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Senator claims FBI's Kavanaugh investigation may have been "fake"
"Our island Standard or Sheldon White House is asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to look into the 2018 FBI investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He was accused of sexually assaulting Dr Christine Blasi, Ford In a letter Senator White House says it appeared to have any politically constrained and perhaps fake FBI investigation into alleged misconduct by Kavanaugh. The senator says the girl wasn't willing to accept testimony from some witnesses. Writes. This was unique behavior as the bureau usually is a minimally says to information and evidence, But in this case, he said, the shutters were closed. The FBI did not provide comment on the allegations. We have also reached out to the Department of Justice, but so far have not heard
Trump says Kavanaugh is the one 'actually being assaulted' following new allegation of sexual assault
"President trump is condemning a new report about Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh a former Yale University classmate claims he witnessed sexual misconduct episodes against which Cavanagh is accuse after president trump dominated Cavanaugh to the court another former Yale classmate Dever Romero's alleged Kevin I exposed himself to her when they were both drunk she says she shoved him away accidentally touching him. and doctor Christine Blasi Ford two of the women who step forward during Kavanaugh's heated confirmation proceedings questioning his fitness to serve on the nation's highest court at the time the FBI launched an investigation and found no corroboration of the allegations the justice denied all claims of sexual assault ABC's Kyra Phillips reporting in
Time names Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh on 100 most influential people list
"So one hundred of the most influential people time has their their hundred most influential people. I have heard of up some of these not all of these, you know, some of them you like like you got ninja, right? Like ninjas? The the the guy that's on the internet playing the video games. I say that he's a gamer and each one of them has has had like a forward written about who they are juju Smith Schuster big NFL wide receiver wrote his and he's in what they call the pioneers. Right. You got that? You've got people some the rock as artist Gail Gadot wrote about him, right? Like, and some most of these people I've heard of most of these people, you know, the usual Randy Malik, and Glenn Close and a few other that some of my never heard of leaders Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote about her, right? You got Trump and several other ones on there for those keeping score. You know who else is on there, though? And I found this to be very interesting kids. Christine Blasi Ford. What the hell is she on there for? Hey, you'll see I get right at a lot. And again, a lot of them. You're not going to know who they are. They're influential globally, whether they're titans of industry that you've never heard of or their politicians and in certain areas, but. Christine Blasi for are. You kidding me? Is this a joke? Right. What exactly did you do? I'm just curious. What did you do? Well, you know, she was setting. No, she never proved anything. She gave a half ass circus like gibberish. Couldn't remember a damn thing. Something that happened forty years ago, whatever in a place that she can't remember by people. She can't remember by people that were there who don't remember being there. I I'm curious about just exactly what it is. Right. That that to me. I just I found it to be fascinating. But I also look on here. And I said, it's exactly what you would think it would be. It's a lot of people who you don't know who are on the left side of the aisle who have all these big fancy things that a few right side of the aisle, usual cronies that are, you know, the the Mitch mcconnells of the world and stuff, but it is. I was just don't found it. I'm like. You know, I could see there are some people out there that you would say, okay. I could see why you would be on here. Influential wise when it comes to sexual assault or the metoo movement her. I don't know. I don't know. And yes that cavenaugh fellows
Fairfax accusers break silence in Gayle King interviews
"About Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant governor of Virginia. Although all of the top three Democrats in the Commonwealth have weathered their respective political scandals the heat, we'll get turned up just a little bit more this morning on Justin. Fairfax as one of his accusers Vanessa Tyson takes to the airwaves on CBS this morning. That's right. The morning show. Gayle king doing an interview with Vanessa Tyson today tomorrow accuser, Meredith Watson, we'll have her say as she joins. Gayle king for yet. Another interview on CBS this morning, a sustained assault on Justin Fairfax in his credibility as he has tried to get past the scandal of sexual abuse allegations by both women, very interesting turn of events. Gayle king being the one to interview interview them in bring this back to life resurrecting, so far the media has. Done a yeoman's job of ignoring this and putting it on the back burner and covering it up and nothing to see here. Keep moving keep moving because that's what they do. They do that for the Democrats if it were Republican, he wouldn't even we wouldn't even be having this discussion because he would have been gone a long time ago would have been done. This is almost like a slow. This is slow burn here. And Gayle king turning the heat up. I am shocked at this shouldn't so surprised. Why why do you think she's doing this? I just think I don't know. I don't know what the answer to that is. I did see some conservatives who were happy to see that a mainstream outlet like CBS would be willing to give airtime to the accusations. When it seemed like they had survived it meaning that Justin Fairfax had gotten past it nominally. But here you have CBS and Gayle king trying to do their part. Let's see let's let's withhold judgment until we see how these interviews are actually conductive, but here's a little bit. That CBS has released of the Vanessa Tyson interview ahead of the head of the actual broadcast. Particularly for survivors. I think this is incredibly important they need to be heard. We need to be seen. Right. And we need to be treated as the human beings that we are Vanessa Tyson. She was the one who allege that Fairfax had assaulted her at the democratic national convention in Boston in two thousand four this the famous convention where President Obama I made himself gave himself a national profile in that big speech. She came forward in February and is in contact with Suffolk County district attorney invest Suffolk County district attorney in Boston to explore legal options. She wants to testify before the Virginia general assembly and she wants just in Fairfax to resign. I'm curious about this. Like, what does she know? What what is the thing that would satisfy her resignation from public office or that he never hold a job ever? May. What is the thing that she wants? I think some kind of acknowledgement that she actually existed. Is making these accusations because it's like the Keith Ellison story weighing we've carry Monahan, she was begging for someone to take her seriously, and nobody did and the media ignored her and she was ignored yet. Christine Blasi Ford was front and center with all of her accusations from how many years ago thirty some odd years ago being treated as if they were gospel. So I think that these women feel that wait a minute. You're telling me about hashtag me to that. All women are to be believed. But not me why not me. And I think that's what you're seeing. Here is these women want to believe too. If if it's all women will be believed. And that's what you've told us. The the realization that it's only some women who will be believed. I think is pretty startling and hurtful. If you're in the situation, and so that's what they want. They want. They want their voices heard. That's why. Well, Fairfax for his part says that their encounter was consensual when this all happened in two thousand four that wasn't forced oral sex as she
Jody Wilson-Raybould: The woman in the eye of the storm
"Wilson abled you've heard her name in the news for going on a month. Now, she's the woman at the center of the biggest political scandal to hit Canada, and a very long time the Trudeau government fighting itself in crisis mode over this SNC lavaman scandal. Bombshell testimony on Wednesday from Canada's former attorney general Jodie Wilson rebelled hers. The name prime minister Justin Trudeau will never ever forget the right. Honorable Jodie Wilson rebel testified. The would not bend to what she considered inappropriate pressure on the part of his office to interfere in the essence Alaba in case and the she was alternately penalized for it. The prime minister asked me to help out to find a solution here for us NC in response. I explained to him the law, but Jodie Wilson. Ray bold is also a person an indigenous lawyer with a whole life and distinguished career prior to these headlines liberal MP for Vancouver. Granville, feels it all that pressure back when she was still the first indigenous woman to become attorney general a star member of Trudeau's. Gender-balanced cabinet before being shuffled to better affairs as a result. She believes a standing her ground defending the rule of law Canadians of mostly lauded Wilson rebelled for quote, speaking her truth to power that doesn't mean she hasn't been subject to racism and sexism allegedly from even within her own party. Why versus all coming from? And what does this kind of treatment say about the liberal party or more broadly, Canadian politics? I'm Sarah, VO spelled infrastructure and heath Rawlings as we Mark International Women's Day this week. This is the big story. To walk us through Wilson rebelled is how she's been treated and the significance of how she's been treated. We welcome globe in mail columnist Elizabeth frenzy to the big story podcast. Hey, liz. Hi, sarah. Thanks for coming on happy to be. We'll tell me a little about about what you know about Wilson rebelled. She, you know, she's a big deal and Trudeau's gender-balanced cabinet no longer in cabinet, but what's hers sort of Baxter. Started get here to begin with, you know, about well, she was the first indigenous woman to be Justice minister and attorney general. And then of course, she was and she was a lawyer quite celebrated lawyer in British Columbia and indigenous woman as well. And she, of course, famously was demoted from her position of Justice minister and attorney general into veterans affairs Menton widely considered to be a demotion. Although, of course, veterans affairs is really important portfolio. But then we what happened after that is what sort of I think she was fairly well known to the public eye because of high profile legal and Justice issues on the federal landscape like cannabis legalization the right to die legislation and things like that. So she'd always been quite how high profile, but this particular scandal around SNC level has really put her profile in her just in the stratosphere. Yeah. I of the storm really I have the store. Yeah. So and I really last week felt like the day that she testified, you know, she's sitting for hours in front of the Justice committee in your watching. How did you feel? Yeah. It was quite extraordinary felt like, you know, one of those moments where the entire country stopped oddly, everyone, I knew had stopped and was sitting somewhere watching this. And it, of course, happened on the same day that Michael Cohen Trump's former lawyer was testifying. Before congress in the United States, and that was a much more combative and kind of fiery weird mail boisterous. Angry confrontation. And then there came Jodie Wilson Ray bold and sat down with no one sitting beside her and her, I guess possibly assistance behind her and in front of what is I'm sure the most packed Justice committee. There has ever been sure there are people lined up outside and she testified in the most extraordinary way. Like, just very calm. Very methodical. Very meticulous. Never sort of giving away any like sense that she felt you know, angry or anything like that. It was just very calm. She laid out what had happened to her. And I think for most people more persuasive for the kind of calmness with which she laid out her as she said her truth. Yeah. And let's talk about that, you know, really did land. Well with a lot of. Canadians. And and I think she speaks her truth was the headline Tronto star the next day. You know, what do you read into that positive response to to the way that she testified? Did she have to do that in order to be credible to be listened to to be