Ramirez Lawyer: Senate Judiciary GOP Skipped Phone Call To Get Testimony

September 26, 2018 8:39 am

John Clune, the attorney for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, said Tuesday that the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have been “playing games” with their efforts to have a discussion about preliminary logistics, like getting Ramirez’s testimony to the committee.

“We’ve had a number of e-mail communications with the committee so far, but the difficulty is he every time we try to set up a phone call, the majority party either changes the rules of the phone call or they want additional information as a condition of even having a phone call with us,” Clune told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

He added that when a phone call was finally scheduled, only the Democrats from the committee showed up.

Clune’s statements are in direct contradiction with those of Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who said in a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): “If Ms. Ramirez submits testimony and evidence to the Senate Judiciary Committee which committee investigators have requested we can decide how to proceed.”

Watch part of Clune’s interview below:

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