Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump addresses Kavanaugh accuser in first tweets since allegation

Trump addresses Kavanaugh accuser in first tweets since allegation

They were charged with violating the Washington, D.C., law that makes it illegal to obstruct the entrances and passageways of public buildings.

According to an email sent by Ford's lawyers and obtained by The New York Times, she would appear as long as senators provide "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety".

Trump, a confessed sexual abuser, tweeted that if Professor Christine Blasey Ford's alleged assault was "that bad", then she should have come forward when it allegedly occurred.

Should Ford testify, especially in public, it would pit the words of two distinguished professionals against each other as television close-ups capture every emotion.

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of attacking her and trying to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party in 1982 when he was 17 years old and she was 15.

Her lawyer, Debra Katz, rejected this and in a phone call to the committee on Thursday spelled out her client's conditions for testifying. Ford has listed a set of requirements for her to testify. Reporters had assigned seating and were kept separated from the nominee, who was whisked to and from the room.

In the days since Trump Jr. posted the image, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway showed support for Christine Blasey Ford, who came forward as the author of a confidential letter that detailed assault allegations against Kavanaugh, who has denied the accusations.

Ford has told the pane she would prefer the committee not use outside counsel to question her because that would make it seem too much like a trial, the attorney told the panel. Republicans are sensitive to the fact that only men serve on the GOP side of the judiciary committee.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told listeners at the annual Values Voter summit to "keep the faith" and "not get rattled" by "tactics" being used to keep Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh off the bench.

Davis and spokespersons for the Judiciary Committee did not immediately respond to USA TODAY's request for comment.

"Chairman Grassley's staff had a call with Dr. Ford's attorneys today to discuss receiving her testimony in the Judiciary Committee, and will consult with his colleagues on the committee".

These accounts given to the time coincide with Ford's own statements that she was "derailed" for years after the alleged assault.

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. Because of that, it had become unclear whether Republicans would even hold the hearing. Kavanaugh was seen at the White House on Thursday.

'Why didn't somebody call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 36 years ago?' he asked. "I would say at this point about 100 nominees", she remarked.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., September 20, 2018.

"I continue to want a hearing as soon as possible, so that I can clear my name", Kavanaugh added.

Republicans want to conclude the nomination process quickly.

The attorney said her client would prefer to wait for the FBI to investigate the accusation before agreeing to testify. Republicans and Democrats are scrambling to win over the key voting bloc of suburban women ahead of the midterms. Vice President Mike Pence would break a tie. Other Republican senators, including Lindsay Graham, have fallen in line behind Grassley, saying that there is "no reason" to call Ford to testify because they already know what he will say - exactly what he said in his letter.

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