heard? Well, we'd had a vacuum around this right for round this issue for the longest time, the prime minister would say a couple of little things. And then there was you know, people briefing off the record and things and you'd get those versions in the news. But there was never there was no kind of their their until she spoke. There was no central narrative until she spoke about what had happened during this. We'd had my Gornik the chief of the Clark with a Privy Council speaking, but apart from that sort of none of the central players had spoken. And so I think there was a real hunger to have some kind of sense of instead of innuendo and slur. And background noise. Actually have somebody lay down what they saw to be the kind of accurate series of events, according to their point of view, which is what she did. Yeah. And she had the receipts. Right. She had only had the receipts. She she spills the tea. Yeah. She. Did she had it seemed to me very loyally? You know, she laid things out methodically. She had clearly kept contemporaneous notes. She had emails and texts and things like that. And never in the almost I think it was four hours of testimony. Did she divert from this narrative of this is what happened to me? And this is how I felt and she didn't use hyperbolic language or anything. But it was all the more powerful for that. For her just using little tiny. Phrases like veiled threats, and then she made, you know, a reference to Richard Nixon and the Saturday night massacre. You know in which he he needed to get people to do his dastardly bidding and went down the list in the department of Justice until he found somebody who would. So these things I think were because she spoke so carefully, and so directly it had a real impact, and there was no hyperbole. There was no kind of you out when he was testifying was much more passionate and emboldened and kind of forceful threats to democracy, and you know, somebody's gonna get killed. There's crazy culture of or or or aura of of partisanship in violence in the in the air, which I think is probably you know, I think is there is there's some act today. Yeah. For sure, but her testimony was so different. And so much more powerful for it. Yes. That's her position in all this scandal and controversy, but do you what do you sort of see when you put a gender lens on that? As a woman having to be believed. Incredible. I think we've seen lots of obviously way different context. But, you know, lots of testimonies from women who are needing to be have their side of the version of things hurt. And and a lot of ways there. It doesn't get the weight that I think you have Christine Blasi. Maybe. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I'm Christine Blasi Ford who still has not been able as far as I know to move back into her house and is still suffering death threats. Now has to have, you know, people around her bodyguards and things and so just to be clear. She was the the woman who said that as a teen she was sexually assaulted by Brad Cavanaugh who is now on the supreme court bench in the United States. Yes. Exactly. So we do kind of I think for better or worse. Partly because there are so few women in these very high positions of power. So when they do come forward to testify for better or worse. They do kind of, you know, the intensity of our gazes upon them because they are few and far between, and I don't I don't think you can separate that four Jodie Wilson Rabaul because I don't know if you know this, but Justin Trudeau as a feminist is. Yeah, it's true. I know I thought I should be the first one and. And he had a gender-balanced cabinet twenty. She was a major star player. Exactly. She was a a major star player. So I think what's happened is as I wrote in a column at the time live by the effort die by the effort. So he has made such he's really tied so much of his credibility. I think to this idea of gender Justice gender equity, the pushing of progressive feminist causes and a half to say in many ways, the government has been good. You know, there have been there has been terrific legislation in certain ways. But if you're going to present yourself as being pure than pure and more pristine than pristine than anytime, you are seeing to step outside that boundary anytime, you are perhaps seeing to be treating a senior female member of your cabinet in a way that is not necessarily progressive or perhaps there are other members of your caucus who are briefing against her or are saying things about her. That frankly, smack of sexism even off the record, then that's gonna look really bad. And I think that's what we saw here. And also there have been reports of some really racist and sexist language used against her, you know, within the government, but also out in the world. What have you sort of seen or heard about that? Oh, yeah. There's been all kinds of things, and we had a couple of liberal male liberal backbenchers say things about her along the lines of you know, she couldn't handle the stress or she wasn't a team player. One said that her father was perhaps pulling her strings, which is just I know. Yeah. Later apologized for it. And he apologized in the house, which is good. But in a way, I actually find hearing those things oddly refreshing, because I know so many people actually think them and to congratulate about loud, like at least we get to see people truly feel and then it becomes obvious. And then we can. Deal with it. Right. And so now, you know, nobody I was actually quite surprised that we did hear things along those lines. What we've heard also an again, this is more off the record stuff is you know, that she was difficult. Not a team player. Difficult can be code, right? Absolutely. No. There's no doubt about it whatsoever. There's all these coded words that are used for women, especially women in leadership roles, especially women in politics and unlikable is big one or likable be here with Hillary Clinton all the time. Right. Yeah. Yeah. Or Elizabeth Warren, or you know, any of the American politicians likeable team player, you know, cooperative. And it's it's interesting because traditionally what women are thought to bring to leadership tables, whether it's the boardroom or political leadership tables is the so-called soft skills. Right. Soft power. So that is empathy you know, team being a team player being able to work well with others collaboration. So I think any woman who then diverts from that script no matter in how small away is branded as perhaps even more harshly than than her male colleagues would be and he kept calling her Jodi in the early days. Right. It was like Jodi, you know, it's going to do this or that. And I'm like, she's a minister, right, right? Able to you. Yeah. Right honourable. Yeah. Exactly. I'm, but, but you know, what do you see is really hypocritical on his part, then you know, you really outlined. Very well. You know, the the double standards, I think for a lot of women who are in powerful roles like Why's it as an especially bad problem for Justin Trudeau because he hasn't. This is bidden his entire brand. I so I interviewed last week I interviewed this famous American journalists in Toronto named Rebecca traced to American feminist journalist, and she was kind of golf smacked by the whole scandal. Because she said when you look from outside our country, what they know about Justin Trudeau is that he's a great feminist, and the you know that he pushes women's equality, and that has been the brand that they built from you know, from when the when he was in
Susan Collins, Christine Blasi Ford and Brett Cavanaugh discussed on Ron and Don
"Republican Susan Collins says she will vote to confirm supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh despite Christine Blasi Ford's claim that he sexually assaulted her in high school, I found her testimony to be sincere painful and compel it, but she said the allegations fell short of the more likely than not standard West Virginia Democrat, Joe Manchin was nearly drowned out by protesters when he tried to explain his decision to vote. Yes, I'm very much concerned, basically with this actually people indoors and very much concerned that we have to be something. Had to deal with the tax. I had in front of political analyst Larry Sabato, Susan Collins was the key vote. If she had said, no this nomination almost certainly would have crashed in Burke, the fact that she said, yes means
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Thursday, October fourth, two thousand eighteen from slate. It's the gist. I'm Mike Pesca looks like Brett cavenaugh will get his vote. And soon the investigation is in the FBI investigation f. b. i. four brief interludes actually, I'm not sure that's what stands for depending on how you look at the results of this investigation. It could be fast, bordering, incomplete or fair, but inaccurate who knows Kavanagh's getting his vote, the whole ordeal shook the nation to kind of close to its core. Women were recounting past traumas. Men were identifying with the angry dude who just wants to coach girls basketball team again. And maybe you know, also rule on executive power. Once he's wearing the robe, the beer industry couldn't tell if all the free publicity was good or bad squeeze squirmed, Lindsey, Graham burned. But the real hero of all of this. Was the hippo campus indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter. Yes. When Christine Blasi Ford mentioned the hippo campus during her testimony cavenaugh critics growled. I look at Dr Ford and I'm gonna tell you something I've worked with over the years twenty years, a lot of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She was incredibly credible. The things that she could remember were as she said, indelible to the hippocampus. And I think those talking to neuroscientist a few days after testimony and like me, he thought that Christine Blasi Ford was a powerful and credible witness and thought that Cavanaugh doesn't deserve confirmation for a few reasons. But this scientists did say, yeah, but that part about the hippo campus, what purpose did that serve? I said, well, demonstrated Dr. Ford's knowledge in the specific subject matter. I was kinda surprised that he wouldn't think or credited or think that it was impressive. And he said. It had no functional meaning it had no function. But what are you saying? I asked and he said, well, first of all, I mean, did she have a reading of her hippo campus before the incident and a reading after? So she could compare the effects. Like I said, the guys neuroscientists and then he went on, say, all she saying is a very rudimentary explanation of how memories are stored. I got his point. He's neuroscientist. This wasn't news to him. He was kind of shocked that it would be impressive to anyone. It's like if I were an eyewitness and was being questioned, well, how do you know what you saw? And I just laid out the process of vision. And I said, well, I'm sure because cells my retina, converted light into electrical impulses in the optic nerve sent the impulses to the brain and that produce an image by the way part of the brain that does that not the hippocampus. Now, hippo campus is one of those terms that when you hear it, you think of something happier than what the actual hippo campuses. Like if I said to my son and it. Picture a hippo campus. Here's what he would say happy African mega-fauna, throwing frisbees on the quad, enrolling an intro to zoology, scarfing down copious amounts of small white marbles. He's nine. That's where the brain goes to his brain. I'm talking about the Neo cortex and the foulness that music by the way as from Fantasia hippos sequence. You notice Hello Mata. Hello Fata, but it's the dance of the hours. In fact, the hippo campus is where my memory of that is stored and this is the most hippocampal Centric news story. I think in history, we have two memories at odds unless Kavanagh's just outright lying and seemingly what we're really talking about is which of these individuals had a hippocampus that properly imprinted one-sided, her hippo campus, the other one, possibly damaged. His hippo campus through drink and perhaps didn't remember the role of the hippocampus v was ever taught it in the first place the national audience. Well, anyone over thirty five. Who watched the Anita hill hearings had those raised thanks to the hippo campus, and some viewers got very alarming prompts via their hippocampal, and they identified with the accuser because something like this had happened to them. I picture a collective national hippo campus with these moments being indelibly written, or if your reasoning is motivated or your experienced disrupted, not being written at all, and we won't know until the next time how well our national hippo campus did on the show today as you feel about Donald Trump's mocking of Christine, Blasi Ford and one prominent defender thereof..
