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Hillary Clinton has called for an FBI investigation into Christine Blasey Ford's claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were both in high school.
'It would be very easy for the FBI to go back and finish the background investigation, to investigate these charges,' she told Late Show host Stephen Colbert in an appearance on Friday night. 'That's what is a fair request, for due process to be asked for.'
FBI - Jurisdiction - Ford - Claim - Kavanaugh
The FBI has said it lacks jurisdiction to investigate Ford's claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in a suburban Maryland home in the early 1980s, unless the White House requests the probe as an extension of the nominee's background check.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Clinton accused Senate Republicans of trying to 'rush' the nomination process - while many Republicans have accused Senate Democrats of doing everything possible to stall the vote until after the midterms.
Through - Charge - Clinton
'They want to push this through and along comes another potential charge that has to be investigated,' said Clinton.
'And they've done everything they can to try to ignore it, to undermine it as opposed to saying 'we are stewards of the public trust.''
Judiciary - Committee - Chairman - Chuck - Grassley
Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, has engaged in extensive negotiations with Ford...
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