Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser to Testify at Hearing, Date To Be Set

"It's also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of effect happened to her. Dr. Ford, of course, will never forget this gathering because of what happened to her there".

"Its sole goal is to bully Dr. Ford and deprive her of the ability to make a considered decision that has life-altering implications for her and her family", Katz said in the letter. "When an adult read it, she accused me of having sex with an adult man", she added.

We should start with a recent update to the on again, off again plans for Christine Blasey Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

'Dr. Ford believes it is important for senators to hear directly from her about the sexual assault committed against her. Other terms of the public hearing will be negotiated Sunday.

Ford agreed that she will testify after Kavanaugh, rather than going first, as she had preferred, according to a source familiar with the talks, but was unauthorized to discuss the talks publicly and was granted anonymity.

Ford alleges Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party when they were teens. Judge wrote a book in which he described a culture of heavy drinking during his younger years; Ford has said both he and Kavanaugh were "stumbling drunk" when the assault took place.

Ford said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party 36 years ago, pinning her down and trying to take off her clothes, when she was 15 and he was 17.

In backing away from deadlines and demands, Grassley underscored the sensitivity with which Senate Republicans have tried handling Ford.

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"It really speaks to her credibility at this moment". Through her lawyers she continues to refuse to testify, calling attempts to hear her side of the story under oath "bullying", and drawing out negotiations.

The hearing will center on Ford's allegation that Kavanaugh forced himself on her in an "attempted rape" at a party in high school.

Judge refuted Ford's claim in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, writing "I have no memory of this alleged incident". Kavanaugh and his wife also had received threats, a senior White House official said. President Trump also challenged the credibility of the allegations, asking on Twitter, "Why didn't someone call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 36 years ago".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to instruct the FBI to investigate Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which Trump has so far refused to do.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Sept. 4, 2018 in Washington.

Pence tells a gathering of evangelical activists in Washington that the appeals court judge's record and career deserve "the respect of every member of the United States Senate".

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin said Ford hasn't been treated fairly by Republicans, noting that Sen. Pence says he believes Kavanaugh will soon join the high court. "It's also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of outcome happened to her. Dr. Ford, of course, will never forget this gathering because of what happened to her there". At 6:30 they gave her a 10 p.m. deadline.

Support for Kavanaugh's nomination in the Senate has fallen largely on party lines, with his confirmation ultimately in the hands of a small number of swing-vote senators.

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