Trump says he wants to hear from Kavanaugh accuser

The image posted to Instagram by Donald Trump Jr along with the president's son himself

That the president's senior counselor, Kellyanne Conway, swiftly advocated listening to the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault points to the power of the #MeToo movement - and of women in politics.

Ford's attorneys say her email was hacked, and she's been the target of "vicious harassment and even death threats", forcing her family to move out of their home.

While Dr. Ford's life was being turned upside down, you and your staff scheduled a public hearing for her to testify at the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in front of two dozen U.S. Senators on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident.

Ford's lawyers have asked the FBI to investigate her charge - that a drunken Kavanaugh groped her and tried to remove her clothes at a party when they were both teenagers - before she agrees to appear at the hearing, but Republicans have refused to go along.

Shortly before Grassley's announcement, the senator said there would be private, telephone interviews of Kavanaugh and Ford conducted by committee staffers.

McConnell expressed confidence that Kavanaugh would be confirmed.

Democrats complain that Ms Ford was not consulted before the hearing was announced. During all that time, "they did not raise it", he said in a Senate floor speech.

Kavanaugh supporters have called Ford's credibility and motivations into question. Sen.

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Ford can't name the place or the date of the assault, which makes it impossible even for local law enforcement to investigate. Mike Braun, a former IN state legislator running against Donnelly, also criticised the timing and praised Kavanaugh.

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As for Kavanaugh, he said, "I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you". Ford, and she deserved to be heard, because these are serious accusations".

Republican leaders are preparing a controversial push to install Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court after a frenetic night of legal and political maneuvering in Washington that could reverberate for years to come. But I can only say this: "he's such an outstanding man - very hard for me to imagine that anything happened", Mr Trump told reporters.

Hirono is part of the Senate Judiciary Committee tasked to hear testimony from Kavanaugh and vote on his nomination. Democrats are demanding a thorough investigation by the FBI, because these allegations are new.

The development came after Senate Republicans and Democrats fought over who should give evidence at the high-stakes hearing six weeks before major congressional elections. We will delay the process until it's finished out.

However, Ford's lawyers are not wrong to say that Federal Bureau of Investigation involvement on a matter like this one is not without precedent.

In the end, "I doubt very seriously any minds will be changed by this", says Ross Baker, a political scientist and expert on the Senate at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

"A full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions", the letter added.

One of Kavanaugh's friends was in the room and Kavanaugh covered her mouth to stop her from screaming, she said. She has published several books and more than 65 peer-reviewed journal articles.

It was in couple's counseling with her husband in 2012 that she first described an encounter with Kavanaugh in her freshman year of high school, she would later disclose.

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