Responding to criticism about the delay, particularly from President Donald Trump, Feinstein wrote Wednesday on Twitter that Ford "did not want her story of sexual assault to be public.
Ford appears to be in a no-win situation. Dianne Feinstein of California, but the senior Judiciary Committee Democrat publicly acknowledged the letter and passed it on to the FBI only last week.
Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public spotlight only two days ago," Lisa Banks, her lawyer, said in a statement Wednesday night. She has asked first for an FBI investigation of her claim. Grassley and Feinstein have swapped accusations throughout the vetting of Kavanaugh, and in a letter late Wednesday, Grassley blamed her for the state of play.
Fairness and respect for her situation dictate that she should have time to deal with this. Both times, women brought confidential accusations to the Senate Judiciary Committee, senators were slow to act and the charges became public through leaks and news reports. A day earlier Feinstein had noted other fault-finding by Republicans, who were suggesting that Ford might have mixed up Kavanaugh with some other teenage boy.
Whether there will be a real attempt at the truth remains in doubt, as the lives of the accuser and accused have collapsed into caricatures. You may not respect women and the wishes of victims, but I do. Watch how senators grilled Anita Hill in It has caused me to have to reopen the hearings for the fifth day of testimony, when we easily could have -- and should have -- raised these issues before or during the first four days of the hearing.
Similarities between then and now Even separated by 27 years and with a transformed committee, several similarities exist between the Thomas and Kavanaugh confirmations.
The second round of hearings for Thomas became a forum for something other than facts and getting to the truth. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who is one of three senators who were on the committee in and remain today, suggested that Hill had concocted some of her claims, for example, including by taking details from the book "The Exorcist.
She requested confidentiality and I honored that.
Just plain old Washington variety harassment, which is pretty unique in itself. Trump chose Kavanaugh to succeed retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, a centrist conservative who was the swing vote on an ideologically divided court.
Grassley sets Friday deadline to hear back from Kavanaugh accuser Simpson likely was not referring to the Judiciary Committee on which he sat, or the grilling he would give Hill days later.
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