Grassley Sets Thursday Hearing for Kavanaugh as Blasey Ford Continues to Make Demands

In this episode of, “As the Senate Turns on the Finger of Christine Blasey Ford”, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has rescheduled the planned Monday hearing to Thursday to hear testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Ford has made an uncorroborated accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at decades ago at a drunken high school pool party that no one else, including the four people she claims were at the party, remembers. The announcement by Grassley comes after weekend negotiations with Blasey Ford’s attorneys led by Hillary Clinton fundraiser Debra Katz.

Chairman Grassley and Ford attorney Katz.

Announcement by Grassley:

September 23, 2018

 RESCHEDULED NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING CONTINUATION

        The Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on the nomination of the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States will continue on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

        By order of the Chairman.

Negotiations for the conditions of the hearing are ongoing, however. Still to be resolved, according to reports, are who will speak first, who will do the questioning, however Grassley sent an email to Blasey Ford’s attorneys reminding them of the committee’s power to run the hearing as it sees fit.

The New York Times:

The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers has committed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, her lawyers said on Sunday. The lawyers said some details — including whether an outside lawyer will question her — still needed to be resolved, but that those issues would not impede holding a hearing.

The agreement, reached after an hourlong negotiating session Sunday morning between the lawyers and committee aides…

The Washington Post:

Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) thanked Ford for accepting the invitation in an email that, according to people familiar with its contents, also reminded her attorneys that “the committee determines which witnesses to call, how many witnesses to call, and what order to call them and who will question them. These are nonnegotiable.”

Blasey Ford’s attorneys issued a statement confirming their client will testify in an open hearing, even though they say there are “actual threats to her safety and her life.”


The statement was posted by CNN’s Phil Mattingly.

Full image of the statement:

Stay tuned for more episodes of, “As the Senate Turns on the Finger of Christine Blasey Ford”.

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