tuesday said on Twitter that the FBI had also “investigated Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas.”
“As the Judiciary Committee has recognized and done before, an FBI investigation of the incident should be the first step in addressing her allegations,” the letter continued. “A full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.”
In response, a federal law enforcement official told Fox News, “It’s totally inappropriate for someone to demand we use law enforcement resources to investigate a 35-year-old allegation when she won’t go under oath and can’t remember key details including when or where it happened.”
Because Ford’s allegations do not involve any federal crime within the applicable statute of limitations, Fox News has learned that the bureau would require explicit instructions from the White House to conduct any additional probe.
Is it just me, or does this whole “guilty until proven innocent” Political Strategy cooked up by the Democrats remind anyone else of the Salem Witch Trials?
In 1692 in the town of Salem, Massachusetts, beginning with Bridget Bishop, 19 of its citizens were hanged for the crime of being a witch.
In 2018, respected Judge Brett Kavanaugh is being politically hung out to dry by Senator Dianne Feinstein and other leaders of the Democratic Party for the crime of being nominated for the Supreme Court by the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, a Republican who, in the Democrats’ eyes has committed two unpardonable sins 1) He defeated their candidate, Hillary Clinton, for the Presidency and 2) He is actually fulfilling his Campaign Promises to the American People.
And, Lord knows, competency in a President is something that the Democrats simply can not abide.
In a move directly out of the Democrat Playbook (See the chapter on Anita Hill), Sen. Feinstein introduced the specious testimony of a Political Activist College Professor from her Home State of California, who claimed that Judge Kavanaugh made inappropriate advances to her 36 years ago at a teenage party.
The problem is that the witness which she named has submitted a written testimony saying that there was no such incident.
For the Professor to refuse to testify in a called Senate hearing next Monday speaks volumes, as Feinstein herself admitted yesterday that she could not be sure that everything that the woman was saying about what supposedly happened was true.
With the Professor’s claim falling apart, her lawyer, on behalf of the Democratic Party, made the audacious and inappropriate request for an FBI Investigation of the matter, in order to slow down even more the inevitable confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Now, the burden is on Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and the Senior Republican Leadership to stop these political shenanigans, whose only purpose is to slander a good man and to slow down or even stop him for assuming his rightful place as a Supreme Court Justice.
It is time for the Senate Republicans, especially Mitch McConnell, to grow some spines and to stop acquiescing to the Democrats and call for the vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as America’s next Supreme Court Justice.
Your bosses, the ones who hired you, the Americans who made Trump the 45th President of the United States of America, are watching.
Until He Comes,