'I don't see any possibility' Christine Blasey Ford is mistaken, sister-in-law says

'I don't see any possibility' Christine Blasey Ford is mistaken, sister-in-law says

"She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety", attorney Debra Katz said in a statement to the Judiciary Committee.

The call was "positive" despite both parties' failure to reach an agreement and Katz cancelled scheduled media appearances after the discussion. They seem more interested in playing political games with Republican members, perhaps hoping that the all-male panel on that side of the committee will be afraid to ask tough questions.

The chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Charles E. Grassley, said through a spokesman late Thursday that he would be consulting with colleagues on how to proceed.

While Republicans on the Judiciary Committee had originally planned to hold a hearing with testimony from Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford on Monday, Blasey Ford demurred on Wednesday and requested the FBI investigate the alleged sexual assault before she spoke with the committee.

They also mentioned having only one camera in the room, and said Ford is opposed to being questioned by outside counsel.

"Someone who is lying does not ask the FBI to investigate their claims, " Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of NY, said Thursday at an event on Capitol Hill. Her allegation has put her past, and those who were a part of it, into the public spotlight - and created divides of people who support Ford or support Kavanaugh, who has repeatedly denied the allegation.

"I feel very proud of her and kind of impressed and amazed that she has the courage to come out and face whatever consequences she has to face", Peters said.

While he said Ford should "have her say", he made clear he was done waiting: "I don't think you can delay it any longer". These are the conditions she is asking for, according to the Senate aides.

"Thank you for the invitation to appear before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Monday, September 24", he wrote in a letter to the committee. A flood of anti-Kavanaugh protesters also descended on Capitol Hill Thursday while more Senate offices reported receiving threats related to the nomination.

It remained unclear, though, whether Ford would attend or if the hearing would occur without her as a drama that has riveted Washington since emerging a week ago was injected with a fresh burst of election-season suspense. As Axios reports, they're already making plans to repeat their tactics after the gender-charged Clarence Thomas hearings, which led to the election of a record number of female Democrats in the "Year of the Woman" in 1992.

Ford went public with her accusation over the weekend in a Washington Post interview and said Monday through her lawyer that she was ready to testify.

Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist and professor who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, has denied a viral rumor that suggested she could have "mistakenly" identified Kavanaugh for another high school classmate.

Pence also said the Democratic senators on the Judiciary committee also harmed the confirmation process by how they handled questioning Kavanaugh at the hearings.

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