White House finds no evidence against Kavanaugh in FBI report
"On the sexual assault allegations levelled against Brad Kavanagh by two women. Fox News has learned the FBI D comprehensive interviews with nine people in total and received a sworn statement from tenth. And that report the White House says shows no evidence corroborating allegations of sexual assault or misconduct. The FBI did not interview Cavanagh or Christine Blasi Ford. Dr four. Lawyer in a statement said we're profoundly disappointed that after the tremendous sacrifice. She made in coming forward. Those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth. Dave and John President Trump just tweeted break Kavanagh's, great life cannot be ruined by mean and despicable Democrats. We're just getting this news from the military. A US servicemember was killed in Afghanistan today. We do not have the details. How is the seventh? American killed in an action this year in the ongoing conflict in that country. And accused cop killer is in custody in South Carolina. The morning after seven law enforcement officers were shot in Florence and one of them died. These officers
Sarah Sanders: 'This Is a Coordinated Smear Campaign' by Dems
"Full-scale assault on supreme court nominee. Brad kavanagh. At her first briefing in weeks press secretary, Sarah Sanders came out swinging against Senate Democrats, this is coordinated smear campaign. No evidence. No, independent corroboration just smears. She says Democrats have adopted a policy of throwing the kitchen sink at the judge with no regard for the process, decency or standards Sanders. Also describes President Trump's mocking of accuser Christine Blasi Ford as stating the
White House defends Trump's mocking of Kavanaugh accuser, says he was 'stating facts'
"Trump's criticism of the woman accusing supreme court nominee Brad Kavanagh of past sexual assault. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders was asked about Trump's comments at a Tuesday rally where he mocked Christine Blasi Ford's testimony at a Senate hearing, the president was stating the facts, frankly, facts that were included in special prosecutor, Rachel Mitchell's report. He was stating facts that were given during Dr Ford's testimony in the Senate has to make a decision based on those facts in whether or not they see judge Cavin all to be qualified to hold the position on the supreme court. Sanders says Kavanagh's detractors have made false and baseless allegations in a coordinated smear campaign to
Connie Chung breaks silence about sexual assault by her doctor 50 years ago: 'I have kept my dirty little secret to myself'
"Anchor Connie Chung reveals that sexual assault from decades ago in an open letter to Dr Christine Blasi Ford published in the Washington Post Chung says her trusted family doctor molested her fifty years ago, and she kept my dirty little secret to myself. She said much like Ford's exact eighteen year fuzzy, but she added details of the event or vivid forever seared in my memory writing. Am I sure who did it? One hundred percent Chung says she went to her family, doctor while in college for birth control pills. And what started as a routine gynecological examination soon became a sexual assault that left her
President, Christine Blasi Ford and Commissioner James O'Neill discussed on Tony and Dwight
"Has more. After President Trump said this about Christine Blasi Ford's testimony. Did you get home? I don't remember. How did you get there in New York City? Police Commissioner James O'Neill was asked whether the president's remarks or the tone of the
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Programmers know how to make iheartradio sound our best probe Trump's wealth. I'm Anne Cates. Washington is standing by the FBI continues to look into sexual assault allegations against supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh. Correspondent Sunlen Serfaty reports. As accuser has not heard from agents at Capitol Hill really waits on bated breath tonight for the results of this investigation. The news is indeed that as of right now Christine Blasi Ford's team says that they have not been contacted by the FBI in the supplemental investigation that taking place. The New York Times is reporting that President Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes and received at least four hundred thirteen million in today's dollars from his father's real estate empire times. Reporter Rasputin are sort of a network of sources through which weird paying more than two hundred tax returns. Eventually that were filed by his father and his father's businesses over the years. In general, ledgers and banking statements that really provided a very firm sexual underpinning for what we concluded. A lawyer for the president says there was no fraud or tax evasion. For alleged members of a militant white supremacist group have been charged in connection with last year's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia correspondent, Laura Garrett. Whole Evan white Benjamin Drake daily, Michael Paul missoula's and Thomas Walter Gillan, and according to the federal complaint unsealed there in the western district of Virginia. These individuals were among the most violent individuals there at the protest in Charlottesville, and they were seeing on video punching kicking head butting people to thesis a mail delivered to the Pentagon male facility. Have initially tested positive for rice in the two suspicious. Envelopes were addressed to secretary of defense James Mattis and the chief of naval operations, Admiral. John Richardson, according to CNN on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average rose one hundred twenty eight points, the SMP closed down. One the NASDAQ off thirty eight I'm Ann Cates..
Mitch McConnell: No more delays
"Mitch McConnell says he won't stand for any more delays in the Senate will vote this week on Brett Kavanagh's nomination to the supreme court. But as corespondent Jessica Schneider reports the FBI is investigating allegations of sexual assault. And that investigation is underway. With more interviews, including one with accuser, Deborah Ramirez. Already conducted other people the FBI has spoken with Leland Kaiser and PJ Smith both were identified by Christine Blasi Ford as being at the party where her assault allegedly occurred. They told the Senate Judiciary committee. They don't recall the party or the incident, but are willing to cooperate with the FBI.
