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WaPo: Kavanaugh Prosecutor breaks the silence on the allegation
The Washington Post reported that the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct has to step forward and detail their allegations; rich Edson reports.
The woman accused the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault came with her explosive accusations on Sunday, namely the alleged attack “derailed me significantly for four or five years,” and asserted that the episode made her “not capable of healthy relationships with the people.”
The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, published as a professor at Palo Alto University, according to The Washington Post, that your account on Sunday. Her decision to go public, limited is a whirlwhind week, which began when sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sent shock waves through Washington with the announcement that she sent out had received the FBI information on Kavanaugh from an anonymous Prosecutor in July. It is also threatened, again overturning Kavanaugh confirmation of the request as the top-Democrats for a full investigation.
The Republicans back then pushed again on Sunday, saying it was “troubling” that the decades showed up old allegations, only a few days before the judiciary Committee is set to vote on whether to advance the confirmation to the Senate, Kavanaugh. The Republicans have no indication that they intend to delay it, on Thursday, the key is to vote and, as a number of Democratic senators called for the whole day.
“It is disturbing that this vote is not substantiated allegations of more than 35 years, during high school, would be the surface on the eve of the Committee after Democrats sat on them since July,” Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement.
“I thought he might accidentally kill me.”
– Christine Ford
“If high-ranking member Feinstein and other Committee Democrats did not take this requirement seriously, you should have brought it to the whole Committee’s attention much earlier,” he continued. “Instead, she said nothing during two joint calls with the nomination in August, four days of public hearings, a closed meeting for all members of the Committee with the candidate, where sensitive issues can be discussed and in more than 1,300 questions written.”
Grassley requested to publish Feinstein the letter she received in July”, so that everyone can know what she’s known for weeks.” He added that the sudden reveal of the claims “raises a lot of questions about Democrats “tactics and motives,” and noted that no similar allegations had surfaced Kavanaugh past, despite the six separate Federal background checks throughout his career.
A prominent Judiciary Committee Republican Lindsey Graham, said late Sunday he would “listen” to Ford, so that he could compare their accusations “against all of the other information” of the Committee on Kavanaugh. But, he said, if Ford were to vote on the statement, “it should be done immediately” so immediately the confirmation.
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— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 16, 2018
Ford, a 51-year-old registered Democrat, has in the academic journals published, and has trained students in clinical psychology, described the alleged incident in The Washington Post on Sunday, saying it occurred during a summer day in the 1980s, at a Maryland house where teenagers had gathered. Ford claimed she went up the stairs in a bath, when she suddenly pushed on a bed, as a rock-and-roll music blared.
But Ford said The Post, she couldn’t remember who arranged it carefully in the possession of the house, as they came to the house, or how the meeting was. She remembered only that the house was in Montgomery County, in the vicinity of the country club, and that the parents were not present.
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Ford said Kavanaugh, and a friend, Mark judge, to be drunk “stumble” and laugh “maniacally” when Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed and tried to remove by force your one-piece swimsuit, as well as the dresses you wore. According to Ford, Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth as she tried to scream.
“I thought he might accidentally kill me,” said Ford, who works as a research psychologist in California. “He tried to attack me and remove my clothes.”
Ford claimed she was able to escape to a bathroom and then outside of the house, when a judge jumped into the battle and everyone in the room “tumbling.”
Judges rode strongly denied the accusations on Friday, when you were anonymous, said the claims were “just absolutely nuts” and insisted that “I Board behavior never saw.”
After Ford went public on Sunday, the judge, his rejection repeatedly.
“Now that the anonymous person has been identified and has spoken out to the press, I repeat my earlier statement that I have no memory of the events described in today’s Post, article, or attributed to her letter,” the judge said.
A classmate of Kavanaugh ‘ s at Georgetown Preparatory School, the judge went on to write for a variety of conservative publications, including The Daily Caller.
Also on Friday, Kavanaugh a statement released by the White house as the allegations surfaced: “I deny categorically and unequivocally, this claim. I didn’t, back in school, or at any time.”
The White house, that the denial on Sunday in the Wake of the Post report.
“As the story notes, we are with the judge s Kavanaugh’ denial,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told Fox News.
The Post reported that she had contacted the newspaper in July, along with Feinstein. According to Ford, gave the episode mostly to themselves, until 2012, when she mentioned it in a couple of therapy session.
The therapist the same time, notes provided to the Post, which allegedly confirmed that Ford maintained that she was attacked by four persons of an elite boys’ school”, the now “highly respected and high ranking members of society in Washington.” The therapist, Ford said, was the number of people in the alleged attack with the number of people in the house.confused
Although Ford said she initially wanted to remain anonymous, you changed your mind later, after Kavanaugh contacted the defender’s argument that the allegations are unfair.
“Now I feel like my civic duty outweighs my fear and anxiety about the retaliation,” Ford told The Post. She added that the incident “derailed me significantly for four or five years,” and that “I very bad, to forge these kind of relationships, the” fitted to the front.
Republicans had accused Feinstein of orchestrating a last-minute smear, after you announced that you had passed, the then-anonymous account of a sexual assault to the FBI.
After Ford was the interview published on Sunday, Feinstein said Kavanaugh’s confirmation should be delayed until a Federal investigation — would be a step, possibly pushing for a confirmation vote until after the midterm elections.
“From the beginning, I believed that these allegations Kavanaugh very seriously and have a strong bearing on the judge’s character,” Feinstein wrote. “I support Ford’s decision, their story, and now that it has, it is in the hands of the FBI, an investigation. This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nomination.”
This feeling was echoed Sunday by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, has been delayed for proposed Kavanaugh the hearings for other reasons.
“Senator Grassley, the voices to a minimum, these serious and credible allegations are thoroughly investigated to said slide,” Schumer. “For too long, if women have serious allegations of abuse, they were ignored. It can’t be in this case.”
Last week, the FBI performs background checks on judicial nominees, said that it already verified the allegations.
“After receipt of the information, on the night of may 12. September we it as part of the judge Kavanaugh of the background file is as per the standard process,” the FBI said in a statement. Fox News has learned that the White house would require that the Bureau follow up on the letter for the matter to be investigated further.
On Sunday, before Ford came up with the name to light, Louisiana Republican sen. John Kennedy said he was embarrassed for the Congress by the unfounded accusation of decades-old sexual misconduct on the Supreme Court to be nominated.
“So far, it’s been pretty much of a intergalactic freak show,” Kennedy, a member of the legal Affairs Committee, told Chris Wallace of “Fox News Sunday.” “The majority of Americans are in this search – the most mainstream-Americans – and think, to dig that the Congress has reached its low point and began.”
Kennedy said Kavanaugh vote before the Senate judiciary Committee would continue as planned on Thursday.
And on Friday, more than five dozen women came to defend forward Kavanaugh, called him the “good people” in a letter to the Committee.
“We are women, the well-known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years, and knew him while he was in high school between 1979 and 1983. For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect,” the letter to. “We believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time.”
Fox News’ Matt Leach, Alex Pappas, Andrew O’reilly and Chris contributed to Wallace for this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.