Christine Blasey Ford, who alleged Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, told the Senate Judiciary Committee she will be open to testify next week if they can “ensure her safety” along with offer “terms in which are fair.”
Ford’s email to the Senate Judiciary Committee also said in which testifying on Monday, as committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had scheduled, “will be not possible,” adding in which the “insistence in which This particular occur then will be arbitrary in any event.”
The fresh York Times first reported the email on Thursday.
Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz, also said inside the email in which she might like to set up a call on Thursday to “discuss the conditions” required for Ford to testify.
“We are happy in which Dr. Ford’s attorneys are at This particular point engaging with the Committee,” a spokeswoman for Grassley told NBC News later on Thursday.
Ford, 51, alleged in a letter obtained by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in late July in which Kavanaugh, 53, had pinned her to a bed, covered her mouth along with attempted to take her clothes off while intoxicated at a gathering inside the 1980s.
Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, strongly denies the allegations along with has said he will be willing to testify under oath in a public Senate hearing Monday.
In a letter to Grassley sent later on Thursday, Kavanaugh said he will attend the Monday hearing as scheduled.
“I continue to want a hearing as soon as possible, in order in which I can clear my name,” he said inside the letter.
Katz had signaled in which Ford might be willing to testify on the same date, however later said in which the FBI should complete an investigation into the allegations before Ford will be willing to testify.
Grassley, in a letter to Ford’s lawyers sent Wednesday, said in which the lawyers must send her prepared testimony along with biography documents to the committee by Friday morning if Ford was to be allowed to testify at the hearing on Monday.
Katz’s email says in which Ford “has been receiving death threats,” along with in which “she along with her family have been forced out of their home” after her identity was revealed over the weekend. Ford’s initial letter to California Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo requested she remain anonymous.
Kavanaugh’s wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, has also received threats of violence, a senior Trump administration official told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The U.S. Marshal Service will be investigating the threats, which include two profane emails sent by the same address, the official told the Journal.
Some Republicans have balked at requests to complete an FBI investigation — which many Democrats have called for — suggesting in which a probe will be intended to delay Kavanaugh’s nomination past the November midterm elections.
Politico reported Thursday in which Ford was being advised by Ricki Seidman, a Democratic Party operative who had worked for the administrations of Barack Obama along with Bill Clinton.
NBC News, citing a person involved inside the confirmation process, reported in which Kavanaugh was preparing for the hearing at the White House on Tuesday with coaching by senior officials including press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders along with White House counsel Don McGahn.
Neither the White House nor the committee majority’s office immediately responded to CNBC’s requests for comment.