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WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser commits to hearing

WASHINGTON  — Attorneys for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and the Senate Judiciary Committee have reached agreement for a public hearing Thursday, as talks continued Sunday to resolve potentially make-or-break details, such as potential witnesses who could corroborate her decades-old sexual assault claim. Ford committed to an “open” hearing after negotiators … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser commits to hearing

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

WASHINGTON — The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee’s request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the Republican-run Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

WASHINGTON | Unclear whether Kavanaugh accuser will testify in Senate

WASHINGTON— The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh‘s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance. The Republican-led committee insisted that if Ford missed a Friday night deadline to respond to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Unclear whether Kavanaugh accuser will testify in Senate

WASHINGTON | Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

WASHINGTON  — The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance. The Republican-led committee insisted that if Ford missed a Friday night deadline to respond … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

WASHINGTON | Trump abandons restraint, calls out Kavanaugh’s accuser

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump challenged the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault by name Friday, saying that if the alleged attack was that “bad” then she would have filed charges. Abandoning his previous restraint, Trump tweeted: “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump abandons restraint, calls out Kavanaugh’s accuser

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

WASHINGTON— Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school. The preference would be for Ford to testify next Thursday, and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

WASHINGTON | GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants ‘fairness’

WASHINGTON— Republicans say they’re forging ahead in their drive to push Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination through the Senate, even as the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual attack is threatening to boycott a committee hearing and suggesting she’s not being treated with “fairness and respect.” With Kavanaugh’s confirmation dangling in the balance, the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants ‘fairness’

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

WASHINGTON  — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter sent Tuesday to the panel. The lawyers wrote that Ford, who is now a college … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies