Brett Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify about sexual assault claim

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Senate Democrats are investigating a second sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a new report in The New Yorker.

Earlier Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said lawyers for Ford are contesting two GOP conditions of the proposed 10 a.m. Thursday hearing - that Ford and Kavanaugh will be the only witnesses and that an independent counsel will ask the questions.

But the lawyers say the Republican-controlled Senate panel hasn't said who will be asking questions of Ford and Kavanaugh.

Attorneys for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, are citing "important progress" on a high-stakes public hearing to air out her decades-old sexual assault claim against the Supreme Court nominee.

The Republican lawmaker said Blasey's allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers wasn't credible because she couldn't remember all the details 35 years later, the Des Moines Register reported.

The White House is casting doubt on the willingness of a college professor to speak publicly about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Ramirez claims that she consulted with an attorney and carefully reviewed her memories before coming forward on the alleged incident.

When Ed introduced the lastest player in the Christine Blasey Ford saga last night, it seemed like bad news for Judge Brett Kavanaugh's detractors.

Ford wanted to remain anonymous when she wrote to Feinstein, but was reportedly forced to come forward after the existence of the letter was leaked to the press.

As Republicans were considering their next move in private talks Saturday, they also made it clear they viewed Ford's offer as a way to delay voting on President Donald Trump's pick for the court. They know they must tread carefully at any hearing - especially because all 11 Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are men, which is one reason they were seeking an outside lawyer, preferably a woman, to do the questioning.

Grassley consented to other Ford demands, including that she be provided security and that Kavanaugh not be in the hearing room when she testifies. Grassley agreed to several items, including postponing the hearing by three days, ensuring Ford's safety, and not having Kavanaugh in the same room during her testimony. But this looks like more of a case of using the wrong app and not just using Twitter badly, mostly because Kavanaugh doesn't have a Twitter account.

The new information came hours after the Senate committee agreed to a date and time for a hearing after almost a week of uncertainty over whether Ford would appear to tell her story. Kavanaugh immediately and unequivocally denied Ford's charge that, while intoxicated, he pushed her into a bedroom, pinned her to a bed, and attempted to rip off her clothing. 64 percent of women would like to see a vote on Kavanaugh delayed and more than half say the FBI should investigate the matter.

As revealed by both the Washington Post and the New York Times, Ford originally sent a letter to her Representative, Anna Eshoo.

The pair of Democrats accused Trump of making "misleading statements" about whether the FBI should investigate Ford's claims against Kavanaugh.

The third, Patrick J Smyth, issued a statement on Wednesday denying any knowledge of the party, and going on to praise Kavanaugh as a "person of great integrity".