Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in US Senate

At a midterms campaign rally in Las Vegas late on Thursday Trump told the crowd that he fully backs Kavanaugh

Blasey Ford has been reluctant to testify since she came forward on Sunday with her bombshell allegation, which threatened to derail the nomination of Kavanaugh, who would deliver a momentous conservative shift to the powerful high court.

"Hopefully he can keep it together until Monday", the White House official told Axios - ostensibly referring to the date Republicans want Ford to testify about her accusations "That's only, like, another 48 hours right?"

"If the White House were to ask the FBI to reopen its file and go conduct the investigation, the FBI could do that", he said.

"Someone who is lying does not ask the FBI to investigate their claims", Sen. Grassley wrote in a Wednesday letter to Democrats on the Judiciary Committee that the FBI investigated Hill's accusations against Thomas when they were still not public. Ford has demanded that the hearing be scheduled for Thursday, which the source said is still among the things under negotiation.

"He's sailing to confirmation, but maybe not - there's a problem here - she needs to be heard, and the Republican said let's hear from her", he added.

The California congresswoman who met with the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago says the accuser "should not be underestimated".

Trump, steering clear of criticizing Ford on the advice of aides, predicted Kavanaugh will ultimately be confirmed.


She doesn't want Kavanaugh to be in the room when she is.

"Her strong preference continues to be for the Senate Judiciary Committee to allow for a full investigation prior to her testimony", the letter said. Ford wrote that Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom along with another male companion. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said alongside Gillibrand on Thursday. But here's what I want to tell you: "in the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court", to which the crowd erupted in thunderous applause. "You have to ask yourself why". A flood of anti-Kavanaugh protesters also descended on Capitol Hill Thursday while more Senate offices reported receiving threats related to the nomination.

Yesterday Ford, through her lawyers, offered to appear next week - after a days-long standoff with committee Chairman Sen.

"The woman should be given the benefit of the doubt and not be, you know, abused again by the system", former Vice President Joe Biden told NBC's "Today" show in comments broadcast Friday. Ford initially sent the top Democrat on the panel, Sen. Kavanaugh has said that he is also willing to testify again in front of the committee.

The biggest political story of this year's elections may end up being that we all underestimated just how deeply alienated the female electorate might grow from President Trump - and, possibly, the Republican Party as well.

Haunting every politician is the memory of the 1991 confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas, in which an all-male Senate panel hammered Anita Hill on her allegations of sexual harassment.

Republicans, meanwhile, want to confirm Kavanaugh.

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