McCaskill to vote no on Kavanaugh, cites dark money concerns

Joann Johnston
September 20, 2018

Kavanaugh denies the charge and will apparently tell his side of the story before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday. "White House advisers are anxious that more damaging information about Kavanaugh could come out", Gabriel Sherman reported this morning. He said it would be "wonderful" if Ford testified and "unfortunate" otherwise.

She also says Kavanaugh's friend at the time, Mark Judge, cranked up music in the locked room so her cries of protest couldn't be heard. Patty Murray, D-Wash., assistant Senate minority leader, speaking about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity".

Why is the Senate setting a deadline?

Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who has refused to support an FBI investigation of her claim that the judge sexually assaulted her when they were teens.

President Trump said Wednesday that her performance in that hearing could determine whether he stands by his embattled nominee.

"The FBI does not make a credibility assessment of any information it receives with respect to a nominee".

"Nor is it tasked with investigating a matter simply because the Committee deems it important".

Back in 1991, however, the FBI did investigate sexual harassment claims against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

The White House under President George W Bush ordered that inquiry.

According to the statement, Ford and her family have received threats and she is "currently unable to go home".

The source pointed out that "Cindy" in the scrawled note indicates that Trump Jr. was trying to lampoon Feinstein for refusing to identify Ford publicly and holding her letter through Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings for 11th-hour dramatic effect.

"You have stated repeatedly that Dr Ford wants to tell her story".

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"I understand how hard it might be for Dr. Ford to publicly testify on this subject", he wrote. Let's call this the "investigation" part of a ride that no one is particularly enjoying because, on this metaphorical rollercoaster, the participants have to agree on how the ride completes itself, and now seem temporarily stuck.

"Immediately after learning of Dr. Ford's identity from news reports Sunday, committee staff started working to gather facts related to her claims".

Weiner told me that it is not just desirable, but "essential", for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to examine the new charges against Kavanaugh, "not just to determine whether he was a drunken rapey teenager, but to determine whether he is a liar".

"Do not rush these hearings", she wrote in an opinion piece for the New York Times.

Trump Jr. described his artwork on Instagram with the caption: 'Judge Kavanaugh's sexual assault letter found by Dems'.

Yes, say more than a dozen signers who have since spoken to The Associated Press or other media outlets. "But if she doesn't want to speak, if she doesn't want to testify, you have to wonder what the Republicans really are supposed do except demand a vote".

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted on Wednesday that it was "imperative" to move forward on the Kavanaugh vote.

What is the allegation against the judge?

"I'm not concerned about tanking the nomination", he said.

On Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Sen.

The furious jockeying over Ford's testimony underscores the political potency so close to an election that will decide control of both the House and Senate, not to mention the confirmation of a conservative justice likely to serve on the high court for decades.

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