Democratic Senator Feinstein urges Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh allegations

Democratic Senator Feinstein urges Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh allegations

He told The New Yorker: 'I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation.

In a statement released to United States media, Kavanaugh rejected the woman's claim, made in a letter to the Democrats vetting his nomination, that he tried to force himself on her during a party. This has not changed.

US President Donald Trump greets Kavanaugh in the White House.

Though a number of Democrats have called for Kavanaugh's confirmation vote to be delayed, a GOP judiciary spokesperson has told TIME the vote has not been rescheduled.

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"It raises a lot of questions about Democrats' tactics and motives", Foy said. "That can not happen in this case". "Given the seriousness of these allegations, the government needs to find a fair and neutral way for complaints to be investigated".

According to the Post, Ms. Ford is a registered Democrat who had "made small contributions to political organizations".

Republicans, however, showed no signs of budging.

She was then asked if the committee should vote this week on Kavanaugh given the turn of events.

The Post said Ford originally contacted her representative in the House, California Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo, whose office sent her letter to Feinstein. Her work has been widely published in academic journals.

Feinstein said Sunday: "It has always been Mrs. Ford's decision whether to come forward publicly".

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Ford alleges that Kavanaugh and another friend of his, Mark Judge, cornered her in a bedroom.

Ford claimed that a "stumbling drunk" Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed, groping her and trying to remove her clothing, while a friend of his watched. When she tried to scream, she said Kavanaugh held his hand over her mouth.

Ford says she escaped when Kavanaugh's friend jumped on top of them and they tumbled. In the ensuing scuffle, Ford ran and locked herself in a bathroom until the guys left the room. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

"I thought he might inadvertently kill me", Ford told the Post. Instead, they said nothing during two joint phone calls with the nominee in August, four days of lengthy public hearings, a closed session for all committee members with the nominee where sensitive topics can be discussed and in more than 1,300 written questions. Ford had shared her concern in a letter to a Democratic lawmaker and some basic details of the incident have been made public during Kavanaugh's nomination hearing, but said she felt she needed to tell her story.

But Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who sits on the committee, said Sunday he's willing to hear from Ford provided that it's "done immediately" so the confirmation process can continue as scheduled. Kavanaugh would have been 17 at the end of his junior year at Georgetown Prep.

"Well, I obviously was very surprised and it's an issue that I brought up with him last Friday and he denied as he did in his written statement", she said, adding that is all she really had to say at this point. The New York Times reported Thursday that the letter was regarding "possible sexual misconduct" from when Kavanaugh was in high school.

After so many years, Ford said she does not remember some key details of the incident.

Kavanaugh, 53 and a federal appeals judge in Washington, on Sunday repeated his earlier denial of Ford's allegation. They might also be unwilling to stomach the appointment of a credibly-accused rapist by a confessed sexual assault perpetrator, especially given that it may well lead to a historic constriction of women's sexual autonomy.

At the time, she feared what her parents would say if they knew she had been at a party where there was alcohol.

"I think at this late date, we're going to have to wait and see if this person decides to come forward to test that in the light of day", Sen. And she urged critics of his accuser to stop "the attacks and stop shaming her".

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