Christine Blasey Ford hasn't heard from FBI, lawyer says
"This newly ordered FBI investigation of supreme court nominee Brett cavenaugh. Remember, this is the probe in which according to President Trump. The F B I has free rein. Well, now, we're learning about the list of witnesses suggested by Senate Republicans, and apparently neither judge Cavin. I nor Christine Blasi Ford are on that list. Excuse me. They are not expected to be interviewed despite Dr Ford's attorneys telling reporters that they have reached out several times, and that they want Dr four to talk to the FBI, however, just a short time ago confirmation that investigators did speak today with this woman. Deborah Ramirez, another woman who accuses judge Kavanagh's sexual misconduct, but who did not give testimony on Capitol Hill. A source close to the FBI investigation says Ramirez today gave agents the names of other witnesses right cavenaugh strongly denies the accusations from both Ramirez and four now as for whether the FBI will have quote free rein at least two sources close to the investigation are doubting. That CNN was told today that the White House is working closely with Senate Republicans to steer the FBI investigation and keep its scope as narrow as possible White House. Correspondent for Sanchez is with us now Boris one makes those sources believe. So strongly that the FBI is actually working under some restriction. We'll those sources are indicating of the way that this process is playing out the White House, which was essentially compelled to launch this investigation by Zona Senator Jeff flake is sort of guiding the process, according to these sources of the White House with input from some Senate Republicans is maintaining that the focus should exclude certain subjects that judge break. Cavanaugh was grilled on during his Thursday testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee. Those sources are indicating that only a handful of interviews are going to take place of that questions about a brick Kevin was drinking habits in high school will be avoided something that Democrats again pressed him on during his testimony. Once the FBI concludes their investigation their interviews with the subjects they will end pass along the information to the White House. They don't come up with any conclusions themselves. Ultimately, what we're hearing from sources is that typically, that's the way this. Procedure is carried out, but some Democrats are raising red flags notably Senator Amy klobuchar of who definitely pressed judge Cavanaugh during the confirmation process. She's concerned that the White House may be having too much input. And exactly what the FBI is going to be asking. Now press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about this on one of the Sunday morning talk shows, she says that the White House doesn't want to micromanage the FBI, but she didn't answer. Whether she knew if White House counsel, Don Mcgann, had specifically indicated to the FBI that they should interview certain people or not or if he could ask certain questions or not she said, she didn't know, and what does the word from President Trump about these developments is he saying anything about this investigation now in its third day. President Trump went in on Twitter yet again today already launching attacks at Democrats suggesting that they won't be happy, regardless of what the results of this investigation shows. Does he wrote quote? Wow. Just starting to hear the Democrats were only thinking of struck and delay are starting to put
Cavanaugh, Deborah Ramirez and FBI discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"The probe includes at least one other claim of sexual misconduct. Attorney confirming the FBI has asked interview Deborah Ramirez about claims the judge bread Cavanaugh also sexually assaulted her. While they were classmates a deal those questions portable one week delay in Cavanaugh supreme court confirmation vote as the FBI checks claims of assault. Professor Christine Blasi Ford says Cavanaugh tried to rape her when they were. Both teams Ramirez says a drunken cavenaugh exposed himself to her at a party cavenaugh denies all the claims Andy Field
Sanders makes inquiry into Kavanaugh's truthfulness with Congress
"As the guy launches an investigation into the sexual assault allegations against supreme court nominee, Brad Kavanagh. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is making a new demand. He wants the FBI to examine whether Cavanaugh lied to congress when he testified Thursday before the Senate Judiciary committee were also learning that a friend of accuser Christine Blasi Ford has agreed to speak to the
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Their names came up during the testimony of Christine Blasi Ford and Brett Cavanaugh to other Cavanaugh accusers. One is Julie sweat, Nick. She recounted seeing cavenaugh engage, and I quote in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls that allegedly occurred in the early nineteen eighties in a declaration released through her lawyer sweat. Nick also claims Cavanaugh was present at a high school party around nineteen eighty eighty-two where she was the victim of a gang rape. She did not identify cavenaugh as one of her attackers from what I experienced firsthand. I don't think he belongs this point and I just want the facts to come out and I want it to be just and I want people to have those facts in judge himselves. Then there's Deborah Ramirez in an interview with the New Yorker Ramirez, accused Cavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a party at Yale University. In the nineteen eighties, she recalls pushing him away and then seeing him laughing. And pulling his pants up. Cavanaugh vehemently denies both women's allegations. I've never sexually assaulted anyone not in high school, nine college not ever. The sweat, Nick thing is a joke that is a farce lawyers for both sweat Nick in Ramirez, sparred with Republicans on the Senate Judiciary committee over whether they would testify the Republicans accusing the women's lawyers of stonewalling requests for information, and they have made no attempt to substantiate their claims. The lawyers for the women denying that Michael ebanon represents sweating. We have been asking for an opportunity for her to not only testify, but to sit down with FBI agents and disclose what she knows together with witness identities that witness, many of these events. But analysts say, Senate Republicans have you'd Christine Blasi Ford as the more credible accuser. They believed the other ones are full of holes and potentially. Even lies sweat, Nick was herself accused of domestic violence in Florida. In the early two, thousands, an ex-boyfriend alleging she threatened to harm his family. The case was dismissed, and Michael Evans claims the ex boyfriend has no credibility avenue told CNN today that because the judiciary committee wouldn't have testify sweat, Nick will tell her story in an interview before the full Senate vote on Cavanaugh to these other women still have an effect on this whole thing in some way, neon Gatien's about judge having is conduct and behavior. The fact that he was at parties where people were very drunk had friends that were very drunk that they became very aggressive and and and rowdy irresponsible that is part of a collective cumulative sort of portrait of judge Kavanagh's conduct in those days and could loan credibility to the accusations from Dr Blasi or it's so forth. And there is another woman whose information could have shed new light on these allegations. A lawyer for woman named Elizabeth razor, an ex girlfriend of Mark judge who was allegedly in that room when the alleged incident between Cavanaugh and Christine Blasi. Ford took place says that Elizabeth razor was willing to share her information with the FBI and the judiciary committee razor told the New Yorker. The judge told her of an incident where judge and other young men took turns having sex with drunk woman razor said, judge regarded the incident as consensual, and she said she has no knowledge that Brent Cavanaugh took part in that incident either Elizabeth razor, nor Mark judge ever appeared before the judiciary committee. But as we've been reporting, wolf, judges lawyer now says he will cooperate with the FBI Mark judge Brian is didn't now denying the allegations by one of the women you just reported on, right, that's right. We'll judge has just sent a letter to senators. Chuck Grassley, Dianne Feinstein of the judiciary committee. Denying the allegations made by Julie, sweat, Nick. He denied the specific allegations. She made about gang rape. About sexual assault. He denied her allegations that he and cavenaugh spiked women's drinks at parties. Mark judge says he does not know Julius Weltman, Brian, Todd reporting. Thank you very much coming up undecided, Republican senators. Worst President Trump to order enough background check into the allegations against this Precourt nominee after forcing a delay in a confirmation vote for breakfast..
Trump orders FBI investigation of Kavanaugh, as McConnell says nomination is 'moving' forward
"President Trump has ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against supreme court nominee. Brett Cavanaugh ABC's. Mary Bruce reports that comes after Arizona's Jeff flake requested to delay. The vote Senator Jeff flake was on his way to the judiciary committee planning to back Brett Kavanagh's confirmation. Children in your. Children Anna Archie, LA and Maria Gallagher, both victims of sexual assault. Imploring? The Senator to take a stand. ABC's Terry Moran says the FBI investigation will likely start with Christine Blasi Ford's allegations, her testimony contained several vivid and precise details, for instance. She says she made I contact during the alleged attack with Brett Kavanagh's friend. Mark judge who she says was in the room. Dr Ford also offered facts that could be checked easily including that she saw Mark judge shortly after the alleged attack working at a local supermarket news legal analyst Kate Shaw. I do think that reopening. This FBI investigation is an extremely positive development from the perspective of trying to make sure that the supreme court is as removed from politics as possible the court has actually never I totally apolitical body. But it's important that it tried to remain above and apart from politics majority leader, Mitch McConnell, advanced the nomination Cavanaugh is one of the most qualified and most impressive supreme court nominees in the history of our country. Setting up a vote next week after the
Trump orders FBI probe into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh
"Sivertsen. President Trump has ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against supreme court nominee. Brett Cavanaugh ABC's. Mary Bruce reports that comes after Arizona's Jeff flake requested to delay. The vote Senator Jeff flake was on his way to the judiciary committee planning to back Brett Kavanagh's confirmation. Children in your. Children Anna Maria, Archie, LA and Maria Gallagher, both victims of sexual assault. Imploring? The Senator to take a stand. ABC's Terry Moran says the FBI investigation will likely start with Christine Blasi Ford's allegations, her testimony contained several vivid and precise details, for instance. She says she made I contact during the alleged attack with Brett Kavanagh's friend. Mark judge who she says was in the room. Dr Ford also offered facts that could be checked easily including that she saw Mark judge shortly after the alleged attack working at a local supermarket ABC news legal analyst Kate Shaw. I do think that reopening. This FBI investigation is an extremely positive development from the perspective of trying to make sure that the supreme court is as removed from politics as possible the court has actually never I totally apolitical body. But it's important that it tried to remain above and apart from politics. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell advanced the nomination Cavanaugh is one of the most qualified and most impressive supreme court nominees in the history of our country. Setting up a vote next week after the
Kavanaugh accuser Ford welcomes new FBI investigation: lawyer
