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".
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.
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".
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.
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"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.
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Florence could have devastating impacts in Virginia, including storm surges, inland flooding, downed trees and power outages, Gov. Governors of those states have already declared states of emergency , as have the governors of Virginia and Maryland.
He added that auto was "almost certainly stolen", with a source close to the inquiry saying it had Luxembourg license plates. Before driving onto the runway the man had driven the vehicle into the glass doors of one of the airport terminals.
National Guard marched in and out of a room nearest the main entrance, their camouflage uniforms standing out in the drab room. She said 61 shelters had opened thus far, including 12 that are specially outfitted to help people with special medical needs.
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Hurricane Florence is poised to hit part of the East Coast this week, and the impact could be devastating. In Guam, Typhoon Mangkhut - a Category 4 storm - narrowly missed dealing a direct blow to the island .
One of the reasons they chose to move on was because he had reportedly broken the team's trust, a notion at which Gordon scoffed . This summer, Gordon missed a portion of Cleveland's training camp as part of his "overall health and treatment plan".
If there's one thing that can bring the MMA world together, it's a much-anticipated boxing showdown with two of the sport's best. Gennady Golovkin suffered his first ever loss, in Las Vegas , when he was edged out on points by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez .
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But her story leaked as it was reported Feinstein had the letter and was refusing to share it with her Democratic colleagues. But rumors of a letter from a woman who was harassed by Kavanaugh started circulating on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.
By state law the senator will have to be a member of the same party as the departing one, in this case the GOP . Kyl said that he "will do my best to ensure that Arizonans continue to be well-represented in the Senate".
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This photo shows what it looks like deep inside the eye of Hurricane Florence, a place of relative calm for such storms. Winds this morning reached 130 miles per hour (200 km/h) and will likely strengthen before it arrives, officials said .
In one meeting, Kelly reportedly said Trump was "an idiot", and it was "pointless to try to convince him of anything". Trump says he would have liked to speak with Woodward and he says it sounds like it will be a "negative" book.
The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and SWAT members are reportedly on hand to help clear the Fifth Third building. He added that the shooting "could have been much, much worse" if not for the immediate police response to end the threat.
Google's next big smartphone launch is expected to happen early next month, but there's been yet another " leak " ahead of time. It looks a lot like the outgoing Pixel 2 XL , which is to say a little conservative and a little boring.
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.
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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.
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 .
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.