ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Grassley Steam Rolls Ford Attorney’s Eleventh Hour Stall Tactic

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has had enough of the democratic circus and smear jobs they have manufactured amid Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Democrats will stop at nothing to derail Kavanaugh from being confirmed, and the words come directly out of Chuck Shumer’s mouth. “I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same.”

Late Thursday night, Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Christine Ford’s lawyers  asking for records and descriptions of communications with the offices of Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Mazie Hirono “in light of recently uncovered information.”

The request was revealed after senators read the FBI’s report on its investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

(Related Article: After Seeing The FBI Report, Senate Republicans Deliver A Message That’ll Mortify Dems)

This was Grassley’s third attempt to ask Ford’s attorneys Debra Katz, Michael Bromwich, and Lisa Banks to hand over evidence as part of their client’s claim she was sexually assaulted by the judge 36 years ago when they were teenagers. (Continued Below)

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Grassley Steam Rolls Ford Attorney’s Eleventh Hour Stall Tactic

“I urge you once again, now for the third time in writing, to turn over the therapy notes, polygraph materials, and communications with The Washington Post that Dr. Ford has relied upon as evidence,” Grassley wrote.

Some of those notes were given to the Washington Post and mentioned in the report last month in which Ford came forward as Kavanaugh’s first accuser. Ford’s lawyer denied Grassley’s request, writing in a letter on Wednesday that “they would only turn over her therapist’s notes and other documents to the FBI if she was interviewed by FBI investigators.”

The FBI did not interview Ford, and they completed their report this week after speaking to 10 people. They found “no corroboration of the allegations” made by two of Kavanaugh’s accusers, including Ford and Deborah Ramirez. (Continued Below)

Grassley continued, “In addition to the evidence I requested in my October 2 letter, in light of recently uncovered information, please turn over records and descriptions of direct or indirect communications between Dr. Ford or her representatives and any of the following: (1) U.S. Senators or their staffs, particularly the offices of Senators Feinstein and Hirono, other than your communications with me and my staff in preparation for the September 27 hearing; (2) the alleged witnesses identified by Dr. Ford (Leland Keyser, Mark Judge, and Patrick “P.J.” Smyth); and (3) Debbie Ramirez, Julie Swetnick, or their representatives.”

He also pointed out that it is still important for senators to obtain other materials Ford used to support her claims, including therapy notes, polygraph materials, and communications with the Washington Post.

“Senators have a constitutional obligation to investigate and evaluate independently the President’s nominees. Our obligation is unrelated to anything the FBI does. That’s why we don’t just vote on nominees after the President loans us the FBI background investigation. We have to make our own assessment,” Grassley said.

He added, “It’s not even clear to me what purpose turning over these materials to the FBI would accomplish. The FBI would simply turn over that evidence to the Senate. That is precisely the outcome I seek with this request.”

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Sen Grassley’s letter to Ford legal team regarding dispute over turning over evidence:

Sen. Grassley releases executive summary of FBI report:


(H/T Washington Examiner)