Kavanaugh showdown hearing not yet set: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses

Kavanaugh showdown hearing not yet set: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses

Kavanaugh showdown hearing not yet set: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses

The Justice Department said in a statement late Monday that the accusation against Kavanaugh "does not involve any potential federal crime".

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, one of the key swing votes on the nomination, said she wanted both Kavanaugh and Ford to testify under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which plans to vote on the nomination Thursday. Sen.

Collins said that in a telephone conversation with Kavanaugh on Friday he was "absolutely emphatic" that the assault didn't occur.

She alleged Mr Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk" at the time. Jeff Flake were the first to call for the Judiciary Committee to delay the vote on Kavanaugh's nomination until after Ford has been heard from.

Asked if it was possible for him to believe Ford's story and still conclude that Kavanaugh was qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, Graham said: "I'd have a hard time putting somebody on the court that I thought tried to rape somebody".

Ford's former high school is located seven miles away from Kavanaugh's former high school, and each of them are single-sex educational institutions. He is an outstanding intellect and outstanding judge respected by everybody. "If it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay".

The majority leader has made it his mission to get conservatives on the court and has been working diligently to place Kavanaugh on the bench before the Supreme Court session starts October 1. You can Ford's full letter to Chairman Grassley here. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations against him.

"He categorically and unequivocally denies that these allegations are true", she said, adding that Ford apparently did not want to be named publicly and was identified only after her claim was leaked to the media. "She is now being given an opportunity to come before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions and I really hope that she doesn't pass up that opportunity".

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"The hearing was scheduled for six short days from today and would include interrogation by senators who appear to have made up their minds that she is "mistaken" and "mixed up".

The president, who himself faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct that emerged during the 2016 presidential election, said he did not meet with Kavanaugh when the nominee visited the White House. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, tweeted the quote and said it's "now clear" why Feinstein kept the allegation secret.

According to Wigdor, it's important that the lawyer working with Ford knows all of the facts before the hearing - good or bad. Wilkinson has not returned calls from CNN seeking comment.

Senate Democrats had demanded Judge and other witnesses be allowed to join and testify at Monday's blockbuster Judiciary Committee hearing.

But in terms of the differences, they're rather stark. They claim that the committee was trying make Ford testify at the same table as Kavanaugh.

Nevertheless, attorney Douglas Wigdor, an expert in sexual assaults, said preparing victims of sexual assault to testify - be it in court, before the Senate or in cooperation with a prosecutor's office - pose similar challenges. "Any talk of a hearing on Monday is premature because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago".

Blasey Ford anxious that coming forward with the allegations against Kavanaugh would lead to personal attacks against her, which have already begun. Corker, however, does not sit on the panel. A group of us - the congresswomen - walked over because every Tuesday, I believe it was, all the Democratic senators had lunch together.

One supporter of Kavanaugh also pushed back on some reporting that the White House or Republicans would deploy any aggressive attack, calling it "infuriating".

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