"Going to bring you back to the Senate Judiciary committee room, where senators now are talking about a pending vote on judge Brett Cavanaugh a day after the historic hearing involving his accuser Christine blowzy Ford, and we're seeing a several democratic senators walking out of the judiciary committee meeting and democratic Minnesota Senator Amy klobuchar one of the lawmakers who question Christine, Blasi Ford and Brad Kavanagh during yesterday's hearing. She appeared on CBS this morning and says there's enough here to Warrenton FBI investigation. All we're asking for here is a fair-minded process. Just like we do with other nominees were you open it up. If new information comes out, and they're denying us that Kellyanne Conway counselor to the president is giving her take on yesterday's historic Ford. Cavenaugh hearing Conway also appeared on CBS. This morning. Handled by the Democrats from the beginning who could have been asking judge cavenaugh, and Dr Ford questions in a much less public setting. It sounds like Dr four would have been open
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"From Dr Christine Blasi Ford, a PHD in psychology. You know, it's not uncommon or people who have had traumatic events too. Study psychology. I'm just throwing that out there anecdotes. We've been having this conversation around here on live TV. We're now CD seeing the leadership. Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham Orrin Hatch as they make their way into the room and soon judge Cavanaugh will join them one of the interesting developments take it or leave. It is overnight Grassley put out a time line of at least Republican side of the committee. What they knew win. And going back to last week. Actually may have been this week maybe Monday, it says he the committee staff has I interview with a man who believes he not judge Cavanaugh had the encounter with Dr Ford in one thousand nine hundred to that is the basis of his complaint. He submitted a written statement earlier in the day in Tuesday this week more committee staff have a second interview with a man who believes he not judge Cavanaugh had the encounter with Dr Ford in the summer of nineteen eighty two that is the basis of her allegations. He described his recollection of their interaction in some detail. Then yesterday committee staff receives a more in-depth written statement from the man interview twice previously. Who believes he not judge cavenaugh had the encounter in question with Dr Ford and not only that yesterday committee investigative staff spoke via phone with another man who believes he not judge Cavanaugh had the encounter with Dr Ford in nineteen eighty-two he explained his recollection of the details of the encounter. No further information of these two men who they were whether they'll come forward, whether they're credible. Whether they can be compelled to speak Lindsey Graham was interviewed on CBS earlier saying that he does not believe them that one is quote crazy as a loon and the other one he he just doesn't believe at all. There were people there in that house allegedly at this party, and one of the very last things that Christine Blasi Ford was asked by Rachel Mitchell, the veteran sex crimes attorney who ask questions on behalf of the Republicans was about her her good friend, Leland, the only other woman. She believes was in the house at the time. Cut fifteen when you did leave that night did Leland Kaiser now Kaiser ever follow up with you and say, hey, what happened to you? I've had communications with her recently. I'm talking about like the next day. Oh, no. She didn't know about the event she was downstairs during the event, and I do not share it with her. Have you been are you aware that the three people at the party besides yourself and bright Cava have given statements under penalty of felony to the committee. Yes. And are you where what those statements say? Yes. Are you aware that they say that they have no memory or knowledge of such a party? Yes. Do you have any particular motives to ascribe to Leland? I guess we could take those one at a time. Leland has a significant health challenges, and I'm happy that she's focusing on herself and getting the health treatment that she needs. And she let me know that she needed her lawyer to take care of this for her and she texted me right afterward with an apology and good wishes and etcetera. So I'm glad that she's taking care of herself. I don't expect that. PJ and Leland would remember this evening was very unremarkable party. It was not one of their more notorious parties because nothing remarkable happened to them that evening, they were downstairs, and Mr. judge is a different story. I would expect that he would remember that this happened. Right. And yet Mark judge has not been subpoenaed Brett cavenaugh has entered the judiciary committee and a sitting down. Now. Let us listen in. I have a I have a something. I want clear up from the last meeting that doesn't affect you. So before I swear you I would like to work explain my response to Senator Kennedy right after the break at that time I entered into the record the statements of three witnesses. Dr Ford said we're also at the party. These statements were provided to us under penalty of felony lying, if you lied to congress as soon as my team learned the names of these three potential witnesses. We meet Lee reached out to them are requesting an interview in response. All three submitted statements to us. Denying any knowledge of the gathering, Dr Ford. Describe if we had calls with them, we would've invited the minority that join every time that we've received any information regarding judge all we've sought to immediately follow through an investigate the monarchy staff set on Dr Ford's letter for weeks and staff told us that they believe it is quote, highly inappropriate to have these follow up calls before the FBI finishes this investigation, and quote, even though the FBI had completed its background information. When we followed up with judge Cavanaugh after we received, Dr Ford's allegations, the ranking member staff getting join us, even though these calls are usually done on a bipartisan basis, they joined other calls with the judge, but they didn't participate or ask any questions. Would you? Please. Is rice earth?.
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Chairman that'd be fair say for the record that actually we have asked you said that nobody's asked the FBI or we could ask the FBI fi actually have I think others have. And I think that the issue is that part of what an FBI report does is to investigate and seek either corroborating or culpa Pretoria evidence. It's not so much the conclusion that a draws as the breadth of the evidence that is sought out through the investigation and the difference between what somebody might say to an FBI agent when they're being examined. And for instance, Mr. judges letter signed by his lawyer said in if it's just a different thing. And I believe still that this is the first background investigation in the history of background investigations that hasn't been reopened when new credible. Derogatory information was raised about the subject about the nominee. So. I just want to let the point you made stand without referencing. What we tried to do pardon me. But I'll just had to the point you made the letter was sent to the FBI the FBI send the White House with a letter saying the case is closed. We're taking a breakdown. We're taking a break. Now. The capital. The Senate Judiciary committee confirmation hearing of judge Brett Cavanaugh. Devolve into matters of juvenile jokes. Beer-drinking? All matters of what went on in high school for the judge as the senators probe an allegation made by Christine Blasi Ford who earlier today told the committee. She was one hundred percent sure it was Kavanagh who sexually assaulted her at a party in one thousand nine hundred eighty two on Aaron Katersky. You're listening to live coverage from ABC news. Hey, it's Bill Adams and all the.
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"But this morning's hearing will be the first time we hear from Dr Christine Blasi Ford. This is going to be a hearing that only involves a certain segment of the Senate Judiciary committee. There are twenty one members eleven of them are Republicans and ten Democrats. They're going to get one round of questions each I to Dr Ford who's going to testify separately. And then judge cavenaugh will come in after her. That's reporter alley Rogan. Now, we're learning more about what Cavanaugh is already telling the Senate Judiciary committee the committee releasing with Kavanagh's permission transcripts of interviews. Earlier this month. The judge repeatedly says he's in the twilight zone. The problem is rod sterling is not around to explain what's going on that task may fall to the Amazon sex crimes prosecutor hired by the GOP and senators on both sides of the aisle who will question cavenaugh and his accuser. In a history making hearing legal analyst, Royal Oakes. How about some local news the attorney for the Florida tech student who's accused of trying to steal a plane wants his client to undergo a mental health evaluation of the first and most important thing is to get him in a rehabilitated environment. Michelle Sankyo was arrested for jumping the fence at Orlando. Melbourne international airport and trying to hijack an American Airlines passenger jet. His attorney has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf videos out of the moments leading up to hit and run on Alafaya trail that left a thirteen year old boy in serious condition that the car had the green light the boy was not in the crosswalk, but the car leaving the scene of the accident makes it a crime, we've got multiple.
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Cavanaugh is accused of sexual misconduct by three women, including Christine Blasi Ford. And now the Senate Judiciary committee says it's gotten one other unsubstantiated anonymous allegation the cavenaugh categorically denies an Trump questioning the growing number of accusations against judge Cavanaugh somebody could come and say thirty years ago twenty five years ago ten years ago five years ago, he did a horrible thing to me. He did this. He did that he did that. And honestly, it's a very dangerous period in our country and still the president says, Dr Blasi Ford may convince him the accusations are true. And then he would withdraw the nomination Andy Field. ABC news, President Trump is set to meet with his embattled deputy attorney general tomorrow Rosenstein, had been summoned to the White House at the start of the week expecting to be fired. President Trump said he would prefer not doing that. My preference would be to keep him. And to let him finish up. President said Rosenstein who oversees the special counsels Russia investigation denied speaking of secret recordings for the twenty fifth amendment. Aaron Katersky ABC news new they CDC's as an estimated eighty thousand Americans died from the flu and complications last winter that was the highest death toll in at least four decades say it's because of the season peaked early and that the vaccine didn't work. Well, enrich, the father of missing North Carolina. Six year old Maddox rich says the search for his son has been tortured. He hasn't had any food or drink since.
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Hold. Jane Metzler, Fox News, California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein calling for the immediate postponement of any further action on judge Brett Kavanagh's nomination to the US supreme court this after another woman accuses him of sexual misconduct indecent exposure to be specific the allegations by Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale University with Cavanaugh the Fifty-three-year-old says the incident happened when Cavanaugh was a freshman at the Ivy league school during the nineteen eighty three eighty four school year Ramirez alleges Cavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party Cavanaugh issuing a statement saying this is a smear plain and simple in the White House. Also saying it stands firmly behind judge Cavanaugh. Fox's Brian Bentley. California university professor Dr Christine Blasi Ford has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary committee this Thursday. She claims cavenaugh tried to rape her when she was fifteen Senator Lindsey Graham saying this on Fox News Sunday. I'll tell my colleagues. I know you hate Trump. I'm going to look at this from a prison of being reasonable and fair to judge. Kevin everything I know about judge cavenaugh goes against this allegation. I wanna listen to Dr Ford I'll feel sorry for her. I think she's being used here Senator Graham, adding he was not going to ruin judge Kavanagh's life faced on an accusation. Some Democrats calling that outrageous, President Trump spending the night at Trump Tower ahead of his speech this week to the UN general assembly. He's expected to cover North Korea and Iran in that address, I just didn't know, whether you know, when this whatever happening in well for Tiger Woods had happened today. Now, forty two he won the tour championship in Atlanta. His first.
