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"This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".
"This is not a criminal trial for which the involvement of an experienced sex crimes prosecutor would be appropriate", Bromwich said in the letter, as reported by Fox News, echoing previous requests that the senators themselves, not counsel, ask questions.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear that, no matter what happened at the hearing, the full Senate would vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation. "And she said she was totally inebriated, and she was all messed up, and she doesn't know it was him, but it might have been him".
McConnell said the outside lawyer would question Ford "in a respectful and professional way". "Everyone deserves better than this, not just Judge Kavanaugh".
"The truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise", Kavanaugh said in an interview on Fox News Channel's "The Story with Martha MacCallum", to air on Monday evening.
Ford, a university professor in California, has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when they were high school students in Maryland. "Not a very good one but he's a Democrat lawyer".
"Kavanaugh faces mounting allegations that have not been properly investigated and vast amounts of his record remain concealed", Clarke said. I thought that knowledge of his actions could be useful for you and those in charge of choosing among the various candidates.
Top Judiciary Committee staffers held a call with Kavanaugh earlier Tuesday to interview him about the allegation outlined in the New Yorker. Kavanaugh grinded his body against hers and attempted to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it, she said.
The committee also released a two-page prepared statement from Kavanaugh for Thursday's hearing in which he "categorically and unequivocably" denies Ford's allegation.
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The more evenly matched credibility contest between Ford and Kavanaugh as demonstrated in Wednesday's poll seems to be a cultural shift from 1991, when an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that far more people believed Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas (40 percent) than Anita Hill (24 percent).
The White House had no immediate comment.
President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a "con game" to scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, forcefully dismissing allegations against the judge as Republicans began preparations for a pivotal hearing Thursday with Christine Blasey Ford, a woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Flake is among a handful of Republicans - which includes Sens.
Beth Wilkinson said Wednesday on CBS "This Morning" that the results of Christine Blasey Ford's polygraph test and her therapist's notes are not among the materials turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the eve of her testimony.
"I remember her saying that her attacker's name was Brett Kavanaugh, that he was a successful lawyer who had grown up in Christine's home town, and that he was well-known in the Washington D.C. community", he wrote. "I stopped to speak with her, and she told me she had read a recent social media post I had written about my own experience with sexual assault".
After Tuesday's sentencing, Cosby's publicist and spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, compared judge Steven O'Neill's sentence to the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She got away when a second male in the room jumped on the bed and sent all three tumbling, she says.
Additionally, Swetnick details incidents in which Judge, Kavanaugh, and others participated in gang rape - including one incident in which she was the victim. He said he'd never done anything like the episodes his accusers have described and said he didn't have sexual intercourse until "many years" after high school. He said he considered both of Kavanaugh's accusers to be politically motivated. "She said that she had been nearly raped by someone who was now a federal judge".
The Supreme Court begins its new term Monday, and Republicans are under intense political pressure from conservatives to confirm Kavanaugh amid warnings that failure could cost the GOP in November's midterm elections.
James Roche, a Yale graduate who says he was Kavanaugh's roommate in 1983, issued a public statement saying he was "close friends" with Ramirez and "cannot imagine her making up" the story about Kavanaugh exposing himself.