Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Trump says no Federal Bureau of Investigation probe needed on Supreme Court pick

Trump says no Federal Bureau of Investigation probe needed on Supreme Court pick

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Monday morning that he had yet to hear back from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of committing sexual and physical assault while they were both in high school. Hill suggested the probe should be "guided by experts who have devoted their careers to understanding sexual violence".

The Senate Judiciary Committee, which is overseeing the nomination, had called a hearing for Monday to look into the allegations. "It failed on both counts", Hill said.

But the spectacle surrounding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court is a classic case study of how a judicial body that considers itself a cloistered debating society can not escape the political winds that blow outside the building that features, just to the left of the entrance of the marble structure, a statue titled Contemplation of Justice.

MSNBC on Tuesday aired footage of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh joking about his teenage years at Georgetown Prep. "It doesn't look good in light of the sexual assault allegation Judge Kavanaugh is now facing". As of Monday afternoon, more than 800 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault had signed an open letter circulated by the women's advocacy group UltraViolet urging senators to publicly oppose President Donald Trump's nominee.

"We will not sit by and let Republicans use this hearing to attack, undermine and shame Ford", declared UltraViolet executive director Shaunna Thomas.

While the system may be in no better shape to soberly evaluate the claims, Hill said, the populace is at least better prepared to hear them.

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"The FBI has, I think, gone through a process six times with him over the years".

Trump expressed disappointment with opposition Democrats for sitting on the information, specifically mentioning Senator Dianne Feinsten who had met with Kavanaugh for "quite a bit of time" and did not bring up the allegation. Ford said she decided it was her "civic responsibility" to come forward, and now a new hearing will take place.

Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL, said that the Judiciary Committee that is overseeing Kavanaugh's nomination is not in a position to obtain a credible denial from the nominee in the face of Ford's allegation.

Democrats maintain that they want the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reopen the background check ahead of a hearing. "Now, just one week after Christine Blasey Ford shared her story, Republicans want to repeat past mistakes", Feinstein charged, "rushing the process to hold a hearing".

"Of course it helps that there are women on that committee".

Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas.

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