The confirmation fight comes just weeks before the November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are seeking to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans, which would be a major blow to the president's agenda.
Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say that before she testifies on Capitol Hill next week she wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
"In the 36 hours since her name became public, Dr. Ford has received a stunning amount of support from her community and from fellow citizens across our country", Ford's attorneys, Debra S. Katz and Lisa J. Banks, said in the letter to Grassley.
A lawyer for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sex assault decades ago says she'd be willing to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee next week if they can agree to terms "that are fair and which ensure her safety".
Gillibrand and Democratic Sen. "I hope Republican voters, and others, are watching, and studying, the Democrats Playbook". Her lawyers wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying Ford wants to cooperate.
Kavanaugh was spotted at the White House Thursday, and allies say he is eager to address the accusation and will be prepared to address the committee Monday.
However, the President has continued to praise Kavanaugh's supposedly spotless record.
Make no mistake, Christine Blasey Ford has a right to be heard.
Grassley set a public hearing for next Monday at which Kavanuagh and Ford were invited to testify. And despite Grassley's schedule, it remained unclear if that hearing would occur without her, as a drama that has riveted Washington since emerging a week ago was injected with a fresh burst of election-season suspense.
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"As you are aware, she's been receiving death threats which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and she and her family have been forced out of their home", Katz wrote to the committee.
Another small detail contradicting Miranda's claim that "many of us heard about it in school" is that Ford claims the attack happened during the summer, presumably when school was out.
"As a result of these kind of threats, her family was forced to relocate out of their home".
She said it's "shocking but not surprising" that President Trump does not believe that the FBI should investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Republican leadership, appeared to cast doubt on Ford's allegations.
Kavanaugh's denial also comes with credibility.
Democrats are casting Republicans as strong-arming a wronged woman, their eyes on a #MeToo movement that has caught fire and exploded the careers of dozens of male titans. Once inside, a few of them implored Collins' staff not to rush the Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings, citing how long other nominees' confirmations took.
There were signs the GOP moves were keeping possible Republican defections in check. A nominee needs a simple majority of 51 votes to be confirmed.
President Trump said he won't order another FBI investigation of Kavanaugh. She also said Mark Judge witnessed it.
Grassley said the Senate Judiciary Committee has offered to hold a hearing with Ford in any format, time and place of her choice.