Senate Hearing on Accusations Against Kavanaugh in Doubt

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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said the FBI should investigate her claims as a "first step" before she testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee.

However, Ford said she told no one about the alleged attack until a therapy session in 2012 with her husband.

"I can't say that it did or didn't", Miranda said. "I can't say that it did or didn't". "This incident did happen".

Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, alleges that Kavanaugh held her down and tried to remove her clothes at a party when they were both in high school.

Trump, who has repeatedly brushed off allegations of his own sexual misconduct, has so far stood by the judge and on Tuesday he again called him "outstanding".

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) told a local radio station that her office has been inundated by angry and threatening calls and voicemails about her upcoming vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Hill report. "I had no idea that I would now have to go to the specifics and defend it before 50 cable channels and have my face spread all over MSNBC and Twitter".

Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama said Wednesday that "it's unreasonable" for the Senate Judiciary Committee to "force her hand without doing the appropriate investigation".

CBS' Julie Chen leaves daytime's 'The Talk' in taped message
She publicly supported Moonves after a first round of accusations last month, saying he was a "decent and moral human being". Chen called the trio "The Three Musketeers" in her goodbye message, played at the end of Tuesday's episode.

The other, whose subject line reads, "Hi, Ashley", said she should tell her husband to "put a bullet in his ... skull". 2018 8:01PMWITH A LAST MINUTE accusation of attempted sexual assault made by a woman he may or may not have known in high school, the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has blown up into the most important #MeToo story of the year.

The Iowa Republican senator plans a hearing on Monday for testimony from Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford, if she appears. Ford said Judge was at the party when the assault occurred. But as the claims force new hearings on Kavanaugh, the Senate Judiciary Committee's Republicans - men, all of them - may have more to lose. Ford says the investigation should happen before a Monday hearing at which she and Kavanaugh are invited to testify.

While Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing took place two weeks back, things were certainly thrown for a loop on Thursday when Sen. They fear that without a shared set of facts, Republicans would simply move quickly after the testimony to confirm Kavanaugh. Ford and Democrats want the FBI to investigate her allegations Kavanaugh assaulted her three decades ago, but Republicans are refusing.

"McCaskill is the first of five undecided Senate Democrats in competitive re-election races to come out against Kavanaugh". At this point, though, that has not happened and is unlikely to.

Trump Jr. wrote: "Oh boy. the Dems and their usual nonsense games really have him on the ropes now". "For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect", they wrote.

Moderate GOP Sen. Susan Collins of ME, who's had her share of clashes with Trump, said she hoped Ford would reconsider a decision not to testify and "it's not fair to Judge Kavanaugh" if she refuses.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA posted a video on her Twitter feed of a speech Kavanaugh gave in 2015 in which he recalls his life with three friends at Georgetown Preparatory School.