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#15 Christine Blasey Ford hasn’t heard from FBI, lawyer says

Christine Blasey Ford , the first woman to step forward with allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh , has not heard from FBI investigators examining claims made by Ford and others, a member of her legal team said Sunday.

The attorney said neither Ford nor her lawyers have been contacted by the FBI despite multiple attempts to reach investigators since President Trump ordered the bureau to conduct a "supplemental" investigation Friday. Kavanaugh has denied ever sexually assaulting anyone.

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona called for a one-week delay on a final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court so the FBI could look into the allegations, something Democrats had been pressing for since the allegations emerged.

Mr. Trump quickly directed the FBI to conduct the probe at the request of the Senate Judiciary Committee, writing in a statement that the investigation "must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week." In a tweet Saturday, Mr. Trump wrote, "I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion."

After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court on Sept. 28,  after agreeing to a late call from Sen. Flake for a one week investigation into sexual assault allegation against the high court nominee.

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