Listen: FBI, Kristine Ford, Senator Don Mcgann discussed on News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise
"It's been a. Three or four. Trying to remember. Now, it's been several times each of these new things absurdist, they are we get on the phone and kind of go through. So have you submitted to interviews specifically about Dr Ford's allegation? Yes. And what about Debra Ramirez allegation? You waived your penis in front of her? Yes. What about Julie sweat? Knicks allegation that you repeatedly engaged in drugging and gang raping or allowing women to begin right? Yes. Yes, I've been interviewed about. Are your answers to my questions today consistent with the answers that you gave to the committee in these various interviews. Yes. Ma'am. The amount of time. Senator Durbin seconds chairman judge Cavanaugh earlier today dot Kristine Ford set that same chair. And under oath. She said clearly and unequivocally that she was a victim of sexual assault of your hands. She answered our questions directly, and she didn't flinch at the prospect of submitting herself to an FBI investigation of these charges. We know, and I'm sure she's been advised by attorneys that a person lying to the FBI can face criminal prosecution. You have clearly and unequivocally denied that you saw the doctor Ford with that statement, you must believe that there is no credible evidence or any credible witness that could prove otherwise. You started off with an impassioned statement at the beginning. And I can imagine try to imagine what you've been through your family's been through. And I'm sure I wouldn't get close to it. But it was I'm paying wouldn't. I'm sure would impassioned statement. And then the course of it. You said I welcome any kind of investigation. I quote you. I welcome any kind of investigation. Got a suggestion for you. Right now. Turn to your left in the front row to Don Mcgann counsel to President Donald Trump. Ask him to suspend this hearing and nominating process until the FBI completes its investigation of the charges made by Dr Ford and others. And goes to bring the witnesses forward and provides it information to this hearing. I'm sure that the chairman at that point wonder stand that that is a reasonable request to finally put to rest these charges if they are false or approve them, if they are not you spent two years in the White House office that approved judicial nominees you turn to the FBI over and over and over again for their work. Let's bring them in here. And now turned it down Mcgann tell him it's time to get this done. And FBI investigation is the only way to answer some of these questions to stop the clock. This committee is is running this hearing not the White House. Not Don Mcgann, not even you as me. Where we are here today because Dr Ford asked for an opportunity here. I know you did do as well. In fact, maybe even before she did. We're here because people wanted to be heard from charges that they all thought were on fair or activities like sexual assault was unfair. So I wanna sure Senator Durbin regardless of what you say to Senator Don Mcgann, we're not suspending this hearing proce- dancer the question. What if the gentleman just say this if you judge Cavanaugh? Turned down Mcgann, and to this committee and say for the sake of my reputation, my family name and to get to the bottom of the truth of this. I am not going to be an obstacle to an FBI investigation. I would hope that all the members of the committee would join me and saying we're going to bite by your witch wishes and we will have that investigation. I welcome whatever the committee wants to do because I'm telling the truth. I wanna know what you want to die. I'm telling you want to know what you wanna do. I'm innocent of this chart, you're prepared for an FBI investigators reach conclusions. You reach the conclusion owner, they do investigate questions on both ways. Judge. You can't say here at the beginning. I wanted to. Any kind of investigation is thing was Enron on this. This thing was sprung at the last minute after being held by staff. You know, judge and I called. Immediately. If there is no truth to her charges. The FBI investigation will show that or are you afraid that they might not? Shea FBI does not reach can, you know, you know, this is, you know, that's a funny question because the FBI doesn't reach conclusions provide the three zero with three oh two. So I explained to people who don't know what that is. They just go and do what you're doing ask questions and then type up a report, they don't reach the bottom line. When English earning I asked Ford, I asked her about this incident where she ran into Mark judge and Safeway. And she said sure, I remember just six to eight weeks after this occurrence, well, some of the Washington Post went in and took Mr. judges book and has been able to the run he wrote about his addiction and alcoholism, and they have narrowed it down what they think was a period of time six or eight weeks after the event, and he would have been working at the Safeway at that point. So the point I'm getting we at least can connect some dots here and get some information. Why would you recess that? Why would you research that kind of investigation? I welcome. I wanted to hearing last week. I'm asking about the FBI invest the committee figures out how to ask the questions. I'll do whatever I've been on the phone multiple times with committee council talk cabinet will you support an FBI investigation right now. I I will do whatever the committee wants personally, do you think? That's the best thing for us to do.."