Saturday, 20 October, 2018


Fourth Witness To Alleged Kavanaugh Assault Says It Didn't Happen

Deadline Passes, Senate Awaits Word On Christine Blasey Ford Testimony Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser may testify on sexual assault on Thursday
Bennie Garza | 23 September, 2018, 22:46

The deadline for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982, has been extended into Saturday, Sept. 22.

Grassley consented to other Ford demands, including that she be provided security and that Kavanaugh not be in the hearing room when she testifies.

Christine Blasey Ford's attorney did not actually agree to any specific terms, but she and her client got the headlines they wanted: Ford is coming to tell her story.

Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a message to embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh regarding the potential Senate hearing on the sexual harassment accusations leveled against him.

Keyser's denial, as a female classmate and Ford's last alleged witness, is the most consequential development that has occurred since Ford publicly stepped forward last Sunday and detailed her allegations to the Washington Post.

"I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr Ford was as bad as she says", Trump tweeted, "charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents". The hearing will center on Ford's allegation that Kavanaugh forced himself on her in an "attempted rape" at a party in high school. Three 15-year-old girls from Idaho penned an open letter to Ford on Change.org urging her to testify about her experience, which has so far garnered over 35,000 signatures. Yet they remained "hopeful that we can reach agreement on details".

Trump and the White House had been careful not to malign Ford after her allegations surfaced, but Trump dropped the restraint in his tweets on Friday. "When an adult read it, she accused me of having sex with an adult man", she added.

But FBI officials have said they are not looking into the matter.

Other Republicans scoffed at Ford's willingness to accept the committee's request to tell her story.

Grassley's stance reflected a desire by President Donald Trump and GOP leaders to usher the 53-year-old Kavanaugh onto the high court by the October 1 start of its new session and before the November elections, when Democrats are mounting a robust drive to grab congressional control. I hope u understand. Kavanaugh also implored the Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing the following day so he could clear himself.

On Friday, President Donald Trump deviated from his previously measured comments about Ford's allegations, saying in a series of tweets that his Supreme Court nominee is "under assault by radical left wing politicians".

'We were told no decision has been made on this important issue, even though various senators have been dismissive of her account and should have to shoulder their responsibility to ask her questions, ' the attorneys said.

Ford's team has sought guarantees of her safety because of death threats. They have become a walking advertisement for Democratic Senate candidates ("Can you believe these clowns?" would be an apt bumper sticker) and an embarrassment to their own operatives who see the Kavanaugh confirmation hanging by a thread. Meanwhile, Democrats have made numerous attempts to stall Kavanaugh's selection, with the GOP still holding a slim majority in the Senate. It says she will "provide her firsthand knowledge" but it doesn't say how.

Some handle it one way and some handle it the other way.

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