1600 men say they believe Christine Blasey Ford in full-page newspaper ad

WASHINGTON DC- SEPTEMBER 14 Sen. Orrin Hatch speaks at a tax reform hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON DC- SEPTEMBER 14 Sen. Orrin Hatch speaks at a tax reform hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill

Kavanaugh's testimony came directly after about four hours of testimony given by Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges he held her down and tried to remove her clothes at a party in 1982 when they were both in high school. The process is imperfect, but it's the best the Judiciary Committee can do, Flake said.

Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. Republicans control the Senate 51-49 and can lose only one vote. He was one of only three Democrats to join Senate Republicans in affirming Trump's previous Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, last year. "They are giving the women a major chance to speak".

What followed will steer the fate of Kavanaugh's nomination, Ford's own life, and surely weigh on the political futures of perhaps dozens of political leaders and elected officials at the highest levels of government - in particular Republicans who have defended Kavanaugh in the face of Ford's allegations.

He added: "It's possible that I'll hear that and I'll say I'm changing my mind".

Her answer to Leahy's question was both emotional and scientific: "Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter", Ford said, "the uproarious laughter between the two and their having fun at my expense". "Will you engage politically?" she said. "I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me". "I was pushed onto the bed and Brett got on top of me".

"Today encompasses so many issues", she wrote, "the extreme partisanship of politics, #metoo, raising boys, leadership, media coverage, sexual abuses that lie deep within our culture". When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from yelling.

She said if you are a victim of domestic violence, you can call the hotline at 713-528-2121 or help with sexual abuse at 713-528-7273.

I'd Prefer To Keep Rosenstein, May Delay Planned Meeting On His Fate
Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May 2017, oversees his work and has repeatedly defended the breadth and scope of the probe. Even if Rosenstein survives the week, it's not clear how much longer he'll be around.

She alleged that Kavanaugh and others while in high school spiked the drinks of girls at parties with intoxicants to make it easier for them to be gang raped. Trump said in a tweet. "This is a circus".

Angrily denying the accusations against him, he ended his testimony by swearing to God that he had never attacked women, as alleged, during his school and university days.

The conservative federal appeals court judge in his testimony on Thursday angrily and tearfully denied he had sexually assaulted his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

During the free-wheeling news conference, Mr Trump continued to lash out at Democrats and label the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh politically motivated.

"It's up to the president of the United States and his failure to ask for an FBI investigation amounts to a cover-up", he said.

"But at least it was just a good old-fashioned attempt at Borking", he said, using a partisan term invented by Republicans to complain about ideological scrutiny of an extreme judicial nominee. "I hope the American people can see through this sham".

"If you can ignore everything in this record (except) an allegation that's 35 years old, that's uncertain in time place date and no corroboration". Echoing Ford, he said he was "100 percent certain" he did not commit the assault.

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