"A full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions", her attorneys wrote in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, reported first on CNN and obtained by ABC News.
Claire McCaskill has announced she will vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, citing his positions on issues including anonymous contributions funding issue ads in political campaigns. She said they took her into an upstairs bedroom where Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed, climbed on top of her, fumbled with her clothing, and put his hand over her mouth.
Trump, a Republican, won Missouri in the 2016 presidential election.
But Ford's lawyers have called for a federal investigation of her claims before she speaks to the Senate. "Why did they wait until everything was finished and then bring it up?"
Moderate GOP Sen. Susan Collins of ME, who's had her share of clashes with Trump, said she hoped Ford would reconsider a decision not to testify and "it's not fair to Judge Kavanaugh" if she refuses. Berenzweig also pointed to other words in the yearbook that he says could relate to the allegations against Kavanaugh, specifically the phrase, "Devil's Triangle, " which he said could mean a three-way sexual encounter involving two men and one woman.More news: Sony making mini-console debut with PlayStation Classic
The private Catholic high school was "positively swimming in alcohol" and Kavanaugh's graduating class of 80 students consumed at least 100 kegs of beer their senior year, according to Mark Judge, a classmate of Kavanaugh's, who has written several books about his experiences at the elite Catholic high school near Washington, D.C. Be sure to let us know in the comments section, below. In reference to a group trip to Boston that Kavanaugh organized while at Yale Law that involving binge drinking, Kavanaugh said, "Fortunately for all of us, we had a motto, what happens on the bus stays on the bus". She said she listened until she heard the boys 'going down the stairs, hitting the walls.' And after five or 10 minutes, she left the bathroom, made her way through the living room and left the house.
Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump expressed doubt over the allegations and said that Kavanaugh "has been treated very, very tough", reported CNBC. "More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes", Judge said in a letter to the panel.
Ford doesn't know when the non-criminal incident happened, or where.
Listen to this carefully: If a woman is sexually assaulted by anyone, the assailant needs to be held accountable. Dianne Feinstein learned of Ford's allegation?
Meanwhile, Kavanaugh has been calling Republican senators, including Kennedy, who said the nominee was committed to moving forward.