Brett Kavanaugh, accuser Christine Blasey Ford, to appear before judiciary committee

Senate Judiciary to probe Kavanaugh accusation in public hearing

"I'd like everybody to be very happy", he added. A Republican not on the committee, Sen.

Kavanaugh has since issued a statement saying "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation". Ford's attorney, Debra Katz, said Monday morning on cable television that her client was willing to do so as well.

He has since publicly apologized to Hill, saying previous year that he was "so sorry that she had to go through what she went through".

"We're living in a different time than 27 years ago" during the Thomas hearings, said Patti Solis Doyle, who served as Biden's campaign chief of staff in 2008, when he was the vice presidential nominee.

Leahy dismissed Republican complaints that the information was coming to light near the end of the confirmation process, arguing that they had rushed the process and failed to turn over records of Kavanaugh's government service.

A draft of the letter, written by alumnae of Ford's alma mater, the prestigious all-girls Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, reads, "We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story".

In the alleged assault, Ford claimed that Kavanaugh held her down on a bed in a locked room while he covered her mouth and tried to force himself on her. Mark Judge, a classmate of Kavanaugh's who Ford says was in the room when the attack happened, strongly denied witnessing at attempted assault.

"Anybody who comes forward at this point to be prepared to testify in the United States Senate against someone who's being nominated to one of the most powerful positions in the United States government, that takes an extraordinary amount of courage", said Harris.

Mr Kavanaugh, 53, has released a statement calling the allegation against him "completely false".

With Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation still in the balance, Republicans on the hill and in Trump's White House are scurrying to try to discredit Ford's story the best they can.

India to merge three state-owned banks
He said the NPA curve was now taking a turn and the time was opportune to go ahead with consolidation of banks. This is the fourth major restructuring in the financial sector initiated by the Narendra Modi government.

"We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983", the women wrote in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee members Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone".

Ford said Kavanaugh and a friend - both "stumbling drunk" - corralled her in a bedroom when she was around 15 and Kavanaugh was around 17.

Graham said that the attempt to stop Kavanaugh in this way is "part of a pattern".

The federal circuit judge declared he had "never done anything like what the accuser describes". Now [Feinstein has] talked to [Blasey Ford] and got her to agree to come forward publicly.

"It was that women were looking to the Senate Judiciary Committee and his leadership to really open the way to have these kinds of hearings", Hill said.

"I thought he might inadvertently kill me", she was quoted as saying in the newspaper.

Seeing an opening, some Democrats are surely wondering if they can delay votes on Kavanaugh's nomination at least until after the midterm elections.

The testimonies "would be added to the very considerable mountain of evidence and considerations that folks will have when they weigh whether or not to vote for judge Kavanaugh to be on the Supreme Court".

All of the Democrats on the judiciary committee sent a letter to Grassley earlier in the day asking to delay the hearing until the FBI conducted a thorough investigation.

"A lot more people believe the right thing is to believe a woman's charges, especially when a woman is willing to go public", says Jim Manley, former spokesman for retired Sen.

Related News:

  • Dozens Missing in Philippines After Landslide Triggered by Mangkhut

    Dozens Missing in Philippines After Landslide Triggered by Mangkhut

    That warning followed Mangkhut's devastating march through the northern Philippines on Saturday with sustained winds of 205 km/h. About 63,000 people have been affected, and the damage has not yet been fully assessed as numerous worst-hit areas are rural.

    The Woman Accusing Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault

    If chosen for the lifetime appointment, Mr Kavanaugh would be expected to tilt the court's balance to the right. It was not clear if the Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee would reopen hearings.
    Florence causes near-record rain totals, river flooding in NC

    Florence causes near-record rain totals, river flooding in NC

    The risk is growing as well in the mountains, where rains could lead to risky landslides", he said. North Carolina governor Roy Cooper said: "All roads in the state right now are at risk of floods.
  • Captain Marvel: first trailer for female-led superhero movie launched

    Captain Marvel: first trailer for female-led superhero movie launched

    In the clip, Danvers says she doesn't remember her life before gaining her Captain Marvel powers. "But I can't tell if it's real". The star-studded cast also includes Gemma Chan debuting her character Minn-Erva and Annette Bening in an undisclosed role.
    Roseanne Barr Spoils Her Character's 'Cynical, Horrible' Fate on The Conners

    Roseanne Barr Spoils Her Character's 'Cynical, Horrible' Fate on The Conners

    Of course, Barr could be wrong, or ABC could still change the storyline before The Conners premiere on October 16. Barr later apologized, appearing to partly blame the sleep aid Ambien for the tweet .
    SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

    SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

    Tonight, Space X is planning to announce the first passenger who will fly around the moon aboard their new BFR rocket. In answer to a query about whether Musk himself would be the passenger, he tweeted an emoji of a Japanese flag.
  • Seeded Zhang Shuai reaches the semi-finals of Japan Open

    Seeded Zhang Shuai reaches the semi-finals of Japan Open

    With the scores tied at 5-5, the American played aggressively to go 6-5 up before holding her nerve to serve out the match. Top-seeded Shuai Zhang beat Zariya Dinas 6-4, 7-5 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Japan Women's Open.
    Aaron Rodgers says he didn't take any painkillers despite weird  postgame interview

    Aaron Rodgers says he didn't take any painkillers despite weird postgame interview

    Green Bay have yet to determine if Rodgers will even be able to practice at all this week ahead of their home opener. Wearing a brace could be an option, depending on how the quarterback feels later in the week.

    Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Emmys 2018 Winner - Outstanding Comedy Series

    Maisel " star was a frontrunner to win, boosted by her Golden Globe win for the role earlier in the year. Sherman-Palladino was nominated and ultimately won for the pilot episode of " The Marvelous Mrs.
  • Bears defeat Seahawks in home opener

    Bears defeat Seahawks in home opener

    And if we can do that - which, I don't think we're far off by any means - I think the margin of error is really, really small. We had that chemistry to where I was able to shift the guy inside, he gave me a flawless ball and I was able to catch it".

    Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation documents, texts from Russian Federation probe declassified

    The move was confirmed in a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. It was not immediately clear when or how the documents would be released.
    Emmy victor  pops question, ruins all future marriage proposals

    Emmy victor pops question, ruins all future marriage proposals

    His proposal also delighted fans and Twitter blew up with viewers praising him for 'raising the bar on public proposals'. Weiss dropped to one knee and presented her with his mother's ring, given her by his father 67 years ago.


Most liked

Apple Watch, AirPods excluded from next round of tariffs says new report
Trump declared on Twitter that the tariff increases he has imposed have boosted the USA economy, the world's largest. United States companies have already said they are anxious about the effect of higher costs on their businesses.

SA court legalises private cannabis use
The order does not extend to use and possession of cannabis by a child, or by an adult in public. The legislature has been given 24 months to do so.

Asia Argento threatens Rose McGowan with legal action over statement
The actress said she would be taking legal action against Rose if she didn't immediately rectify the situation. The Grindhouse actress is yet to publicly respond to the legal threat.

A-Fortress instant-base will be popping up soon in Fortnite
There's no word on when that patch will launch at the moment, but we can probably expect it early Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Introducing the Port-a-Fortress, a new consumable which creates a massive fortress to defend against and repel enemies.

Apple scrubs most references to AirPower from its website
Interference from the multitude of charging coils also makes inter-device communication of charging levels spotty. If Apple had never announced AirPower, one might mistake this charging pad for a generic artist's interpretation.

White House is Planning an Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford
His accuser - California professor Christine Blasey Ford - is credible. "If the committee is to hear from Ms. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) said that the vote should not be held until senators hear more about the allegations.

Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US
Highway Patrol has stressed that people trying to return home should not drive around police barriers, said Cooper. There were several tornado warnings across North Carolina on Monday morning.

U.S. imposes new $200 billion tariffs on China
Beijing has warned that it would hit an additional $60 billion in American products if Trump ordered more tariffs. President Donald Trump delivering a speech in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, in November 2017.

Emmys go to North Shore’s Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein for ‘Mrs. Maisel’
Mrs Maisel is also a front-runner for best comedy series , which will be presented at the end of the three-hour awards show. Regardless of the total number of wins, the nominations alone marked a major milestone for Netflix .

Moon, Kim Prepare for 3rd Inter-Korean Summit
Cheong Wa Dae officials speak in Paju, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday before going to North Korea. The outcome of this summit is being watched closely by the US.

Elon Musk may face more than one lawsuit from British rescue diver
Unsworth is asking for $75,000 in damages and an order that would prevent Musk from making further defamatory statements. Asked about the move, Mr Unsworth said it was a " PR stunt " and the tube "had absolutely no chance of working".

Trump imposes tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods
Trump also threatened to inflict more economic pain in the form of additional tariffs if Beijing takes any retaliatory action. Yet despite months of tariff talk, the gap between what the U.S. buys from China and what it sells there continues to widen.

China braces for Typhoon after wreckage in Hong Kong
On Monday morning, shopkeepers were hosing down their stores which had been left caked in mud after the flood waters receded. Just fewer than 400 people sought medical attention during and shortly after Mangkhut passed through Hong Kong .

Australian Seattle Seahawks NFL punter Michael Dickson has Chicago Bears scared
The Chicago Bears opened the season by blowing a 17-0 lead to the Green Bay Packers and dropped the season opener 24-23. Seattle had no rushing touchdowns last week, and Chris Carson led the ground game with seven carries for 51 yards.

PM Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia tomorrow
A woman with her child visits an auction of government owned used cars at the premises of Prime Minister House in Islamabad . Five years ago, Pakistan's total debt and liabilities were Rs 16.4 trillion, the Express Tribune reported.