Bongino on Kavanaugh: Accuser's Lawyer Demanding Things 'No One Will Agree To'
Says it's 'absurd' to ask Kavanaugh to testify first.
Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino said Friday that Christine Blasey Ford's attorney is putting forth demands "no one will agree to" in exchange for her client testifying before the Senate.
Ford has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when both were in high school in Maryland.
Attorney Debra Katz is demanding that the hearing not be held Monday as scheduled. She has proposed that Kavanaugh testify first and that Ford not testify until an FBI background investigation into the allegation is completed.
"They're putting it there so no one will agree to that," Bongino said of most of Katz's demands.
He said he is not downplaying the allegations, but dismissed the viability of Kavanaugh testifying first.
"He has to hear what the charges are," he said, adding that even Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have not seen the letter detailing the allegations that Ford sent to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
"The FBI demand is outrageous," he added.
Bongino said that during his time in the USSS, he conducted background investigations of the sort that the FBI executes.
He said that the FBI does not investigate culpability but only criminal history and character. Bongino suggested that would be more of a case for local authorities in Montgomery County, Md.
Bongino also reacted to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a former Providence prosecutor, saying that once "Democrats get gavels" after they win in November, they will investigate Kavanaugh further.
"You can't ignore a victim's claim that something happened," Whitehouse said.
Watch the full discussion above.