Kavanaugh Accuser Faces Death Threats, Asks for FBI Investigation Before Testifying

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Trump made his remarks a day after lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor in California, said she would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee only if the FBI first investigates her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland.

Meanwhile, Republicans are suggesting that Ford, whose allegations have upended Kavanaugh's nomination - the committee's vote was already pushed from Thursday to likely next week - will have one chance to testify, and one chance only. Ford is willing to appear before Congress, and Conway urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear her testimony under oath.

"From what I've heard, you have six months to live, you disgusting slime", another message said, according to the New York Times.

"Now the whole nation's trying to figure out something that's not really evident", said Sen.

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".

On Tuesday, Ford's lawyers sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is handling Kavanaugh's confirmation, insisting that the FBI investigate her charge before she testifies to the committee.

President Trump questioned on Wednesday why Sen.

"Absolutely, [an FBI investigation is] the right move".

Although Feinstein was told of Ford's claims in July and has vouched for her, she told Fox News on Tuesday that she "can't say everything's truthful".

Democrats in general are complaining that the process is being rushed, but some women are seeing a deeper - and possibly insidious - narrative, especially if Republicans go ahead with Monday's hearing without Ford. And he called a question about whether Kavanaugh should withdraw "ridiculous". "I think they're going to do a good job".

Ford, 51, is a professor of psychology and a statistician at Palo Alto University who also teaches at Stanford.

Through her attorney, Blasey Ford has said she is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee but first wants the FBI to investigate the matter to help ensure all the facts have been vetted. I feel so badly for him. Feinstein said. "What about individuals who were previously told about this incident?" They were already under the wire to get Kavanaugh on the court by the October 1 Supreme Court term, which would allow them to campaign on that success for November's midterm elections. Quoting Justice Thomas from his nomination hearing, Mr. Feehery said this seems like another "high-tech lynching", this time "of a white Irish Catholic guy".

One of Kavanaugh's friends was in the room and Kavanaugh covered her mouth to stop her from screaming, she said.

In a bombshell interview with The Washington Post on Sunday, Ford described how she was at a teenage party with Kavanaugh in 1982, when she was at Holton Arms and he went to Georgetown Prep.