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  • Grassley extends deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to decide on testifying

    09/21/2018 9:09:32 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 167 replies
    thehill ^ | 09/21/2018888 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said late Friday night that he is giving Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide whether to testify on her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Grassley wrote on Twitter that he had "just granted another extension to Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed [with] the statement she made last week to testify to the [Senate]."
  • Grassley grants extension to Ford

    09/21/2018 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 114 replies
    ChuckGrassley ChuckGrassley @ChuckGrassley Judge Kavanaugh I just granted another extension to Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w the statement she made last week to testify to the senate She shld decide so we can move on I want to hear her. I hope u understand. It’s not my normal approach to b indecisive
  • Senate Republicans, offering Wednesday hearing, give Kavanaugh accuser a few more hours to respon

    09/21/2018 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21,2018 | Alex Pappas
    Fox News was told that the Republican senators want an answer “by the end of the day.” In a statement released Friday evening, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley extended the deadline for a response to 10 p.m. If there's no response, or a rejection of the offer, Grassley said in a statement, the committe may set a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Monday. “I’m extending the deadline for response yet again to 10 o’clock this evening," Grassley said. "I’m providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford’s attorneys don’t respond or Dr....
  • Grassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal

    09/21/2018 3:57:21 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing a high-stakes hearing set for early next week on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee announced on Friday that the Monday hearing — where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had been invited to speak — was being called off. Instead, Grassley said in a statement Friday that he is giving Ford’s lawyers until 10 p.m. on Friday to respond to the GOP request for her to testify on Wednesday. If they do not, or if Ford declines to testify, Grassley said the Judiciary Committee will...
  • The Case for Impeaching Kavanaugh (NYT alert)

    09/20/2018 12:22:11 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr.
    Charles Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, seem determined to call a vote next week on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, even in the face of this week’s sexual assault allegations against him. Senate Republicans assume, correctly, that if they can hold the party line, his installation on the Supreme Court is a sure thing. This is certainly true — even if the Democratic caucus in the Senate holds firm against Mr. Kavanaugh, they simply lack the votes to block him....
  • Grassley Sets Friday Deadline For Kavanaugh Accuser….

    09/19/2018 8:55:48 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 09-19-2018 | Sundance
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has submitted a letter to ranking member Dianne Feinstein setting a deadline for Friday, September 21st, for Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Ford, to respond on whether or not she will appear for testimony to support her claims.
  • Dem senator says Senate panel should subpoena Kavanaugh's ex-classmate

    09/18/2018 3:22:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said Tuesday that the Senate Judiciary Committee should subpoena a former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh as it examines sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Jones weighed in shortly after the former classmate, Mark Judge, told committee leaders through his attorney that he won't testify and that he has no recollection about the alleged incident from the early 1980s. "You can count on the fact that that letter, his response, is going to be entered into the record by someone, and that needs to be tested as well," Jones, who is not a member of...
  • Grassley cancels meeting to advance nomination after hearing set for Kavanaugh and his accuser

    09/18/2018 3:26:58 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 18, 2018 | Kevin Breuninger
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Tuesday canceled a crucial committee meeting where members were expected to hold a vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. The announcement is a win for the committee's 10 Democrats, who called for a delay in Kavanaugh's proceedings following a bombshell allegation from Christine Blasey Ford made public over the weekend. Ford, 51, accused President Donald Trump's second high court nominee of sexual assault in the 1980s when they were teenagers, a charge Kavanaugh denies. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Tuesday canceled a crucial committee meeting where members were...
  • GOP offers to ban cameras from testimony of Kavanaugh accuser

    09/18/2018 10:58:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans say they are willing to allow Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault charge, to testify in a closed session without the presence of television cameras if that makes her more comfortable appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Ford has yet to confirm her presence at a Monday hearing that could be pivotal to Kavanaugh’s confirmation. “She has the option of a closed session, with cameras or without. We want her to appear,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a member of the Judiciary panel. “We want her...
  • Trump court nominee's accuser has not agreed to testify: senator

    09/18/2018 10:20:12 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 58 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican U.S. Senate committee chairman said on Tuesday the woman who has accused President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to appear at a public hearing planned for Monday. Senator Chuck Grassley said Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor in California whose allegations have put Kavanaugh’s once-safe nomination in serious jeopardy, has not responded to attempts by the Judiciary Committee, which oversees the confirmation process, to contact her. The hearing represents a potential make-or-break moment for the conservative federal appeals court judge’s confirmation chances for the...
  • Grassley suggests last-minute Kavanaugh hearing could be canceled if accuser doesn’t accept invite

    09/18/2018 8:23:07 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 202 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Tuesday raised the possibility that next week’s high-stakes open hearing to examine the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could be canceled if the accuser doesn’t accept the committee’s invitation. Grassley, R-Iowa, scheduled a hearing for Monday for Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford to answer questions from senators about the allegation. But Grassley said during a Tuesday radio interview that his office has reached out several times to Ford and her attorneys to discuss her allegation, but has heard nothing back.
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein Won’t Set Up Call for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify

