Sen Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), the committee's chairman, has scheduled a public hearing for those testimonies on Monday, but it is unclear whether Ford will testify. Dianne Feinstein of Californiaalleging that, at a party during their high school years, Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom, tried to remove her clothes and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. Feinstein has said she sought to protect Ford, whose letter to lawmakers outlining the allegation against Kavanaugh requested confidentiality.
The discussion revived the possibility that the panel would hold an electrifying campaign-season hearing at which both Ford and President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee could give their versions of what did or didn't happen at a party in the 1980s.
"Look, if she shows up and makes a credible showing, that will be very interesting and we'll have to make a decision", Trump told reporters at the White House. She says they want a "he said, she said" scenario because men are usually believed.
At the end of the post, Ruyak said "the story that this woman is telling is one that I know was repeated dozens of times in my 4 years at Prep", but later clarified that he did not attend the high school at the same time as Ford or Kavanaugh. There are four female senators among the Democratic ranks. She wants the FBI to investigate to establish a baseline of facts about what she and others say before she'll agree to talk to the Judiciary Committee, especially in a public hearing. Kavanaugh, now a judge on the powerful US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has repeatedly denied her allegation.
The Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, raised doubts about Ford's account of the alleged three-decade-old incident, saying, "The problem is Dr. Ford can't remember when it was, where it was, or how it came to be". "I think they don't care about its transparency, they just use it because it's effective".
"I don't think Federal Bureau of Investigation really should be involved because they don't want to be involved", Trump said.
"If she shows up, that would be wonderful".
Seven weeks from elections in which congressional control is at stake, Democrats have been unhesitant about casting Republicans as trying to strong-arm a victim of abuse.
Trump and his accusers
KELLY: There is just so much at stake here for both parties politically. The Kentucky Republican says the Senate's push to confirm Kavanaugh will move forward. Democrats, meanwhile, generally called for more investigations. The aide was unauthorized to discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's classmate at the time of the alleged assault, told The New York Times, "I never saw anything like what was described". Judge has told the committee he does not recall the incident and does not want to speak publicly.
There were signs the GOP's strategy of planning a nationally televised hearing yet also offering Ford the chance to testify in private was keeping possible Republican defections in check.
But Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key Senate vote on Kavanaugh's nomination, said it would be "puzzling" if Ford did not testify on Monday.
"The public deserves a thorough process not a rushed job", she said.
President Donald Trump says it's "terrible" that Democratic Sen. Republicans said late Tuesday they were considering hiring outside attorneys, presumably including women, to question the witnesses.
California college professor Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her claim Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers, something Kavanaugh denies.
Trump took pains to not mention her by name on Thursday, and limited himself to defending Kavanaugh's character. The bureau reports to him in the organizational structure of the government, and for these purposes acts as a kind of "contractor" for the White House, as former FBI assistant director Ron Hosko told NPR.
Kim Kardashian Welcomes Home Baby Chicago on KUWTK
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However, Katz maintained that Blasey still preferred that the committee fully investigated her claims before she testified. Christine Blasey Ford , a 51-year-old university professor, accuses Trump's pick for the high court of sexual misconduct.
Judge's lawyer said in a letter to the committee on Tuesday that Judge did not recall the incident and did not wish to testify. Ford's lawyers had said on Tuesday she would testify before the committee only if the FBI first investigated her allegation.
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Products introduced after that date must be subjected to a rigorous scientific review process before they are approved. A crackdown on e-cigarettes could be a boost for big tobacco, Piper Jaffray's Michael Lavery told CNBC on Thursday.
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The Texas mayor noted she had followed all the requirements for hunting the alligator, as outlined by state law, NBC News noted. Cochran plans to mount its head and tail in her office, make boots from its hide and eat the meat, she said.
Officers were going door-to-door along the river in Brunswick County, North Carolina encouraging residents to evacuate. At least 37 people have died in three states because of the storm; 24 of those died in vehicles, the AP reports .
May has said "no British Prime Minister could accept" such a plan as it would undermine the integrity of the United Kingdom. A lavish dinner in the opulent setting of the Felsenreitschul theatre in Salzburg on Wednesday failed to smooth the way.
Ripple's xRapid Commercial App "Could Go Live Next Month"
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Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison
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Nick Cannon tells Kanye he can't tell him what to say
That man just had a baby with her. "It just don't sit right with me and I have to express that with you", West concluded. Now I done told you I didn't tell Pusha no information about your baby, baby mother, nothing like that.
Ubisoft Details Assassin's Creed Odyssey Post Launch Content
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North Korea Pledges To Close Nuclear Missile Site
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