Senator Chuck Grassley has demanded that Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys hand over notes from her 2012 therapy sessions in which she claimed to have discussed her alleged sexual assault decades ago.
The senator said it was “not justified” any longer for Christine Blasey Ford to cite privacy and medical privilege given that she has relied on them extensively as a kind of corroborating evidence to implicate Kavanaugh.
On Thursday, Ford claimed she could not definitively say whether she had shared those notes with The Washington Post approximately two months ago, as opposed to describing them abstractly. WAPO wrote that it had reviewed a “portion” of Ford’s notes.
Additionally, Senator Chuck Grassley requested copies of communications between Ford and the media describing her allegations, saying that the legal team’s failure to provide Christine Ford’s full correspondence with The Washington Post suggested a “lack of candor.”
In a separate letter to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, who also sits on the Judiciary Committee, Grassley wrote, “The accuser freely admits to having no evidence whatsoever that Judge Kavanaugh even attended this party. … We’ve reached a new level of absurdity with this allegation.”
The scathing letters come as the FBI may wrap up its investigation into misconduct accusations against Kavanaugh as soon as late Wednesday, potentially clearing the way for a final Senate vote on his confirmation within days.