Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Accuser Willing to Testify Publicly, Lawyer Says

Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Accuser Willing to Testify Publicly, Lawyer Says

Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Accuser Willing to Testify Publicly, Lawyer Says

Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of the Republican Senate leadership, said Monday that the Judiciary Committee should investigate the allegations of sexual assault against federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh before taking action on his nomination to the Supreme Court.

For the last few days, the political world was shaken by Ford's claim that Kavanaugh got drunk and tried to rape her while they were both in high school. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations, reiterating again on Monday that he has never done "anything like what the accuser describes - to her or anyone".

Kavanaugh says in the statement he "had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself".

The suit combines three requests that Democrats on the committee submitted in August to the National Archives, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Bush library for documents relating to the six years Kavanaugh spent at the Bush White House as senior associate counsel and staff secretary to the president. Chuck Grassley, said he wants to hear from Ford as well. Ford sent a letter detailing her alleged encounter with Kavanaugh to Sen. Ford has expressed a willingness to speak before the committee, as has Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

People take part in a protest against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in front of the New York County Supreme Court at Foley Square in New York City, Aug. 26, 2018. To block Kavanaugh's confirmation, Senate Democrats will need to vote unanimously and secure the vote of at least two Republicans. In the article, she alleged that at a party during their high school years, Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom along with his friend Mark Judge, attempted to remove her clothes and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.

Debra Katz, the attorney for Ford, said on CBS that her client "will do whatever is necessary to make sure that the Senate Judiciary Committee has the full story and the full set of allegations to allow them to make a fully informed decision".

Judge denied the allegation in an interview with The Weekly Standard on Friday. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time", he said. "Ford by listening to her and hearing her story", Heitkamp added in a statement posted to her Twitter page.

"To railroad a vote now would be an insult to the women of America and the integrity of the Supreme Court", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

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The judiciary committee has scheduled a vote on the nomination Thursday.

The allegation against Kavanaugh first came to light late last week in the form of a letter that had been for some time in the possession of Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee and one of its four female members.

The attorneys, Bob Schiff, Kristine Lucius, Jeff Berman, and Lisa Graves, claim in a piece for TIME that Kavanaugh was not telling the truth at his confirmation hearing, or at his previous confirmation hearings in 2004 and 2006, when it came to his role in the nominations of judges when he worked for the White House Counsel's office. She contacted her congressmember and The Washington Post through a tip line.

"She believes that if it were not for the severe intoxication of Brett Kavanaugh, she would have been raped", Katz told NBC's "Today."

"It raises a lot of questions about Democrats' tactics and motives to bring this to the rest of the committee's attention only now rather than during these many steps along the way", Grassley said.

As of early Monday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination Thursday.

If chosen for the lifetime appointment, Mr Kavanaugh would be expected to tilt the Supreme Court's balance to the right.

With Republicans narrowly controlling the Senate 51-49, the views of Collins and Sen.

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