Female friends defend Kavanaugh against sexual assault allegation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the second day of his Senate confirmation hearing earlier this month

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the second day of his Senate confirmation hearing earlier this month

Trump's change in tone - and apparent shift in tactics - came as Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers negotiated with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the terms for her possible testimony next week in a dramatic showdown over her accusation that threatens Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

With his comment, Mr Trump went against advisers who had counselled him to stay out of the fray.

Ford has accused Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the high court, of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. The White House. Judge Kavanaugh has not asked to have the FBI investigate these claims. "I think it all depends on what she decides to do".

"Hopefully he can keep it together until Monday", the White House official told Axios - ostensibly referring to the date Republicans want Ford to testify about her accusations "That's only, like, another 48 hours right?" "I think the president intervening might blow this up".

Organizer Kristen Podulka, 43, of Palo Alto, California, told DailyMail.com: 'We're here to show our love and support, and in response to the death threats and hate mail she has received.

Republicans have largely stuck to the Monday timeline, as well as Grassley's decision to limit the hearing to two witnesses: Kavanaugh and Ford. Kavanaugh will testify following Ford to be able to defend himself against her allegation.

McConnell on Friday spoke at the Values Voter Summit, sounding very confident that allegations from Christine Blasey Ford are a mere hiccup in Kavanaugh's confirmation process, as his GOP colleague said. Republicans in the Senate are insisting she testify Monday - either publicly or privately.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, declined an earlier request by Ford to have the FBI investigate her allegation against Kavanaugh.The FBI has included the allegation in Kavanaugh's background file, and is not opening any additional probe at this time, although the president could theoretically direct the FBI to undertake a further review.

In July, Ford sent a letter to the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Sen.

Sara Fagen, another longtime friend who worked with Kavanaugh in the White House, told a story about how Kavanaugh helped her the day of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

That Ford revealed her story in couples therapy six years ago and that there apparently exists a psychologist's notes corroborating this makes it less likely she invented the charges to derail Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, though the federal judge's ascent to the nation's highest court was reportedly something she was anxious about. At the same time, this is not a criminal proceeding against Kavanaugh, where the inability to recall precisely where the event took place and various small conflicts would at the very least raise a reasonable doubt. "They've delayed it a week already".

The tweets came as a U.S. Senate committee was struggling with what to do about Kavanaugh, with Democrats demanding more scrutiny of him and Republicans trying to move ahead with a vote on his nomination in an increasingly volatile political climate.

Republicans have resisted all Democratic efforts to slow and perhaps block Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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