PressTV-US Supreme Court nominee accuser wants FBI probe

Lawyers for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault decades ago say she wants her allegations to be investigated by the US government before she appears for a hearing in Congress.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, which is overseeing Kavanaugh’s nomination, had called a hearing for Monday to examine the sexual abuse accusations, and the White House had said Kavanaugh was ready to testify.

In a letter to the committee’s chairman, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford said Tuesday that an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) needed to come before a Senate hearing.  

“A full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions,” the…

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