Sep 20, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Kavanaugh accuser offers to testify, with conditions

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, says she "would be prepared to testify next week" before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the grounds that senators offer "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety," the New York Times reports, citing an email her lawyer sent to staff members.

The details: The email — sent by Ford's lawyers and addressed to top Republican and Democratic aides on the committee — explains that the timeframe for Monday's hearing "is not possible and the Committee’s insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event," per the Times. The email states that Ford also requests that "a full investigation" is conducted prior to her testimony.

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