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WASHINGTON — The woman who has accused President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault threw into doubt plans for an extraordinary Senate hearing to air her accusations, charging on Tuesday that some senators have already made up their minds and insisting that the F.B.I. investigate first.
Speaking through her lawyers, Christine Blasey Ford did not explicitly rule out appearing next Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify along with Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. But echoing Senate Democrats, she said an investigation should be “the first step” before she is put “on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Republicans are unlikely to negotiate an alternative date and could go ahead with the hearing without her or cancel it altogether if Dr. Blasey refuses to appear and move quickly to a vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. They have repeatedly stressed that Monday would be her opportunity to testify, either privately or publicly, and that they then planned to move forward with the confirmation process. They have also rejected the possibility of an F.B.I. investigation.
BREAKING: Attorney for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford says in letter to Senate Judiciary chairman that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials” should take place before any hearing on allegation against SCOTUS nominee Judge Kavanaugh. https://t.co/JQ5slHYFXT pic.twitter.com/1cD1ik00av
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) September 19, 2018
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— CNN (@CNN) September 19, 2018
"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 attorney for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford says in a letter to Senate Judiciary chairman. pic.twitter.com/50wvOB3gis
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 19, 2018
Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyer letter to Sen Grassley- pic.twitter.com/Gisjetv5AL
— AmyInFla68🌊 (@Amstrix1) September 19, 2018
The California professor said through her lawyers that an investigation should be “the first step” before she is put “on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident.” https://t.co/kNNm5uW8Uh
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) September 19, 2018