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on KTOK
"Christine Blasi Ford sent a letter to the Senate Saturday saying she will testify before the Senate committee details about if when and how remain unanswered, those issues have been at the center of negotiations between the judiciary committee and her legal team as the letter stated, quote, although many aspects of the proposal you provided are fundamentally inconsistent with the committee's promise of a fair impartial investigation into her allegations. And we are disappointed with the leaks in the bullying that if tainted the process, we are hopeful that we can reach agreement on details. Her attorneys, then asked to continue the negotiations on those details. Fox's Garrett Tenny Ford is accusing supreme court nominee break have enough sexual assault. Caveney denies the allegations. President Trump is said to attend his second United Nations meeting this week a year after he threatened to totally destroy North Korea in his inaugural UN address. President Trump is. Expected to use series of speeches at the UN to push a hard line against Iran. The president will also push foreign leaders to take a stronger stance against the global drug trade and stressed the urgency of the world to focus on the spread of nuclear and chemical weapons during his time in New York. The president will meet with South Korea, president moon, Jae-in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as the leaders of Egypt, France, Japan and the United Kingdom at the White House, Jon decker, Fox News. The Trump administration is proposing rules which could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance above a certain threshold federal law already requires immigrants to prove they will not be a burden or public charge. The new rules would disqualify some applicants a public comment period is required before the new rules. Take.
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Christine Blasi Ford. The woman who has accused supreme court nominee Brett cavenaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary committee, and correspondent reports Ford's legal team has added a lawyer brought in a man named Michael Bromwich. He is a former inspector general of the department of Justice. He is a Washington player. Who knows a lot about investigations show. Their Chuck Grassley who chairs the Senate panel says that Ford has not agreed to a date and tweets that we are no closer to hearing from Dr Ford than we were when her lawyers said she would testify at the value voters summit. A gathering of evangelical activists vice-president Mike Pence slammed Democrats who want to take more time to take a closer look at the charges against cavenaugh away. Some Democrats have conducted themselves during this process is a disgrace a disservice to the Senate and the. The American people in South Carolina, a slow motion disaster. That's what people in Conway are calling the creeping floodwaters following hurricane Florence correspondent nickel Lancia reports. The worst may be ahead. All of this overflow is coming from the welcome our river, which at this point is just bursting at the seams. It's already hit record levels. This river is not expected to crest until Monday afternoon. Well, floodwaters keep rising and calabash North Carolina as well. People in the town say they've never seen anything like it. And as in South Carolina, some rivers in North Carolina may not crest until next week in California more alleged victims are coming forward and the rape case of a New York beach Newport Beach surgeon, prosecutors say they have received more than fifty phone calls after grant Robichaud and his girlfriend were accused of drugging women and having sex with them when they were either unconscious or barely conscious. Prosecutors say they found a thousand.
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"For Dr Christine Blasi Ford asked for more time to decide if her client will testify to the Senate Judiciary committee and chairman Chuck Grassley agreed tweeting late last night that he will give the woman who claims that supreme court nominee. Brad Kavanagh tried to grope her decades ago. A little more time to decide if she'll appear. Fox's Chad pergram reports there's a political consideration Republicans are going to have to be very mindful that they are not perceived the optics aren't that. They're just forging ahead with this nominee enjoying cautioned with win and not taking Christine Bazi for serious. There is a risk. Judge cavenaugh has categorically denied the accusation if Dr Ford chooses not to testify the committee would likely vote Monday on his nomination. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, offering a prediction to the values voter summit in Washington on Friday. You've watched the fight. You've watched the tactics. But here's what I want to tell you in the very near future. Judge Cavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme court. The New York Times reports deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein suggested he could surreptitiously record conversations with President Trump and recruit cabinet members to push for his removal Rosenstein, I called the story factually inaccurate and said he was joking Republican Florida congressman Matt gates, a member of the house freedom caucus, isn't laughing appropriate. Is it for the deputy attorney general to be joking about wiretapping the president while he's overseeing an investigation of the president in front of his colleagues and subordinates Representative gates calling for congressional hearings Rosenstein in a second statement called the time story totally false an attack on a military parade in southeastern Iran has left eight members of the Iran revolutionary guard dead the word yet, the attackers were.
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Remind Christine Blasi Ford is accusing supreme court nominee. Brad Kavanagh of sexually assaulting her. When they both were in high school in the mid eighties. Cavanaugh categorically denies it ever happened. We're going to talk this through with our regular week in politics segment. We're also going to tackle a story. The New York Times broke today that the number two at the Justice department that would be deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein that he suggested secretly recording President Trump and disgust invoking the twenty fifth amendment to remove the president from office. Lots to chew on here with Margaret Hoover. She is host of PBS's firing line. Welcome. Thank you for having me. Hey and EJ Joan of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution here in the studio. Hi, EJ great to be with you. So as of this hour, the Senate Judiciary committee and lawyers for professor Ford. Still apparently struggling to agree on how on where? And when she might tell her story is there any way Republicans can push ahead with a confirmation vote without hearing from her Margaret, you get first Whakatane, I think there's absolutely no way that they can proceed forward without hearing from her. And also, I think taking the very wise advice of Anita hill in an op Ed this week in the New York Times, which said an independent and neutral body should investigate this. I this doesn't have to take long. This doesn't have to delay much. The Anita hill FBI investigation itself only took three days, but this would behoove Republicans especially with their political optics challenge with with women as we come into the twenty eighteen election cycle. I completely agree with that. I think that the Republicans are torn between their desire not to lower turnout on their right wing, and particularly not to anger evangelical conservatives, so they wanna look like they're fighting really hard for Brad Kavanagh. And yet as Margaret's suggested, they really risk alienating a lot of moderates, particularly women, and I think that just common sense says that if a charge like this comes up, it makes sense to investigate it. And I think MS Wasi Ford really adds to her credibility by saying I want this investigated. I'm not just making a charge that I can't stand behind. And I think that pretty powerful interview you had earlier with our friend Carson Lamm RAV suggested a real seriousness here on her part. And I so I think it's essential Republicans here from her bed. It wouldn't shock me. If they try to Barra. Through if they say, we can't negotiate anything, and we're just going to fight a vote. And then it comes down to Susan Collins unleash Macau Garrett. Will you've you've waited us right into the thicket of the politics around this EJ and all this week. President Trump Republicans on the hill have been super careful not to question. Professor Ford's credibility careful right up until this morning when the president started tweeting and boil down to you said if if these allegations were so credible. Why didn't somebody call the FBI thirty six years ago at what changed Margaret? Well, nothing has changed in the sense that the president of the United States has consistently demonstrated that he doesn't have the ability to discipline himself or to keep his mouth shut. It was shocking frankly to most people that he had not weighed in yet. And so we knew it was always a matter of time. But I think it's worth noting that immediately Susan Collins elite Republican Senator, obviously a woman and very very seriously. The fence on this Cavanaugh vote immediately suggested that the president's remarks were completely unacceptable as they are by the way completely unacceptable and that the. Professor Ford does need to have her day and her time to discuss this. And that there is a very good reason. Why women don't come forward time and time time again because they are shamed. Because they're in denial because they are afraid of the consequences. And all of these must be true for professor for Jay your quick ticket. Do you think this is the president rallying his base, assuring them? It's alright are gonna make it through eventually well with the president you never really know whether it's pure impulse or calculation, and maybe sometimes it's both. I think in this case there was a story on the front page. New York Times today saying the eventual colts are all up in arms, and they really want to not only get Cavanaugh approved. But Ralph Reed an activist on the religious right said to defend cavenaugh, and right at the moment defending Cavanaugh seems to involve trying to tear down Christine Blasi Ford. So in that sense. I think it may well have been political. Maybe they are also worried and are kind of trying to go on the offensive in a way that I'm not sure helps. I'm very much speaking of the front page of the New York Times. Let me turn you both to this story that the times broke today about deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, they're reporting. He suggested wearing a wire to take President Trump in the White House. I want wanna mention he categorically denies the allegations. He calls the New York Times story inaccurate. And factually incorrect, but quick reaction from each of you. What's the significance of the CJ? You know, what's striking when you read Rosenstein statement carefully. He denounces the whole report is accurate, but he doesn't back away from any of the particulars. For example, his statement on the twenty fifth amendment isn't. I never suggested anything like that. It was contemporaneous. I don't believe that we should apply of the twenty fifth amendment. They tried to explain the the most forceful denial. No, it was pretty close to a non denial sort of denial. They said the wire comment was joke. Well, we don't know if that's true. So that you're so far at least from the exchanges. This time story seems to be on very strong ground, and it supports that op Ed piece from a non anonymously written up Ed piece, which also suggested that Trump officials were talking about the twenty fifth amendment which would allow the cabinet to push the president out of power, Margaret, this is what I wanted to ask you. If true, and again, Rosenstein is denying or non denying denying it. But if these allegations are true does this lend some credence to what the president has been saying all along that there is a deep state out to get him. And this shows that it was the deputy Torney general leading that charge now. No because you know, what the has the state actually refers June. Conservatives invoked the deep state all the time. It refers to this fourth branch of government or these people who are appointed. And not held accountable by the electorate, the people who according to the anonymous op Ed, and if this is true about resin seen are not people who are bureaucrats who are in positions time and time again there appointees of the president of the United States. Cabinet officials are not part of the deep state, the non animus op-ed senior appointee in the in the White House is not part of the deep state. And what this story does is. It is one more data point followed by Bob Woodward's, book fear and the accounting followed by the upenn followed by if you've watched all of the news as it's developed over these years. This is one. One more data point that demonstrates that actually when you get up close in the White House. It's worse than.
