Big Problems with Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony at the Kavanaugh Hearings | Trending

Big Problems with Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony at the Kavanaugh Hearings | Trending

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a longtime committee member, said he thinks Kavanaugh will get confirmed by a party-line vote.

Ford began her testimony by describing the anxiety accompanying her appearance before the committee.

Julie Swetnick said in a statement released by her lawyer that the events took place at parties she attended while a high school student in suburban Maryland. Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who was detained by Republicans on the committee to question Ford, would later tell Ford that she was "struck" by the fact that Ford appeared "terrified".

Testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ford said Kavanaugh attacked her when they were at a high school gathering in the summer of 1982.

- Jacob Shamsian (@JayShams) September 27, 2018Republicans are now spending minutes on whether Ford was offered the chance to talk to committee staff in California versus having to come back to DC.

Asked by Hirono if there was any "political motivation" for her to come forward, Ford said "no" there was not.

He strongly denied Ford's allegation, but said he believed she had been the victim of a sexual assault.

Mr Blumenthal also hit out at Trump for failing to authorise an FBI investigation into Blasey Ford's allegations. This was an extremely hard thing for me to do, but I felt I couldn't not do it'.

"There is no question that Judge Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and in a different political environment, he would be confirmed overwhelmingly", Sen.

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Kavanaugh said his life has been changed forever because of these allegations and how they were handled by the committee. Staffers in offices and cafeterias watched spellbound for hours.

"You have replaced "advice and consent" with "search and destroy, '" he said, referring to the Constitution's charge to senators" duties in confirming high officials. Echoing Ford, he said he was "100 percent certain" he did not commit the assault.

Less than two weeks later, on September 12, Feinstein turned over the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Over the past few days, other false and uncorroborated accusations have been aired.

Ford told the Senate on Thursday that she still does not know who leaked the letter, indicating that she did not give approval for Feinstein or Eshoo to release it. "Investigate", he said. "And make sure you're doing it for the right reasons".

She agreed to an interview with the Washington Post, which she had first contacted in July, which was published on September 16. "I was underneath one of them while the two laughed". In Kavanaugh's testimony, he also said he was "100%" sure he did not sexual assault anyone.

Ford claimed she went upstairs to use the bathroom when she was grabbed from behind and shoved onto a bed in a nearby bedroom.

Both Kavanaugh and Ford testified under sworn oath. His accuser described him "grinding into me", covering her mouth when she tried to scream and fearing that he "was accidentally going to kill me". But he says he's not the one who attacked her.

White House officials believe Kavanaugh's passionate denials of Ford's claims, including the judge's tearful description of the impact the accusations had on his family, met the challenge.

It has become something of a cliche to say that the United States has become increasingly tribal in the era of President Donald Trump, with each side in its own corner, believing what it chooses to believe and looking for reinforcement in the media and politics.

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