Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has reached an agreement to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The interview will take place at 10 a.m. Eastern.
It’s still not clear if the committee’s Senators will ask Dr. Ford questions or of staff attorneys will take over the proceedings.
So far, we know that the committee has refused to subpoena Mark Judge, who Ford claims was present in the room when Kavanaugh assaulted her.
“We made important progress on our call this morning with Senate Judiciary Committee staff members. We committed to moving forward with an open hearing on Thursday Sept 27 at 10:00 am. Despite actual threats to her safety and her life, Dr. Ford believes it is important for Senators to hear directly from her about the sexual assault committed against her,” Ford’s attorneys wrote.
“She has agreed to move forward with a hearing even though the Committee has refused to subpoena Mark Judge. They have also refused to invite other witnesses who are essential for a fair hearing that arrives at the truth about the sexual assault,” Her attorneys add.
There is still work to do in regards to “important procedural” and “logistical issues” although Ford’s attorneys say those considerations won’t stop Dr. Ford from testifying.
“Among those issues is who on the Majority side will be asking the questions, whether senators or staff attorneys. We were told no decision has been made on this important issue, even though various senators have been dismissive of her account and should have to shoulder their responsibility to ask her questions.”
Dr. Ford’s attorneys are hoping to have their remaining questions answered before the hearing.
As we reported earlier today, a recent Fox News poll shows support for Kavanaugh is slipping.
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