Kavanaugh Accuser Willing to Testify Publicly, Lawyer Says

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California professor Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post Kavanaugh attacked her when they were at a party in Maryland in the early 1980s, alleging he forced her into bed, groped her, and tried to remove her clothes while he was heavily intoxicated, all while his friend watched. The WaPo article describes her as teaching in a consortium with Stanford University.

Ford took a polygraph test in early August, then made a decision to remain anonymous, despite the results affirming her honesty. "I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities", Feinstein said in a statement Thursday. The allegation was not raised at any time during the judge's confirmation hearings. In her letter, she said she wanted her allegation to be kept confidential, but she said she has chose to finally speak publicly amid heightened media scrutiny, diminishing privacy, and falsehoods about her story.

Even after Feinstein sent the allegation to the FBI, Senate Democrats weren't littering the news with calls to denounce Kavanaugh.

"These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid", Ford said about her identity becoming public. "For me, we can't vote until we hear more". "Her story is very credible and I believe her", Sen. This would afford her a chance to defend her own recollections and character - that is, in direct, face-to-face response to the hostile questioning and extreme skepticism of Republicans, which they would no doubt throw at her if this does happen. It's still awesome to me that Hill maintained her steadfast composure in the face of such partisan poison. Thomas was confirmed on a 52-48 vote. Eshoo said in a statement that she was "proud" of her constituent.

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Once again, the senior Democrat on the judiciary panel is under fire.

Initially the sexual misconduct allegation was conveyed in a private letter, without revealing Ford's name.

If chosen for the lifetime appointment, Mr Kavanaugh would be expected to tilt the Supreme Court's balance to the right. Ironically, Feinstein's election to the Senate in 1992 was part of the "Year of the Woman" backlash sparked by the mishandling of Hill's case.

Will the Kavanaugh hearing be derailed? The newspaper quoted Ford's detailed description of the incident, and said it also viewed notes from a 2013 therapy session in which she had called it a "rape attempt".

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A Judiciary committee vote on Kavanaugh's nomination is scheduled on Thursday.

Another Republican Senator, Lisa Murkowski, said the committee "might have to consider" delaying the vote, CNN's Jim Sciutto wrote on Twitter, citing an interview with the network. A positive vote would set up a debate by the full Senate. The therapist's notes, portions of which were provided by Ford and reviewed by The Washington Post, do not mention Kavanaugh's name but say she reported that she was attacked by students "from an elitist boys' school" who went on to become "highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington".

I shudder to think what Ford will be put through if public hearings are held.

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The White House said Monday that the nominee's denial has not changed. Both are under enormous pressure from outside groups who want them to oppose Kavanaugh on grounds that as a justice he could vote to undercut the Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in the U.S.

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