The lawyer for Deborah Ramirez, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct decades ago, pushed back Tuesday on a GOP assertion that she has refused to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In a series of tweets, lawyer John Clune asserted he had reached out to the panel to "schedule a call to discuss how best to bring them that information and they have refused to meet all scheduled appointments."
"We have officially requested an FBI investigation and our client remains adamant that is the appropriate venue for her to discuss her trauma."
Clune reiterated his frustration Tuesday night in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.
“We've had a number of e-mail communications with the committee so far, but the difficulty is that every time we try to set up a phone call the majority party either changes the rules of the phone call or they want additional information as a condition of even having a phone call with us," Clune said.
"We finally had a phone call scheduled for 7 [p.m.] eastern [time] this evening."
"The minority party was there. The majority party did not show," Clune said, adding: "It feels like there's a lot of game-playing that's going on right now by the majority party."
"She has stated very publicly that she's willing to be investigated and actually tell her information to the FBI," he added.
Ramirez has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her and touching her face with his genitalia at a boozy party decades ago in a dorm at Yale University. He has denied it.
Ramirez told The New Yorker she had gaps in her memory because she was drunk at the time of the alleged incident and was hesitant to definitively name Kavanaugh in her first interviews with the magazine as the man who exposed himself to her.
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