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Kavanaugh And Accuser To Testify Publicly Before Senators Next Week

Kavanaugh And Accuser To Testify Publicly Before Senators Next Week

Portions of her therapist's notes, which Ford provided to the Post, do not mention Kavanaugh by name but say Ford reported being attacked by students "from an elitist boys' school" who went on to become "highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington". Kavanaugh has denied it. He told Politico, "We need to hear from her".

Other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee also called for the vote to be delayed, including Sen.

He demanded to know why Feinstein had "waited almost three months" to hand over the letter to federal authorities and why she had "politely pantomimed her way" through confirmation hearings with no mention of it.

Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh.

Even as her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee remains up in the air, Avery said he thinks Ford can handle the blazing national spotlight.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said of Ford Monday: "She should not be insulted". Since Wednesday, she has watched as that bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent, drawing a blanket denial from Kavanaugh and roiling a nomination that days ago seemed all but certain to succeed. In late July, Ford sent a letter through Eshoo's office to Feinstein. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a Judiciary Committee member who has clashed bitterly with Trump and is retiring from the Senate.

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations.

"It raises a lot of questions about Democrats' tactics and motives", the spokesman, Taylor Foy, added.

A spokesman for Grassley said Kavanaugh already went through several days of hearings and has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He says the committee's top Democrat, Sen.

A spokesman for Grassley said the allegations should have been brought up earlier. Dick Durbin, who called on the FBI to "complete a professional investigation" of what he called "serious and credible allegations". Kavanaugh has denied the accusations.

If Republicans press ahead with the nomination despite the allegation, they face a potential backlash from female voters, especially suburban women.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has long said he expected Kavanaugh's nomination to be considered by the Senate before the Supreme Court begins its next term at the beginning of October.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said the committee would hold a public hearing with Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, next Monday.

Kavanaugh's nomination has sharply divided an already closely divided Senate, with most Democrats opposing him and most Republicans supporting him.

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Asked if she wanted the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay its planned vote this week on Kavanaugh's nomination, Collins was noncommittal.

In 1991 as now, both Thomas and Kavanaugh served as judges on a prominent Washington-based USA appeals court.

Ford, now a psychology professor at California's Palo Alto University, told The Washington Post that an intoxicated Kavanaugh corralled her into a bedroom at a Maryland party when she was around 15 and he was about 17, held her down on a bed, tried to undress her and held his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.

Asked if it was possible for him to believe Ford's story and still conclude that Kavanaugh was qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, Graham said: "I'd have a hard time putting somebody on the court that I thought tried to rape somebody".

The Iowa Republican said standard procedure for late-breaking information would involve follow-up phone calls with "at least" Kavanaugh and Ford.

The woman accusing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault has now come forward.

NPR has reached out to Republican Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - both key votes on Kavanaugh's nomination in the narrowly divided Senate - but neither responded with any comment on the allegations by Ford.

"There's a lot of information we don't know and the Federal Bureau of Investigation should have the time it needs to review this new material", Feinstein tweeted. "She is now being given an opportunity to come before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions, and I really hope that she doesn't pass up that opportunity".

If the White House withdrew the nomination or Kavanaugh bowed out, the Senate would not have enough time to confirm a justice before the start of the new court session October 1, leaving it with eight justices as Anthony Kennedy has retired.

Ford said she was able to escape when Kavanaugh's friend and classmate at Georgetown Preparatory School, Mark Judge, jumped on top of all them, sending all three of them tumbling.

Making headlines in 1991 as much as Hill's sensational harassment charges was the assertion from women's rights advocates that senators failed to realize the magnitude of harassment women endure in the workplace.

Hill on Tuesday wrote an op-ed in The New York Times urging that the hearings into Ford's accusation not be rushed, and claiming the nominee to the nation's highest court "has the burden of persuasion".

The women alleging misconduct, coincidentally both professors, were reluctant to come forward with their names and full stories.

"It is critical in matters of sexual misconduct to protect the identity of the victim when they wish to remain anonymous, and the senator did so in this case".


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