Trump says he wants to hear from Kavanaugh accuser

20 September, 2018, 01:16 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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Hyde-Smith questioned the timing of the revelation by Sen. "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone", Kavanaugh said in a statement issued by the White House.

"The Committee should have the completed report before any hearing occurs and we ask that you take immediate steps to make sure that we have the FBI's report before we proceed", the senators wrote. But I can only say this: He is such an outstanding man. "I'm not concerned about tanking the nomination", he said.

Oddly, it remained unclear whether Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who set off the controversy over Trump's nominee, would appear at Monday's Judiciary Committee hearing. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations and Ford came forward publicly over the weekend.

But he also dismissed the idea that the FBI should investigate the incident, something Blasey Ford had called for before she testifies.

The confirmation fight comes just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats seek to win control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans.

Speaking to reporters as he left the White House for a trip to visit flood damage in North Carolina, Trump said he "really wants to see" Christine Blasey Ford testify on Monday.

"I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you, I feel so badly for him", said Trump, who has himself faced numerous accusations of sexual harassment that he's denied.

"If she shows up, that would be wonderful", Trump said. "If she doesn't show up, that would be unfortunate", he added.

Democrats said they wanted more time for the FBI to investigate - and more witnesses besides Kavanaugh and Ford, hoping to avoid what would turn into merely a "he said, she said" moment.

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont echoed Blumenthal's comments in an interview with NPR, admitting an investigation may take a couple of weeks.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accused Democrats of using their calls for an FBI investigation as a ploy.

But in a letter to the Judiciary panel, Judge said he did not remember the party or the claimed incident.


Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, did or didn't do in high school.

Guerry also sought on Wednesday to offer a different picture of the woman who was a girlhood friend saying that she is "strong" and "is holding up as well as can be expected given the circumstances".

According to the Washington Post, Ford, who had also contacted the newspaper in July, made a decision to go public after it became clear people were learning her identity. She's faced death threats, according to her attorneys, and her family has been forced to move out of their home. "The FBI does not do that when there is no federal crime being alleged".

It was not clear where and when Ford had identified Smyth as being present at the party. The Senate must confirm nominees to lifetime posts on the Supreme Court. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. "This is a situation that is stacked". "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing".

In a tweet Tuesday night, Trump wrote: "The Supreme Court is one of the main reasons I got elected as President. I hope Republican voters, and others, are watching, and studying, the Democrats Playbook".

"No one believes you", read one message Ford received, a source close to her told the newspaper.

Earlier on Monday, Republican leaders displayed no willingness to delay a Judiciary panel vote that Grassley had planned for this Thursday to advance the nomination. McConnell expressed confidence that Kavanaugh would be confirmed: "I'm not concerned about tanking the nomination". With Ford's demands for an Federal Bureau of Investigation intervention and refusal to talk to the committee, Collins seems to be looking elsewhere for evidence of falsehood.

If the Monday hearing happens, Ford's claims and character will be on trial whether or not she's physically there. "The invitation for Monday (Sept. 24) still stands".

Democrats warned that anything less than a full investigation and fair hearing would haunt the GOP.

"They also knew that Judge Kavanaugh's reputation would be forever tarnished by this allegation, even if it proved to be false".

"Honestly, I feel terribly for him", Trump said of Kavanaugh, "for his wife, who is an incredible, lovely woman, and for his handsome, young daughters". "Much to my surprise", Collins told WVOM's radio hosts, "she's turning down all three options".

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