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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.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accused him of sexual assault, legislators are set to face on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
The hearing comes after a lot of back-and-forth between the Senate judiciary Committee-majority, and lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh against the position.
Kavanaugh has also denied that he ever sexually harassed anyone and has said he wants to defend the hearing, his reputation.
But when his first hearing is any indication, expect the sparks to fly early and often Thursday. To read more for a look that play a prominent role in the proceedings.
Brett Kavanaugh – Supreme Court nominee
A Federal judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated for the Supreme court by President Trump. After his first hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, several women publicly accused him of sexual misconduct – the alleged drunken parties in high school and college.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Kavanaugh said he hoped for a “fair trial where I can defend my integrity.”
Christine Blasey Ford – Prosecutor
Christine Blasey Ford, of California, professor of psychology, has publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of the sexual misconduct of an incident more than 30 years ago.
Christine Blasey Ford is a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California. First, in a letter to the legislator – and then publicly – Ford accused Kavanaugh sexually attacked you, if you were at a party in the early 1980s.
THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE KAVANAUGH HEARING AND SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS
Both Ford and Kavanaugh were teenagers, when she claimed that he pinned her on a bed, tried to forcibly remove her clothing and held his hand over her mouth to prevent her screaming.
Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Committee on legal Affairs
Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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The Position of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican.
While Grassley has housed some of Ford’s requirements in relation to the hearing such as the ability to testify, while Kavanaugh is not in the room – he has continued to press forward with the confirmation hearing, despite the objections of Democrats.
Dianne Feinstein – legal Committee ranking member
Sen Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate law Committee.
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A California Democrat sen Dianne Feinstein first received a letter detailing Ford the allegations in July.
THESE ARE THE WOMEN WHO HAVE ACCUSED KAVANAUGH OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Feinstein, a senior member of the legal Affairs Committee, called for an “immediate respite” from Kavanaugh the hearings and asked that the FBI review of allegations of sexual misconduct.
Rachel Mitchell, Sex Crimes Attorney
The Senate judiciary Committee has hired longtime Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who specializes in sex crimes to question Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
(Maricopa County Attorney’s Office via AP)
Just a few days before the hearing, Rachel Mitchell, the support of the judiciary Committee, Republican lawmakers in the questioning of the witnesses was set.
Mitchell, a Prosecutor, specializing in sex crimes, recognized since 1993, and was largely for their work. She spent more than a decade of supervising attorneys, the with sex-related crimes, including sexual assault, child abuse and prostitution and crimes against children. She was also responsible for a satellite office that such crimes are prosecuted, as well as domestic violence and the abuse of older people.
Kamala Harris – Democratic senator
Seen as a potential 2020 presidential contender, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., gained attention during Brett Kavanaugh hear ‘ s first confirmation, with her intense questioning.
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During Kavanaugh’s first hearing before the judiciary Committee, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., emerged as a prolific lawmaker in the opposition for the candidacy.
In an especially combative exchange during this hearing, Harris pointedly asked Kavanaugh whether he had discussed, Special Counsel Robert Miller or his Russia’s probe was to Outdo with anyone in the law firm of Marc Kasowitz, a former personal lawyer.
KAVANAUGH CALLS SEX MISCONDUCT ACCUSATIONS AGAINST FORMER MENTOR A “GUT-PUNCH” POINT-TO-PARENT QUESTION
Harris, seen as a potential 2020 presidential contender, has also been criticized for his comments about a birth control case from the context.
Cory Booker – the Democratic senator
Democratic sen. Cory Booker made headlines, while Brett Kavanaugh ‘ s first confirmation, to break if he has sworn the Senate rules.
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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, is also extensively used as a potential 2020 presidential candidate. And also, like Harris, Booker voting has to be expressed to Kavanaugh his opposition.
He brought the attention, while the first hear, when he said he was with a “Spartacus” moment, and vowed to release the documents, which have not yet been compensated for the publication of the justice Committee, a move that, he said, he “knowingly” that it violated Senate rules. Many of the documents that he released, cleared.
Jeff Flake – Republican senator
Republican sen. Jeff Flake is Kavanaugh as a key vote for the Board’s Supreme Court confirmation.
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A Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, remained noncommittal about his decision on Kavanaugh. He is not running for re-election this year, and he is often in conflict with President Trump.
“But this vote goes, I am confident to say that it will always be permeated by doubt,” Flake said on the Senate the day before the hearing.
Mark judge – Kavanaugh ‘ s friend
Ford tied Mark Richter, a friend of Kavanaugh, as a witness to the alleged attack. She said she managed to get it away from Kavanaugh, when the judge jumped on you, you fell to the ground. The judge has said he has “no recollection” of the alleged dispute.
A large part of his adult life, the judge appeared again and again in his memories of the Georgetown Preparatory School student life in the early 1980s, and his two memoirs, and a cluster of internet essays cautionary offer takes on his prep-school days, and boozy weekend rounds as a teenager.
A LOOK AT THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS FOR A SUPREME COURT NOMINEE
In his book, “Wasted: tales of a GenX Drunk,” the judge described earlier, a drunken chat with multiple friends, what are some class of propose, comrades, is a very thinly veiled reference to Kavanaugh. He wrote that a friend named “Beard-O’Kavanaugh” threw someone in the car.
Deborah Ramirez – Prosecutor
Deborah Ramirez went public with allegations that while he laid in his first year at Yale University, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on his penis in front of her, and let her involuntarily to touch you during a drunken Dorm party.
(Safehouse Progressive Alliance for nonviolence, via AP)
Deborah Ramirez was the second woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. She told The New Yorker he sat down next to her, while at Yale University party during the academic year 1983-84. She said she was.accidentally touch his penis during this alleged interaction, but they also admitted that gaps in your memory about the party, because she had been drinking that night
Kavanaugh dismissed the allegation as a “smear”, “plain and simple” in a statement released by the White house and said clearly that it happens.
Julie Swetnick – Prosecutor
The Senate judiciary Committee is examining allegations by Julie Swetnick, through their lawyer, Michael Avenatti, casts Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
(Michael Avenatti, via AP)
On the day before the hearing, lawyer Michael Avenatti, an affidavit of his client, Julie Swetnick, the alleged Kavanaugh and judge spike drinks at parties, and participation in the “gang-rape” of drunk women would be released. You also didn’t answer claimed that Kavanaugh and judge would “drink excessively” and “very aggressive with a girl … under a ‘no’.”
She said Kavanaugh would be, “engaged in abusive and physically aggressive behavior towards girls,” the power of the “crude sexual comments” to humiliate you”, to humiliate and to shame.”
Kavanaugh said the allegation was “ridiculous,” and he does not know who is Swetnick.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas, Gregg Re, Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.