    09/17/2018 12:15:25 PM PDT · by gattaca · 60 replies
    Political Insider ^ | September 17, 2018 | Jim E
    Senator Dianne Feinstein Won’t Set Up Call for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify It’s now official: This entire situation is a farce that needs to end immediately. Anything less shows the Democrats are profoundly unserious about the allegations being made against Brett Kavanaugh. Over the weekend, Senator Dianne Feinstein made waves by going public with accusations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. First, she revealed that someone who knew Kavanaugh in high school accused him of sexually assaulting her. Then the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, actually came out publicly. Senate Republicans tried to pull a fast one on her by challenging...
  • GRASSLEY: FEINSTEIN ‘REFUSED’ TO COOPERATE ON KAVANAUGH ACCUSER

    09/17/2018 10:19:39 AM PDT · by bitt · 154 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/17/2018 | SAAGAR ENJETI
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley blasted ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein for her handling of high-school-era sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh... ....snip.. The chairman explained that “the standard procedure for updates to any nominee’s background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties. In this case, that would entail phone calls with at least Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford,” adding, “I asked Senator Feinstein’s office yesterday to join me in scheduling these follow-ups. Thus far, they have refused. But as a necessary step in evaluating these claims, I’ll continue working to set...
  • Grassley: Kavanaugh accuser 'deserves to be heard' in 'appropriate' manner

    09/17/2018 10:36:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 17, 2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Monday said that Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, “deserves to be heard” in an “appropriate” manner. “Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner,” Grassley said in a statement. He said his committee is “working diligently to get to the bottom of these claims,” an indication that another round of committee hearings is possible. The most prominent precedent is from...
  • Grassley working to set up calls with Kavanaugh, accuser before vote

    09/16/2018 6:48:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 144 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/16/2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is working to set up separate phone calls with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, before a committee vote scheduled for Thursday. "Given the late addendum to the background file and revelations of Dr. Ford’s identity, Chairman Grassley is actively working to set up such follow-up calls with Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford ahead of Thursday’s scheduled vote," a spokesman for Grassley said on Sunday. The aide added that "the Chairman and Ranking Member routinely hold bipartisan staff calls with nominees when updates are made...
  • Grassley moves to set up committee vote on Kavanaugh nomination

    09/10/2018 3:59:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is moving to set up a Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, likely next week. Grassley's office on Monday sent out an agenda for a business meeting the committee will have on Thursday. Kavanaugh's nomination is included as one of roughly two dozen judicial nominations that could get a vote. The move means Kavanaugh's nomination could get a vote as soon as this week. But Democrats are expected to delay the vote until next week, meaning Kavanaugh's nomination will likely be taken up by the committee on Sept. 20. Under committee rules, any...
  • Juan Williams: Trump's 'majority' is fake

    09/03/2018 3:17:12 PM PDT · by upchuck · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sep 3, 2018 | Juan Williams (FOX leftist)
    President Trump likes to complain about “Fake News.” So, here’s some very real news for him: Republican control of Capitol Hill and the White House is based on a “fake majority.” “A majority of the Senate now represents just 18 percent of the nation’s population,” David Wasserman, an editor for The Cook Political Report, wrote in a recent New York Times column. He added that the crucial Senate seats this November would be “much whiter, more rural and pro-Trump than the nation as a whole. In effect, geography could again be Mr. Trump’s greatest protector: After all, the Senate —...
  • Lindsey Graham on Booker's 'Gotcha' Document: You Should Have 'Read the Damn Thing'

    09/07/2018 10:11:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democratic senators put on quite a show Thursday at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. Desperate for a "gotcha" moment that would disqualify the Trump nominee, the senators asked pointed questions and gave lectures about transparency. But, they embarrassed themselves in the process. Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) got the loudest laugh.Booker's theatrics came at the very beginning of the hearing. He interrupted Chairman Chuck Grassley's opening remarks to announce that he had broken Senate rules and released "committee confidential" documents about Kavanaugh's opinions on racial profiling. He even referred to himself as "Spartacus," as if he was some kind of...
  • LIAR: Cory Booker Exposed as Complete Fraud Over Kavanaugh Documents

    09/06/2018 1:52:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier today 2020 presidential candidate and New Jersey Democrat Senator Cory Booker made quite the scene at Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. Daring Republicans to expel him from the Senate, Booker vowed to knowingly break Senate rules by releasing confidential Committee documents and accused Kavanaugh of having something hide.  DOCUMENTS:--Rs say the "committee confidential" docs were cleared for release before 4 a.m.--Ds say the docs were cleared for release at about 10:31 a.m. this morning--REGARDLESS, they were cleared for public release before Booker and Hirono posted them on their websites.— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 6, 2018 .@CoryBooker: “Apply the rule...
  • Hirono tweets 'confidential' Kavanaugh documents

    09/06/2018 8:53:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/18 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) on Thursday tweeted screenshots of documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in the Bush White House that are stamped "committee confidential." "These are the docs Rs don't want you to see—because they show that Judge Kavanaugh wrongly believes that Native Hawaiian programs are Constitutionally questionable. I defy anyone reading this to be able to conclude that it should be deemed confidential in any way, shape, or form," Hirono said in a tweet. Hirono's tweet includes two pages of an email thread from 2002 about "Treasury testimony on Capital Investment in Indian Country." "I think...