Brett Kavanaugh: Judge accuser agrees to testify next week

Kavanaugh sex assault accuser negotiates over US Senate showdown

Yesterday evening, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) gave attorney Debra S. Katz an ultimatum - agree to reasonable testimonial terms for her client and alleged sexual assault survivor Professor Christine Blasey Ford by 10:00 PM Friday or the Senate would go ahead and vote on Monday to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Christine Blasey Ford's accusations and the standoff over the terms of her appearance have left Kavanaugh's confirmation in limbo.

The Washington Post reported that on Sunday, Ford forwarded an email to an associate showing that Ethics and Public Policy Center president Ed Whalen had been looking at her LinkedIn profile.

At the time, an all-male panel of Republicans ruthlessly smeared Hill's character, sparking a national backlash from women infuriated by her treatment. They intimated to the news network that her dislike of small spaces and planes is due to trauma she has experienced.

Certain details appear to remain outstanding, including what day Ford will testify - Thursday, as she had asked for, or Wednesday, which the committee chairman wanted.

Pence said he expected Kavanaugh to join the Supreme Court soon.

The committee held off a vote on Judge Kavanaugh in order to accommodate Ms. Blasey Ford's testimony, but her lawyers have demanded the GOP have the FBI first investigate her allegation, allow her to testify after Judge Kavanaugh in a different room, and give her an unlimited amount of time to make her opening statement. Feinstein has said she did so because she was respecting Blasey's wish to remain anonymous.

On Friday, President Donald Trump sought to cast doubt on Ford's allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland.

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The committee's 11 Republicans - all men - have been seeking an outside female attorney to interrogate Ford, mindful of the election-season impression that could be left by men trying to pick apart a woman's assertion of a sexual attack.

"The reason that we know that this allegation is false is because we know Brett Kavanaugh", Fagen said.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees Supreme Court nominations, is due to meet next Monday and has invited Ms Ford and Mr Kavanaugh to testify.

It could also threaten Mr Kavanaugh's support with several Republicans - including Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Jeff Flake of Arizona - who have not declared their stances on his nomination.

He said Mr Kavanaugh's accuser should "have her say and let's see how it all works out, but I don't think you can delay it any longer".

Earlier, Trump ended a week of constraint and sarcastically assailed Ford, tweeting that if the episode was "as bad as she says", she or "her loving parents" surely would have reported it to law enforcement.

Trump's strategy until Friday had been to avoid comment on Ford while repeatedly praising Kavanaugh and casting the judge as a victim of a character assassination.

The Senate Judiciary Committee released a letter it sent to Ford's attorneys earlier on Friday in which it accepted some of their demands, including that Kavanaugh not be in the room when she testifies. Kavanaugh's confirmation to the lifetime position would be the second of the Trump administration and solidify conservative control of the nation's top court. Kavanaugh and his wife also had received threats, a senior White House official said.

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