Kavanaugh and accuser to testify in Senate

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But doubts were raised whether she would appear.

According to Bloomberg News, who spoke to a White House official, President Trump's team will continue forward with the nomination, refusing to pull Kavanaugh's name from the nomination, and instead they will try to attack the credibility of the alleged victim. The president said he was "totally supporting" Kavanaugh and rejected calls for the FBI to investigate the accusation.

"Any issues that have come up have been turned over to the people that do the background investigations and we'll see what they come up with", Leahy said at the time.

The Senate has scheduled a public hearing on a sex assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for next week.

Now, Ford and Kavanaugh will both testify in a public hearing on Monday.

Lawyer Lisa Banks said before her client goes to Congress, she wants an FBI investigation into Judge Kavanaugh.

If the Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't investigate the allegation, Feinstein said, "I think it should be delayed". "And I just think this committee, if he doesn't want to do it and they're going to go forward with a hearing, they need to subpoena him, let him say that and let some senators or someone cross-examine him".

"I have no memory of this alleged incident". "More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes".

"Chairman Grassley said today there would be only two witnesses invited to testify at the Kavanaugh hearing next week on sexual assault allegations".

In 2006, President George W. Bush watches the swearing-in ceremony of Brett Kavanaugh as judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, far right.

Hill's guidance comes amid mounting calls for Kavanaugh, who has denied Ford's allegations, to withdraw from consideration.

Asked if he had offered to withdraw from the process, Trump snarled: "Next question". There are an very bad lot of questions, inconsistencies, gaps.

Details of the allegations have trickled out since the committee's ranking member, Sen.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who received Ford's letter over the summer, said she didn't reveal it to protect Ford's confidentiality. How can an accused defend himself from charges of a nameless person? Kavanaugh met Monday with White House Counsel Don McGahn and others at the White House and called several senators. She said she got away when a companion of Kavanaugh's jumped on him.

Though the current focus on predatory sexual behaviour could have a significant effect on the trajectory of this episode, history is on Judge Kavanaugh's side.

"This is a completely false allegation", he said.

A Judiciary committee statement Sunday accused Democrats of hiding Ford's allegations until the eve of the committee vote.

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