Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Brett Kavanaugh: Senate sets deadline for accuser testimony

Brett Kavanaugh: Senate sets deadline for accuser testimony

The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed Kavanaugh's confirmation vote and invited both Ford and Kavanaugh to testify before the committee on Monday about Ford's allegations.

A Justice Department spokesperson said that the FBI forwarded a letter it received about Blasey Ford's allegation to the White House counsel's office under guidelines for conducting background checks, telling CNN that the allegation "does not involve any potential federal crime".

The "sham" derives, supposedly, from the fact that Ford is being asked to testify in isolation against Kavanaugh, with none of her corroborating witnesses called to speak as well. The timing, her motives as a Democrat and a lack of some key details makes her story seem sketchy.

President Donald Trump has again defended his nominee, saying it is very hard for him to imagine anything happened. That this courageous woman is receiving death threats and has been forced to flee with her family is appalling and heartbreaking.

McCaskill's position is significant given that she is running for re-election this year in a state President Donald Trump won in 2016, and Kavanaugh's supporters are targeting Democrats in red or purple states as possible "yes" votes.

Wednesday's rule, after the GOP gave Ford a chance to be heard: Christine Blasey Ford must not participate in this sham.

"She has sided with Chuck Schumer every single time - for liberals and against Missouri", he added.

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Ford, now 51, claims a 17-year-old Kavanaugh pinned her down on a bed at a party when she was 15, covered her mouth, groped her and tried to remove her clothing.

She supported that statement by citing an email sent by Kavanaugh in March 2002 to formerAssociate White House Counsel Helgard C. Walker.

The New York Times writes, that Ms. Ford believes " an investigation should be "the first step" before she is put "on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident.'" Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's classmate at the time of the alleged assault, told The New York Times, "I never saw anything like what was described".

Judge Kavanaugh, 53, has firmly denied the allegation.

Patrick J. Smyth self-identified today as one of the other boys at the party where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleges Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her. If she shows, or makes arrangements to testify behind closed doors or to committee staffers, fine. Kavanaugh denies the allegations, which would be beyond the statute of limitations under Maryland law. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who has been outspoken in her skepticism of Kavanaugh, tweeted on Wednesday that she hoped Ford would accept Grassley's invitation to testify.

A few Republicans are wavering, too, so suddenly there is no guarantee the Senate would confirm Kavanaugh if the vote were held today.

Hill's allegations against Thomas drew scorn and attack from many Republican senators - some of whom, like Sen.

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