Feminist lawyer Gloria Allred refused to deny that her client Beverly Nelson’s “Roy Moore” signature in her high school yearbook is NOT a fabrication. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer grilled Allred on the matter Wednesday.
“Well, all I’m saying is, we will permit an independent examiner of the writing…We will allow all of this to be asked and answered at the hearing,” Allred said.
“But that’s not a flat denial, Gloria,” Blitzer said.
“Well, all I’m saying is, we’re not denying, we’re not admitting, we’re not addressing,” Allred said. “We will not be distracted.”
Blitzer asked why Allred needed a Senate hearing and would not just permit an independent handwriting expert to take a look.
“Well, uh, all I can say is we want it done in a professional setting to the extent possible, that’s the only setting in which people can testify under oath,” Allred said.
Blitzer asked if Allred’s client would take a lie-detector test, but she refused, pushing for a Senate hearing.
Allred pushed only for a Senate hearing.
“The time has come for Roy Moore to announce whether he is willing to be examined under oath,” Allred said, pressuring the Republican candidate to testify in front of the Senate about the women’s allegations and the disputed signature in the high-school yearbook.
“If the Senate doesn’t do it, are you still prepared to let outside experts, observers look at the handwriting in that yearbook?” Blitzer asked.
“We think this should be done in, you know, a professional setting,” Allred said. “And this is what we have proposed. And we’re not going to be distracted.”
Allred said that an independent handwriting expert being brought on would be “reasonable,” but only if Moore is willing to testify in the Senate.
Young Nelson presented an entry in a high school yearbook as collaborating evidence for her account, a signed note she said was written and signed by Moore.
In this photo is the entry and Moore’s recent signature from a fundraising email sent in late October.
Are they written by the same man?
Judge Moore explained the handwriting discrepancy in his open letter Wednesday to Sean Hannity:
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 15, 2017