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PoliticsVirginia Lt. Gov.'s accuser willing to testify at impeachment hearings: lawyers

07:15  10 february  2019
07:15  10 february  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Virginia lt. gov. retains Kavanaugh's lawyers. His accuser hires Christine Blasey Ford's.

Virginia lt. gov. retains Kavanaugh's lawyers. His accuser hires Christine Blasey Ford's. The two law firms that represented Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford are involved in another high-profile sexual assault accusation -- this time in Virginia. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The law firm that represented Kavanaugh during his contentious confirmation hearings last fall is representing embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax as he defends himself against allegations of sexual assault.

Justin was elected Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia on November 7, 2017. Justin is only the second African-American in history He currently works as a Litigation Partner in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. offices of the international law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP.

The impeachment of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was initiated in December 1998 by the House of Representatives and led to a trial in the Senate on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice.

Virginia Lt. Gov.'s accuser willing to testify at impeachment hearings: lawyers© Getty Virginia Lt. Gov.'s accuser willing to testify at impeachment hearings: lawyers Lawyers representing a college professor who alleged Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) sexually assaulted her say their client is willing to testify at impeachment proceedings or to cooperate with law enforcement in an investigation of her claims.

In a statement Saturday night, attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks write that Vanessa Tyson is "fully prepared" to testify under oath on her claim that Fairfax assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

"In response to two credible claims of sexual assault, by women with no connection to one another, Lt. Governor Fairfax has claimed that the women lied about what he insists were

Virginia delegate plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax

Virginia delegate plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax Virginia delegate Patrick Hope has outlined his plans to offer up articles of impeachment against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. In an email to his House Democratic colleagues, Hope says he plans to file a resolution first thing Monday morning that lists the reasons he believes that Fairfax's conduct warrants removal from office. The embattled lieutenant governor of Virginia was accused by two women of sexual assault, including rape by one of the women. Fairfax released a statement on Saturday acknowledging both interactions with the women, but said both instances were consensual.

The House Judiciary Committee on Friday announced plans for two hearings over the next several Koskinen has been “invited” to testify on May 24th at the start of the hearing process. Maybe the impeachment will be enough to force Koskinen to retire, or perhaps even the threat of impeachment

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consensual sexual encounters and has baselessly and callously attempted to discredit these women," Katz and Banks write.

"We are confident that once the Virginia legislature hears Dr. Tyson's harrowing account of this sexual assault, the testimony of many corroborating witnesses, and evidence of his attempts to mislead the public about The Washington Post's decision not to run a story in 2018, it will conclude that he lacks the character, fitness and credibility to serve in any capacity," they continue.

The statement from Tyson's attorneys come as multiple prominent Democrats including top 2020 presidential contenders such as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have called for Fairfax's resignation following a second woman's allegations of rape against Fairfax that became public this week.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax could face articles of impeachment Monday

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax could face articles of impeachment Monday The second accusation of sexual assault against Fairfax has prompted one lawmaker to threaten impeachment proceedings against the lieutenant governor.

Impeachment in the United States is the process by which the lower house of a legislature brings charges against a civil officer of government for crimes alleged to have been committed, analogous to the bringing of an indictment by a grand jury.

John Minor Botts, of Virginia introduced a resolution that charged "John Tyler, Vice President acting as President" with In 1922, there the House Judiciary committee held hearings on whether to impeach Attorney General Harry Daugherty. "IRS Commissioner Won't Testify at Impeachment Hearing ".

A Democratic member of Virginia's House of Delegates said Friday that the legislature plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax unless he steps down. The allegations against the lieutenant governor come as Virginia's governor, Ralph Northam (D), and Attorney General Mark Herring (D) face their own scandals over admissions of past use of blackface.

"On Monday, I will be introducing articles of impeachment for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax if he has not resigned before then," Del. Patrick Hope (D) wrote on Twitter.

Fairfax was also removed from his post as chairman of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association (DLGA) on Friday following the second accusation against him.

Dem congressman told by accuser a year ago that Fairfax had '#MeToo allegation,' sources say.
Rep. Bobby Scott's aides say he didn't learn of the full extent of Vanessa Tyson's allegations until this week.

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