• News
  • World Media

I Want Both the Nominee, His Accuser to Testify Under Oath

I Want Both the Nominee, His Accuser to Testify Under Oath

But in an election that's shaping up to be a referendum on Trump, the president and his party already were facing a headwind of opposition from women. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a Judiciary Committee member who has clashed bitterly with Trump and is retiring from the Senate.

Kavanaugh, meanwhile, was seen arriving at the White House late Monday morning.

An official working closely with his team described Kavanaugh as "shaken, but focused", with the conversation revolving around "defending his integrity".

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is again denying a woman's allegation he sexually assaulted her at a party three decades ago.

Dr Ford, 51, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, said: "I thought he might inadvertently kill me". In both cases, the allegations became public only after the nominees went through their initial confirmation hearings. Kavanaugh came to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned. "We need to delay the vote", Leahy said.

At the White House, Trump said he's open to a delay in order to keep the process going and eventually confirm Kavanaugh. He is an outstanding intellect and outstanding judge respected by everybody.

Mr. Judge has said the incident never happened.

Kavanaugh denies the allegation and has said he would be willing to testify about Ford's allegations.

While she initially sought to keep her allegation confidential, Ford said she opted to go public once the allegation emerged in the public eye and reporters began pursuing her.

Sources told CNN that Kavanaugh has hired attorney Beth Wilkinson to represent him. Her campaign did not immediately return a message seeking comment Monday.

The Senate Judiciary Committee as of Monday morning had not changed its plan for a Thursday vote on whether to recommend Kavanaugh and forward his nomination to the full Senate.

At the White House, President Trump said he wishes Democrats would not have waited to release the information.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement early Monday afternoon that Ford "deserves to be heard" but stopped short of committing to a public airing that would likely force a delay of a planned committee vote on Thursday.

Despite that, Napolitano said, in the "post-Clarence Thomas era" of Supreme Court hearings, both Ford and Kavanaugh will be asked to testify under oath. "And given the political environment, and given how the nomination process was rolling along, she made the calculation that she did not want to come forward publicly".

"I don't know enough about Dr Ford and her allegations yet" to reach a conclusion, Collins said. The letter's contents leaked last week and Ford identified herself in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday.

The president's eldest son also posted an image of an apparently fake note that looked like it was written by a child, joking that it was a letter making allegations about Kavanaugh. Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat, cited the allegations' "enormity and seriousness" and said the Federal Bureau of Investigation should do the interviewing and let the committee decide whether to seek additional information.

After the meeting, Eshoo said Ford wrote and addressed a letter to Feinstein.

Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.

"I really think it. So she has a great deal of credibility". Ford said she managed to escape when Judge jumped on top of them.

In a statement, Sen. "Feinstein did everything to protect the privacy of our mutual constituent".

Debra S. Katz, Ford's attorney, said the accuser was ready to testify publicly to the Judiciary panel but said senators hadn't contacted her about how that might occur. She says that a small group of students were drinking at a home in suburban Maryland, and that Kavanaugh and a friend, Mark Judge, were heavily intoxicated.

Katz declined to tell NBC whether her client believes Kavanaugh's nomination should be withdrawn from consideration.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment

Latest News

Breaking News


Where Did Christine Blasey Ford Go to High School?

Republicans want to stay on track - aiming for a confirmation vote before October 1, when the court begins its new term. Still, Conway and other Republicans are going out of their way to say they want Ford and Kavanaugh to be heard.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp defends PSG's Neymar over diving controversy

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists last season's devastating Champions League final defeat did the club no harm at all. PSG's threat to Liverpool is obvious as the Anfield club returns to the Champions League for...

Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding

The death toll rose to at least 16 in North and SC , where roads were treacherous and even the most stately trees were falling. In this image from video, a resident holds a cat rescued by boat in floodwaters in Jacksonville, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

NTSB sending ‘go-team’ to investigate Merrimack Valley gas emergency

Guilfoil said six people in Andover were taken to hospitals by paramedics as a precaution because they had preexisting conditions. Massachusetts State Police said a total of 70 fires, explosions or investigations of gas odour had been reported .

Djokovic wins third US Open, equals Sampras on 14 Grand Slams

The US Open Men's singles final will be shown LIVE on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD at around 1.30 am IST. The effort took its toll on a suddenly weary-looking Del Potro as a 95-minute set was claimed by Djokovic in the tiebreak.

Five people found dead in Australian city of Perth

Maria Manfredini, who lives at the property behind where the incident occurred, said she was shocked by the tragedy. Just two months ago, an Ellenbrook mother and her two children were also found dead inside their suburban home.

Ariana Grande Shares Photo of Mac Miller After His Death

In a statement about her breakup with Miller, Grande said there were times when the "toxic relationship" took its toll. Ariana Grande is remembering Mac Miller . 'There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time'.

'Don't touch me': Marco Rubio and Alex Jones clash

Jones, who was deplatformed by Apple, Facebook and YouTube in an apparently coordinated action by big tech, got in Rubio's face. Rubio warned, "You're not gonna get arrested". "You are a little gangster thug", he shouted. "I didn't say that", Rubio said.

Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues

After more questions from senators on Thursday, the hearing is set to wrap up on Friday with testimony from outside witnesses. Defying rules of the Senate and in protest of the confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh , New Jersey Democrat, Sen.

Justice Department looks into social media firms over free speech

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 campaign with the aim of tilting the election in Trump's favor, a finding that Moscow has denied.