"christine blasi ford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Christine Blasi Ford says Ford struggled for months before coming forward against the Queen court nominee Brett Cavanaugh. I think she's hoping you know, oftentimes someone who does that. That's not the only time I think she was hoping someone else would also come forward. But no one else has come forward leaving Ford in the spotlight complete coverage coming up plus an update on the race gap in juvenile Justice. And the latest on the Bergen county sheriff caught on tape making racist statements and the calls for his resignation madcap stops by after news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. In the latest twist involving special counsel, Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's election interference in this country and attorney for Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI confirms that his client gave a number of memos to the special counsel about his time at the bureau. This supports one aspect of New York Times story today about deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein of the department of Justice the story claims Rosenstein suggested to others within DOJ that he might secretly record. President Trump Rosenstein denies the substance of that story. Both men have been subject to scathing criticism from the president McCabe was fired just hours before he was due to retire with a full FBI pension. President Trump is meanwhile, walking back his demand that the Justice department immediately declassified materials in the Russian investigation. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the inspector general will evaluate the documents on Monday, the president. Mandated that law enforcement officials published part of a secret foreign intelligence surveillance act application and text messages about the Russia investigation written by former FBI director, Jim Komi and deputy director, Andrew McCabe. Former Justice and national security officials say that order was unprecedented. And that it could hurt US relationships with foreign intelligence partners and other sources now Trump is backed away from his directive. The president tweeted the inspector general will review those materials on an expedited basis. Trump said in the end, I can always declassify if it proves necessary Carrie Johnson NPR news Washington attorneys for the woman who accuses supreme court nominee breath Cavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago are still discussing the terms of her appearance before members of congress next week Christine Blasi Ford's lawyer says Ford wants to be sure the terms are fair and ensure the safety of Ford enter family. Meanwhile, President Trump is questioning Ford's credibility says if the attack was as bad as Ford says. She would have filed charges cavenaugh strongly denies the allegation in North Carolina. The remnants of hurricane. Florence have drenched so much area inland that flood waters are still draining toward the coast. That's kept evacuees in shelters, Jason debris of member station. W UNC reports of a disease outbreak in one of those shelters in Brunswick a coastal county. Southwest of Wilmington health officials confirmed at least one norovirus case and suspect more the highly contagious virus causes gastrointestinal problems like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Amanda Hutchison is the Brunswick county health department spokeswoman she says emergency personnel are doing their best to contain the virus are taking measures to isolate people who do our staff have been working very hard to disinfect shelter flooding. Here is expected to continue through the weekend for NPR news. I'm Jason Debrecen in Wilmington this. This is NPR. You're listening to WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd, the Bergen county sheriff resigned this afternoon in a recording provided to WNYC Michael Saudi. No was heard making disparaging remarks about black people and the state attorney general who was a member of the sick faith WNYC's match. Cat says it took twenty four hours for the sheriff to step down as recently as Thursday nights. So Dino indicated he was going to stay put, but the pressure just got too much for him to bear. And not only is he resigning, but all four under sheriffs of his or stepping down the warden at the gel will lead this department, the largest law enforcement agency in New Jersey's most populous county until governor Phil Murphy, appoints, a replacement his resignation nouncement included. No apologies nor regrets. We'll have more on the story later this hour on all things considered mayor de Blasio is standing firm on the city's decision to not support a bond. Sale to bail out the Staten Island wheel developers of the more than six hundred foot observation we'll have been struggling to secure funding. They say the wheel would be the centerpiece of new tourist attractions on the island's north shore. But Blasios says the city doesn't want to be involved with bonds that might default, but wheel was a private sector endeavor. That was supposed to pay for himself. And I think the economics were a little shaky from the beginning. And they've proven to be shakier developers have asked the city to support a three hundred eighty million dollar bond sale without it developers. Say they'll be forced to sell off parts of the wheel currently idling in warehouses all over the world. And the state of New York is suing several student loan companies accused of scamming borrowers across the country who were looking for debt relief. According to the lawsuit the company's falsely claimed to be affiliated with the federal government and allegedly charged borrowers for debt relief services. They could have received for free if found guilty the nine companies named in the suit would have to void contracts with borrowers and pay restitution and penalties. Currently seventy one degrees. It's overcast in central park at four zero six. Support for NPR comes from gobble a meal kit company that delivers semi prepped meals to be finished at home in fifteen minutes with one pan, gobble sous. Chefs do the prep work like shopping and marinating. This week's menu is at gobble dot com slash NPR. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, and I'm Ari Shapiro. President Trump is challenging the woman who has accused his supreme court nominee of sexual assault and thrown Brett Kavanagh's confirmation hearing into turmoil. Earlier today, the president tweeted that if the attack on Christine Blasi Ford was as bad as she says charges would have immediately been filed with local law enforcement. Meanwhile, Ford's lawyers are in ongoing negotiations with the Senate Judiciary committee over how. And when and if she will testify before the committee. Well, we have reached someone who knows professor Ford. Well, Kirstin lime road. She's a close friend and she joins me now from Palo Alto, California. Welcome to all things considered. Thank you. Start telling me when did you to meet, how do, you know each other Kristen, and I met when our older children who are now sophomores were in kindergarten, and we both volunteered in the classroom for helping with math. And then now our kids do a summer camp at the beach. So I spend hours a day with her for about a month every summer, so you've stayed close. Even as your kids have have gotten older I'd say we're even much closer now than ten years ago. And I want people listening to know she knows that. You're speaking to the media, you have her permission to talk. She does. I don't know that she knows in particular that I'm speaking with you today. But she said, I could do whatever I was comfortable doing if you were describing her to a total stranger somebody who's never met her who only knows her from the headlines. How would you describe her? I would say she's a very kind diligent person has a high degree of integrity. She really loves her career, especially the teaching part of it. She's always telling me in the summer, how she loves to spend time mentoring her students quiet person somebody who seeks the limelight. No, not at all. That's why it's really ridiculous that someone would thinks she's doing this for that. I mean, she's not going to go on talk shows. She's not gonna write a book. She's just thought it was important that her situation got out there because I think probably what she intended was that she put it out there that this had happened. And that may be they would investigate that side of his background a little more without her actually having to come forward. And then there were reporter showing up at her doorstep. When did she I talked to you about the events that she alleges tap it at a high school party three decades ago? I knew something had happened in her past before. But I haven't heard any details. And then when it became clear that Trump was going to nominate some. She got a bit agitated about it on this list of six when you say agitated, what do you mean she was upset about him potentially being on there? And she told me something had happened with one of them in high school, and she hadn't told me the name yet. And then when he was chosen one of the shortlist. She gave me the details, and she was trying to decide what to do. And how did that conversation? Come about this phone, call or were you altogether? No like, I said our children did this camp on the beach. So most days we were there probably for six or seven hours. And so we talked quite a bit. And how was she talking about it? I mean, what was she like she told you about what had happened? It was upsetting. She also had never told her parents or her brothers. Who are I believe in the same social circle as the Kavanagh's were way back then there Republicans, and you know, so she was trying to decide how did she tell her family was at worth putting their whole lives in the spotlight a world. So she was talking to you before she talked to her parents stir. Simply what you're describing sounds like a woman who really wrestled with trying to figure out how to tell people whether to come forward for sure. So what tipped the balance and prompted her to to come forward? I think she still wanted to stay the last part. I'd heard and then people were showing up at her door. Anyway, she thought she might as well put her name out there. But I don't I don't know any of that really for certain. But I don't believe she wanted her name out there was it clear to you as you to discuss this over the long summer that she had any idea what she was getting into of the fringy that this would create raising allegations like this against nominated supreme court. I don't think she did. I think in her mind, it was just not going to be taken very seriously, but she still had to tell when's the last time you had contact with her. I guess today or the day before I'm babysitting. Her bird. Though, I I have spoken with her last week probably. But now more on texting President Trump has questioned why this wasn't reported to the FBI thirty something years ago. Did you talk to her about why she chose not to come forward? Closer to the time. Not really because I know a lot of people that things like this happen to and they don't talk about it here embarrassed and ashamed and, you know, you don't think someone believe you. And so I don't think it's unusual at all that she didn't tell anyone back then. She did as it's been reported in the news a therapist several years ago. And I know that was one of the things this summer what she was waiting to get a hold of them to see if they'd actually written down because she wanted in a some something to back up that she wasn't just making up the story right now. And so I know she was glad that the therapist did have notes on that you've described that one of the reasons she's told you she hesitated about coming forward and making a public allegation was she wasn't sure would make a difference. Right. Having spoken to her freely recently. Where is she? Now. What does she hope to achieve here? I don't know we kind of keep it a little lighter than that. Notes of nice things people have said, we don't really discuss that in detail. My son says she just glad when it's over. But I think all she wanted was for them to look into that that side of him to have the story come too late and for the senators voting whether to confirm or not to have all the facts. Yeah. I don't think she wanted someone who thought that way about women to be up there. So she wanted that out there Kirsten lime road. She is a close friend of Christine Blasi Fords. They met years ago when their kids were in kindergarten together, and they have been friends ever since Kirstin lime. Right. Thank you very much for.
