Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accuser By Name Amid Negotiations For Hearing

US President Donald Trump defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in US Senate — reports

In other early morning tweets from Las Vegas, Trump also contended that Kavanaugh is under assault by "radical left wing politicians" who aren't interested in finding the truth about the allegation but instead "just want to destroy and delay".

California professor Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in an incident that she said took place in the early 1980s when the two were high school students.

"I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!"

They fear that without a shared set of facts, Republicans would simply move quickly after the testimony to confirm Kavanaugh. The president launched a tweet attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that's shocking - even for him.

Panel chairman Chuck Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have said Monday would be her chance to testify.

A handful of pivotal senators have yet to disclose how they will ultimately vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, including Republican Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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In a statement on Wednesday, a lawyer for Ford said her client was willing to cooperate with the committee, but criticized its plan to have only Ford and Kavanaugh testify. The answers people in this case might give to FBI investigators could be suggestive in terms of what they say they remember, what they deny and what level of detail they are willing to volunteer - mindful about the potential penalty for lying.

Committee Republicans are trying to secure a commitment from Ford to appear at a hearing on Monday.

"Someone who is lying does not ask the FBI to investigate their claims", Sen.

Kavanaugh has adamantly denied the charges, saying he has never done any such thing to Ford or any other woman.

She also wants the committee to subpoena Mark Judge, who Ford has said was present for the alleged assaulted, the Associated Press reported. Ford's lawyers and Democrats on the panel want the FBI to investigate the charges.

As Brett Kavanaugh faces a sexual assault allegation that has rocked his nomination to be a Supreme Court justice, one Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee has emerged as an outspoken critic against how Republicans are handling the issue: Hawaii Sen.

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President Donald Trump is challenging by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, saying if the attack she alleges were that "bad" then she would have filed charges.

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That isn't clear. What Feinstein has said is that Ford asked her to keep the letter confidential.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, said at the event: "Someone who is lying does not ask the FBI to investigate their claims". So, it's unclear why the White House is ride or die on Brett Kavanaugh. Sherlock Whelan described this man as a "good friend" of Judge's, produced side-by-side photos of Kavanaugh and the man, and said people "have commented on how much they resembled each other in appearance". "They've delayed it a week already. they have to get on with it".

Conway was a GOP political consultant for decades before working for President Donald Trump.

Dr Ford has yet to give her full account in public and said the FBI should investigate her claim.

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But according to USA media reports, Katz said in an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee that Ford still wishes to testify "provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety".

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