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Kavanaugh Has the Right to Defend Himself

22 September 2018

The message came a day ahead of a 10 a.m. Friday deadline set by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa for Ford to decide whether she would appear before a hearing he set for Monday. He said that Ford and her attorneys have until Friday to commit to appear at a hearing that could take place Monday about these allegations.

Ford has agreed to testify next week, if the Committee agrees to conditions, including that Kavanaugh must not be in the room while she answers questions. But Katz wrote that "Monday's date is not possible and the committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event".

Democrats, and Ford, have pressed for an FBI investigation into the alleged incident, while Republicans and the White House have resisted calls for an FBI inquiry and have said that the Senate Judiciary Committee can handle an investigation into the allegations.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, said at the event: "Someone who is lying does not ask the FBI to investigate their claims".

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

But onFriday, he changed tone, tweeting, "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents".

Ford has accused Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the high court, of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.

Sen. Grassley promised the Senate will convene a vote Monday if a reasonable agreement was not reached by 10:00 PM tonight.

"I will be there". Because of that, it had become unclear whether Republicans would even hold the hearing.

Even if she did, it doesn't have the authority to give an assignment to an executive branch agency such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"There's no reason to attack her, the president is defending his nominee to the United States Supreme Court, as a man of character, integrity, impeccable academic and judicial qualifications and judicial temperament". The Post article, published on Sunday, was the interview in which Ford revealed her identity. McConnell called the allegations, and subsequent call for a delay in Kavanaugh's confirmation, obstructive "tactics" that Republicans would overcome. "There is zero chance that I would confuse them".

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who faces a tough reelection battle in Missouri, which Trump won in the 2016 presidential election, said on Twitter on Wednesday that she would vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation because of "his positions on several key issues, most importantly the avalanche of dark, anonymous money that is crushing our democracy".

Trump went on to suggest that he already considers Kavanaugh likely to surmount the row and be confirmed to the lifetime appointment.

Women who attended Holton-Arms High School in Bethesda, Maryland, with Ford signed a letter in support of her that was personally delivered Thursday to West Virginia Republican Senator and Holton-Arms alumna Shelley Moore Capito. If it needs more support, it should have it, she said.

Her office released an audio recording to Politico in which she said: "I was appalled by the president's tweet".

The video, which was produced by MoveOn, featured the women saying, "Dear Professor Ford, we know how hard it is to stand up to powerful people".

Kavanaugh Has the Right to Defend Himself