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Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh: The allegations
Christine Blasey Ford has publicly Donald Trump ‘ s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago are accused of. A look at what she says and how top legislators respond.
The confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court nominated Brett Kavanaugh was controversial, but still the Federal judge was suspected of, and confirmed by the Senate to a psychology professor came forward to accuse the public of sexual assaults him.
Christine Blasey has Ford said Kavanaugh attacked you while you were at a house party in the early 1980s, as a still young people. She said Kavanaugh held her on a bed, trying to remove her clothes and held his hand over her mouth to prevent her screaming.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
After some back-and-forth between Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Ford’s lawyers, both Ford and Kavanaugh put to witnesses appearing before the legislature on Sept. 27.
To change the details on the hearing, here is an up-to-date view on this is to be expected, what of the much-anticipated hearing.
When is the hearing?
The Senate judiciary Committee has scheduled a Committee hearing for Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. It will be open to the public.
The hearing will be held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Who is going to testify to?
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has spent most of his teenage years in the preparatory school in the 1980s. And that is exactly what happened in a summer night, in the time, a question that threatens to unravel it, his chances of being the candidate of the nation’s highest court.
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Both Kavanaugh and Ford expected to testify in the hearing, with Ford. You will be expected to tell the legislature about your accusation: Kavanaugh pinned allegedly on a bed, trying to remove her clothes and covered her mouth with the hand while at a house party in the early 1980s.
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Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the accusations and said he would be willing to testify to clear his name since the accusations came to light.
What are some conditions?
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was at odds with Ford team prior to the scheduled hearing on the conditions of their emergence. He was able to give to some of your requests.
After originally scheduled for Monday, the hearing was postponed to Thursday. It will take place in a smaller room with only a camera and “limited press access.”
Ford was also guaranteed the ability to testify to be able to, without Kavanaugh in the room, “adequate breaks” and the security.
The Committee, however, is not, other receivables, including: Kavanaugh first and allow only the senators, to ask a witness to agree to.
Who asks the questions?
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (left) confers with other Committee members, Sens. Patrick Leahy and Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member.
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In the hearing of the proposal, the justice Committee said it was reserving the right to have female employees lawyers question Kavanaugh and Ford during the hearing, because they are “sensitive to the details of Dr. Ford’s claims and are experienced investigators.”
The GOP side of the judiciary Committee consists of 11 men, and the could era send an unwanted message on live TV in front of the background of the #MeToo -.
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Democratic senators, not expected, however, that you ask your own questions during the hearing, according to The Associated Press.
Are there any witnesses?
Despite requests by Ford’s lawyers pick witnesses for the hearing, it is up to the judicial Committee, to determine which witnesses will be called. Specifically, their lawyers requested, Mark judge – a friend of Kavanaugh which Ford said was in the room when the alleged incident occurred – be subpoenaed and forced to testify as a witness.
The judge has already denied the accusations before the judiciary Committee, according to legislators. In addition, the judicial Committee will not be said “as a witness to requests from other witnesses,” the proposal.
Who sits on the legal Committee?
Grassley, the Chairman of the Committee. Sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the Committee.
The Republicans on the Committee are: Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John Cornyn of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ben Sasse, of Nebraska, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Mike Crapo of Idaho, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and John Kennedy of Louisiana.
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The Democrats on the Committee are: Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Chris Coons of Delaware, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, and Cory Booker from New Jersey and Kamala Harris in California.
Grassley has agreed to delay the judiciary Committee vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee usually recommends that the Supreme Court nominee to the full Senate for a vote. The Committee can have a favorable or unfavorable recommendation, or no.
Fox News, Gregg Re, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.