Sen. Dianne Feinstein is unsure if Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford will even show up at the hearing scheduled in the Senate for Thursday.
The Senate GOP has accepted a long list of demands presented by Ford in order for her to testify; her defense, however, is now taking issue with the Senate GOP hiring outside counsel in order to question Ford.
“This is not a criminal trial for which the involvement of an experienced sex crimes prosecutor would be appropriate,” Ford’s lawyer wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary on Monday, “Neither Dr. Blasey Ford nor Judge Kavanaugh is on trial. The goal should be to develop the relevant facts, not try a case.”
When asked Tuesday afternoon by reporters if Ford will actually show up Sen. Feinstein, who has been at the center of the accusation since it broke, said, “I have no way of knowing.”
NEW: Sen. Feinstein, D-Ca, just told me “I have no way of knowing” if Dr. Ford is actually going to show up to Kavanaugh hearing Thursday – if outside counsel is asking the questions
— Peter Doocy (@pdoocy) September 25, 2018
Feinstein sat on the Ford allegations for months as Kavanaugh was questioned by the committee. Feinstein went public with the accusations on the even of Kavanaugh’s nomination vote.