Read the Letter From Christine Blasey Ford Requesting an FBI Investigation

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"It is imperative the Judiciary committee move forward on the Kavanaugh nomination and a committee vote be taken ASAP", said Sen.

According to Ms Blasey Ford's lawyer, she will not appear in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next week. Asked if that included sworn testimony at a public hearing before senators, Katz told CBS' "This Morning" program: "She's willing to do what she needs to do". As one of California's best-known politicians and one with deep pockets, Feinstein has kept de Leon's challenge at bay even as he's sought to paint her as too deferential to President Donald Trump.

Kavanaugh has had a relatively smooth confirmation track until the allegations against him were reported last week.

"Of course it helps that there are women on that committee, but you know what, I expect the men in this country and the men in this committee-and many of them, because believe me, we all signed onto this letter-to demand an FBI investigation", Hirono said. "We were looking for a way to get it investigated by an outside investigator and what we found is we had to go through (the rules committee) and we were discussing the pros and cons of doing that, so it hasn't been easy".

Trump, who nominated Justice Neil Gorsuch after his election win, wants Kavanaugh confirmed by October 1, the start of the next Supreme Court term.

Trump blamed Democrats for the delay weeks before the US midterm congressional elections on November 6, but he said there was enough time to get his pick confirmed before the elections.

Democrats decried Republicans' plans to push ahead with the hearing without seeking a full FBI investigation.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley cancelled a vote on Kavanaugh planned for Thursday and said the nominee and his accuser, California university professor Christine Blasey Ford, would both appear next Monday to testify under oath about the alleged incident. "I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh".

"If she does not want to come Monday, publicly or privately, we're going to move on and vote Wednesday", he told Fox News Channel.

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Kavanaugh's best friend in high school, Mark Judge, actually wrote a memoir entitled "Wasted" about his high school days. What about individuals who were previously told about this incident?

De Leon said the whistleblower bill didn't explicitly reference sexual harassment victims until this year, when it passed the Senate, though Melendez said it was always the intent to protect employees who report harassment.

"This is another attempt by Republicans to rush this nomination and not fully vet Judge Kavanaugh". Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

A Justice Department spokesperson said that the FBI forwarded a letter it received about Blasey Ford's allegation to the White House counsel's office under guidelines for conducting background checks, telling CNN that the allegation "does not involve any potential federal crime".

"The FBI's role in such matters is to provide information for the use of the decision makers", the statement said.

"I think we've had those kinds of vacancies before, and we certainly had over a one-year vacancy with Merrick Garland", she said. As you say, this is not really their thing.

With women in open rebellion, an unanticipated #MeToo drama five weeks before the midterms is a nightmare scenario for McConnell, threatening his Kavanaugh confirmation timetable on the one hand and an even greater breach with women voters on the other. They say the White House counsel directed the FBI to investigate when Hill accused Thomas of sexual harassment.

The allegation has roiled the confirmation process in its final stage, unexpectedly imperilling his nomination.

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