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"It goes, by way, it'd be gold plated. That's a pretty interesting and Coulter must have great sleep last night. Well, no, I'm sure I'll go back check or Twitter account. But it'll be where's my well tux fine. But where's my wall built by now? She's obnoxious. Yeah. I don't know. I just don't know at some point in time that just doesn't help at all. But go back to the cavenaugh thing for a bit. This was after the president. He spoke late last night. It was western time, obviously. But he spoke after we all learned about the latest development with the cavenaugh deal days swamped date, we've got terms now. Now, let's recap. We've got a woman, according to our legal team that has come up with a very very flimsy. But yet still very damaging claim over three decades old against a man who who all likelihood will become the next chief Justice of the United States Supreme court. And now she's making demands or at least for legal team is willing to testify. She's willing to appear before the Senate. Well, not the full Senate. She's willing to come to Washington. Let's put it that way. But Christine Blasi Ford's legal team says not Monday rushing the issue. Are you getting into your delay game? But here's the terms we know about which. Are really ransom demands. Only members of the committee. No lawyers can question her, but but she can have her full legal team. Of course, don't want to know, how many when they roll in how many lawyers as she can have. That's what I wanna know. Cavenaugh can't be in the room at the same time. That's a pretty standard requests. That's what I what I expected and Cavanaugh should be questioned. I before he has a chance to hear her testimony. Who does that? It's it's such a ruse to this whole thing. So she's saying she can't testify Monday. But she can do it on Thursday. She's got some things going on. I guess so she wants him to testify I in their logic bears because they don't want him to change his story. Right. Because of her story, right? But yet she could now change her story, right? Because of his store. She's let's keep cheese the accuser, let's not get too far the road here and lose sight of the fact that she's the accuser, and there's nothing I said it last break. And I mean, this there's two possible outcomes. He gets confirmed that the supreme court or his life is over. I mean, honestly. Absolutely. Based on nothing. There's nothing there. And yet you got this maniac. Hawaii democrat maisy Geraldo and women Dr Ford who come forward very bravely to tell her story, which by the way is very credible. And I believe her needs to be supported. What credible? What credibility where is it? Yeah. What of this not even the year is credible? Not even saying nineteen eighty-two is credible. They would there's no way. Know how they'd be able to get away with this crap unless the Democrats had the media in their back pocket. No possible way whatsoever. This would ever happen. What they should do is they should testify at the same exact time in two different places. I like that. That's pretty brilliant radio. Let's see how the story goes. Right. When nobody knows what anybody's gonna say. Right. Because you can't give a leg up on somebody. That's crap. It's a legal maneuver. They do it all the time. But for the accuser based on nothing to insist that he goes, I himself against things he doesn't know she's going to. So he's just supposed to show up and talk. He so he's supposed to go in there. And basically be like, I didn't do it. This is I'm I'm telling you, what is it? What is there to say? By the way, this mazy Hirono from Hawaii the white democrat what just played there for your. She also is the one who said this the day before yesterday. We didn't even get to it yesterday. Listen to get a load of this really guess who's perpetuating all of these kinds of actions this man in this country. And I just want to say to the men of this country just shut up and step up. If you're a man falsely accused of anything, or at least accused with zero evidence just shut up and take it is on you. Listen, listen, if you're accused you're guilty, stop being stop being such a pain. If you're a conservative, you're guilty. Keith ellison. You know, you could be attorney general. Wow. There was some amazing news last night, shifting gears and getting out of the swamp for a second. Not good news. Ricky, no fun league. Great news for Cleveland. Second down.
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"Com. Dr Christine Blasi Ford is telling the Senate Judiciary committee that she's ready to testify next week. But requires terms that are fair does that mean other witnesses or full investigation. One democratic Senator is asking why not both New York Senator Kirsten gillibrand is still calling on the FBI to reopen the investigation into supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh asked the question. What are they afraid of? What is this White House afraid of what does this president afraid of? But several Republicans argue that this is an attempt to stall Kavanagh's confirmation until after the midterm elections. Meanwhile, the top Republican and democrat on the judiciary committee are trying to negotiate conditions for a testimony by Dr Christine Blasi Ford who has accused Calvin on sexual assault in one thousand nine hundred eighty s lawn. Zak ABC news. The capitol. Meantime, President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen is reportedly talking with investigators for special counsel, Robert Muller questions have been covering all aspects of Trump's dealings with Russia including past business bears. According to reporting by ABC news Coen pleaded guilty last month to numerous felonies, including tax evasion Bank fraud in campaign finance violations. Authorities have released the identity of the woman they say killed herself after fatally shooting three people and wounding others at a Maryland warehouse. The Harford county sheriff says that she's twenty six year old snow Chia Moseley of Baltimore County, a temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center, where the shootings took place and two sets of military remains from the Korean war have been identified. The president releasing those names today army Master Sergeant Charles McDaniel second is army private first class. William Jones, both reported MIA in nineteen fifty President Trump writes on Twitter that this identification is a direct result of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Hoon in June. He adds, quote, these heroes are home. They may rest in peace and hopefully their families can have. Closure. Karen Travers, ABC news, the White House. Remember for news anytime on demand at seven hundred wwl w dot com. I'm Jack crumley News Radio seven hundred wwl w.
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"Dr Christine Blasi Ford is telling the Senate Judiciary committee that she's ready to testify next week. But requires terms that are fair does that mean other witnesses or a full investigation. One democratic Senator is asking why not both New York Senator Kirsten gillibrand is still calling on the FBI to reopen the investigation into supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh asked the question. What are they afraid of? What is this White House afraid of what is this president afraid of? But several Republicans argue that this is an attempt to stall Kavanagh's confirmation until after the midterm elections. Meanwhile, the top Republican and democrat on the judiciary committee are trying to negotiate conditions for a testimony by Dr Christine Blasi Ford who has accused cavenaugh sexual assault in the nineteen eighty s lawn Zak ABC news the capitol. Meantime, President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen is reportedly talking with investigators for special counsel, Robert Muller questions. Covering all aspects of Trump's dealings with Russia, including past business affairs. According to reporting by ABC news Cohen pleaded guilty last month to numerous felonies, including tax evasion, Bank fraud and campaign finance violations. Authorities have released the identity of the woman they say killed herself after fatally shooting three people and wounding others at a Maryland warehouse. The Harford county sheriff says that she's twenty six year old snow Chia Moseley of Baltimore County, a temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center, where the shootings took place and two sets of military remains from the Korean war have been identified. The president releasing those names today army Master Sergeant Charles McDaniel second is army private first class. William Jones, both reported MIA in nineteen fifty Trump writes on Twitter that this identification is a direct result of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong UN in June. He adds, quote, these heroes are home they may rest in peace and hopefully their families can have closure. Karen travers. ABC news the White House. Remember for news anytime on demand at seven hundred wwl w dot com. I'm. Jack. Crumley News Radio seven hundred wwl w on.
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"Christine Blasi Ford has requested the F B I investigate before she will testify DC police say they have no motive in last night. Fatal stabbing in west thirty five year old woman was jogging near Logan circle about APM. She was attacked and stabbed by three men near eleventh. And she later died at the hospital Prince William county police investigating a hit and run last night in Dumfries involving a pedestrian last night around seven thirty a county park ranger noticed a man lying in the roadway on route one near grand park road. The ranger pulled over to investigate at the same time a blue vehicle hit the pedestrian paused briefly, then took off the gesture in later died. Investigators say alcohol appears to be a factor in the man lying in the road in the first place, politically neutral and race blind. That's how Virginia's house speaker describes a redistricting plan proposed by Republicans house speaker. Kirk Cox says the new map his party put out was drawn without the use of any racial data and meets constitutional requirements. Virginia's general assembly has six weeks left to redraw eleven house districts which federal court recently ruled unconstitutional because they're racially biased. How stomach rats issued a statement yesterday? Criticizing the Republican proposal. Cox says in a statement of his own Republicans will continue to engage with Democrats in a good faith effort to come up with a plan that can get bipartisan support Heather Curtis on WMA, Allen, WMA L dot com. The new poll in the Maryland race for governor gives incumbent Larry HOGAN, a hefty twenty two point lead. Over democrat challenger, Ben jealous. You can see the poll for yourself at WM AL dot com. The woman who abducted Elizabeth smart in two thousand two when smart was fourteen years old will be released early from Utah prison today. Elizabeth smart calls the decision to release Wanda Barzi incomprehensible. I do believe she's a threat..