Blasey Ford Wants FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh Allegation Before Testifying

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Offi... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 18, 2018 8:53 p.m.

Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers, sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee calling for a FBI investigation into her allegations as a “first step.”

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley had invited Blasey Ford, as well as Kavanaugh, to a hearing slated for next Monday for both of them to publicly testify. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Read the full letter, first reported by CNN, below:

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