Trump Defends Embattled Supreme Court Nominee

J. Scott Applewhite  APBrett Kavanaugh is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Sept. 4 2018

J. Scott Applewhite APBrett Kavanaugh is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Sept. 4 2018

Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasely Ford, have both been asked to testify Monday, but it is not clear if Ford will appear. Feinstein accused Senate Republicans of not working hard enough to get in touch with Ford and confirm her attendance at Monday's hearing. At the time an all-male Senate Judiciary Committee aggressively questioned Hill in televised hearings, cast doubt on her accusations and ultimately confirmed Thomas to the court. She said there are still a lot of questions, and "we need to know what happened".

Matt Barber, co-founder and chief counsel of Christian Civil Rights Watch, says Republicans deserve blame, too, for backtracking on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh over allegations by Christine Blasey Ford of a sexual assault in the 1980s.

Washington (CNN)Sexual assault allegations levied against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee have spurred intensive conversations at the White House over how to proceed, officials and advisers said on Monday. He is an outstanding intellect and outstanding judge respected by everybody. Party leaders made that concession under pressure from senators demanding that the nominee and his accuser give public, sworn testimony before any vote on Trump's nominee.

"There's no question that victims often don't like to talk about this until much later", said Lawrence Kobilinsky, a professor and forensic science specialist at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NY.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Sept. 4 2018 in Washington D.C
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"We're calling for an investigation, an assessment of the facts, for other witnesses to be heard from, and then have this hearing", Sen.

Democrats had demanded a delay in the committee's vote in order to let the FBI investigate.

Judge Kavanaugh insists no such incident occurred, with Ms. Ford or anyone else.

"Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday".

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Details of the allegations have trickled out since the committee's ranking member, Sen. His friend, Mark Judge, who Ms. Ford says broke up the incident, also has denied Ms. Ford's account.

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

"I did not ask to be involved in this matter nor did anyone ask me to be involved", Judge said in a statement relayed to the committee by his lawyer.

According to multiple sources, Kavanaugh has hired Beth Wilkinson, of the law firm Wilkinson Walsh and Eskovitz, to be his attorney. "I applaud Christine Blasey Ford for her courage in coming forward", he wrote. He told the Weekly Standard on Sunday that he has "no recollection" of it.

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"Even before we requested him to testify, he said he was willing to testify", Grassley told Hewitt. When she went to use the bathroom, she claims she was pushed into a bedroom by Kavanaugh, and that he pinned her down and, laughing, tried to take off her clothes.

One official says they will follow the lead of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley as the story continues to unfold. Unfortunately, committee Democrats have refused to join us in this effort.

A day earlier, Republicans abruptly agreed to hold a public judiciary committee hearing at which Kavanaugh and Ford have been invited to testify. Corker, however, does not sit on the panel. Trump said of Feinstein.

Separately, one official says there will be intense internal pushback inside the White House if the President or aides go negative against the victim. On Monday, Republican Senator Susan Collins welcomed the additional hearing.

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