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Napolitano: Judiciary Committee Can Subpoena Kavanaugh Accuser

Napolitano: Judiciary Committee Can Subpoena Kavanaugh Accuser
Andrew Napolitano. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
 

By    |   Thursday, 20 September 2018 03:55 PM

If Christine Blasey Ford won't willingly testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations of sexual abuse against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans on the committee can always subpoena her, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday.

"In the real world, if she didn't show up, if she didn't articulate her allegations against him, there would be no obligation on his part to respond," Napolitano, the senior judicial analyst for Fox News, told "Fox and Friends."

"Now, he is dying to say 'I don't know what she is accusing me of. I wasn't there it didn't happen.' But it is dangerous to deny before -- particularly under oath before the allegation is made."

Napolitano said he'd suggest that Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley subpoena her, and then she would have to come to speak to the committee.

"She decided to go to the press, maybe reluctantly," said Napolitano. "She voluntarily spoke to The Washington Post."

In an email obtained by The New York Times on Thursday, Ford's attorney, Debra Katz, said her client is willing to testify if certain conditions are met.

“As you are aware, she has 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 said. “She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”

Napolitano said that lawmakers subpoena Ford, her husband, and her therapist's notes from a 2012 session where she says she detailed the alleged incident, they can interrogate them about the allegations.

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If Christine Blasey Ford won't willingly testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations of sexual abuse against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans on the committee can always subpoena her, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday.
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