Citing "a person close to" Ford who also wishes to remain anonymous, they report that the harassment has been so severe she has had to move herself and her children out of their home, and is arranging for "private security".
Grassley said it isn't even 100 percent certain at this point whether Ford or Kavanaugh will testify first, though he is inclined to have Ford go first.
Kavanaugh has denied that the incident occurred, and another man who Blasey Ford alleged participated in the assault has said he has no memory of it.
"Any issues that have come up have been turned over to the people that do the background investigations and we'll see what they come up with", Leahy said at the time. Her family has relocated, they said. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes-to her or to anyone.
The Post reported that earlier this summer, Ford contacted her congresswoman, Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., when she learned Kavanaugh was on President Trump's Supreme Court short list.
If the Judiciary committee's timetable slips, it would become increasingly hard for Republicans to schedule a vote before midterm elections on November 6 elections, when congressional control will be at stake.
The lawyers for Ford predicted the hearing, as now scheduled, "would include interrogation by senators who appear to have made up their minds" that she is "mistaken" and mixed up. "Neither the Judiciary Committee nor the full Senate should vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court until that takes place". But she ultimately decided not to come forward with her allegation.
Question: Do you believe a committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation should be delayed? For example, a friend and neighbor of Blasey Ford's told the San Jose Mercury News that Blasey Ford told her of the incident in 2017 before Kavanaugh was nominated.
But the Justice Department said in a statement late Monday that the accusation against Kavanaugh "does not involve any potential federal crime". "And then they will vote".
Harris asserted that agents in the FBI "are really well equipped to do this kind of investigation, but they're not being given the authority to do it" by the Justice Department or the Trump White House.