“She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” Deborah Katz, Ford’s lawyer says in an email to committee aides first reported in the New York Times and confirmed by NPR.
We’re clarifying the FBI background process and addressing the misinformation being spread by Judge Kavanaugh’s defenders.
‘We don’t know all of what was included in that Brennan dossier, but based on reporting by ABC News, we now know that in July 2016, as it was being compiled, Steele sent his dossier to an FBI contact in Rome, who passed it on to an agent in the FBI’s New York field office. It sat there until mid-September, when it was finally sent to the counterintelligence team investigating Russia at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.
In summary, we know that while the Steele dossier was languishing in the FBI’s New York field office, CIA Director John Brennan had already informed critical players in the Obama administration that Russia was not only attempting to interfere in the 2016 election, they were doing so in order to elect Donald Trump. We also know what the administration did next.’
Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate leaders that his office discovered that “at least one major technology company” has warned an unspecified number of senators and aides that their personal email accounts were “targeted by foreign government hackers.” Similar methods were employed by Russian military agents who leaked the contents of private email inboxes to influence the 2016 elections.’