'Very hard to imagine' anything happened between Kavanaugh and accuser

Danny Woods
September 20, 2018

"Look, if she shows up and makes a credible showing that'll be very interesting", he told reporters as he left the White House to survey flood damage in North Carolina.

"We applaud your courage in coming forward for the public good, and we will be with you as you face the inevitable backlash".

"I can't say that it did or didn't", Miranda said. Both Kavanaugh and Ford are invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing on Monday, but Ford has called for the FBI to investigate the matter before she testifies.

One of the story's authors, Ken Dilanian, described the post on MSNBC Wednesday night and said of Miranda's claim, "That may or may not be true", while signaling he supported the FBI further investigating Ford's claims.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations against him.

Ford and Democrats have said that her testimony should come after the White House directs the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look further into her allegation.

Flake is a persistent critic of President Trump and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is vetting Kavanaugh's nomination for a lifetime post on America's highest court.

The confirmation fight has unfolded just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are seeking to take control of Congress from the Republicans. "I think they missed a real big opportunity to send a powerful message".

And as Esquire's Charlies P. Pierce wrote on Wednesday, the Republicans are "not interested in a legitimate probe into what Brett Kavanaugh may have done to Christine Blasey Ford", but that are pushing the process forward to get "a quick and dirty he said-she said proceeding that they all can pretend is an actual inquiry". "If she shows up that would be wonderful".

That underscores a desire to avoid antagonising female voters at a time when the #MeToo movement has made sexual abuse a major political dynamic.

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Signalling that the GOP remained determined to move ahead, Sen.

"Before nominating an individual to a judicial or executive office, the White House directs the FBI to conduct a background investigation", Grassley wrote. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said requiring an FBI investigation of a 36 year old allegation "is not about finding the truth, but delaying the process till after the midterm elections".

The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed a vote on Kavanaugh.

This is the letter, posted on Facebook, from a woman who knew Kavanaugh, Judge and Blasey Ford and claims that the attack did happen, that "many of us heard about it in school", and that it was talked about for days afterward.

Judge Kavanaugh, 53, says the assault allegation, which dates back to his teenage years, is "completely false". "He said very clearly and unequivocally, 'This did not happen'".

Kavanaugh and Ford have been asked to testify before Congress on Monday, though it's not yet clear if that hearing will happen.

They announced their plan to protest at Arizona Republican Sen.

In his response, Grassley argued that such an investigation would fall beyond the jurisdiction of the FBI.

Ms Ford's demand has been fully backed by Democrats.

In an emotional video published to social media, stars Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, Marisa Tomei, Amber Tamblyn and more voiced their support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

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