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GOP: If Ford Won't Testify, Let's Vote on Kavanaugh

Grassley says there is no reason to delay hearing

(Newser) - Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say she wants the FBI to investigate her alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh before a Senate hearing on the incident—but such an investigation is highly unlikely to happen by Monday, and Sen. Chuck Grassley says he's not going to delay the hearing,... More »

Lawyers: Kavanaugh Accuser Has Received Death Threats

She wants an FBI investigation before she testifies

(Newser) - The woman who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her doesn't want to relive the "traumatic and harrowing incident" until the FBI has carried out an investigation. Lawyers for Christina Blasey Ford released a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday saying an investigation... More »

Anita Hill Offers Advice to Senators

Have a neutral investigation done, and don't rush

(Newser) - The Senate Judiciary Committee has invited Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to testify on Monday . Too soon, writes Anita Hill in the New York Times . In an op-ed offering senators advice on how to proceed from her unique perspective, Hill suggests that senators first employ a neutral,... More »

Kavanaugh Accuser: I've Tried 'to Forget This All My Life'

Kavanaugh, accuser will testify before Senate

(Newser) - This isn't the smooth path to confirmation Republicans were hoping for: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her in high school, will both testify in a public hearing before the Senate on Monday. Plans for a Senate Judiciary... More »

A Famous Alum Backs Kavanaugh's Accuser

Julia Louis-Dreyfus signs letter in support of Christine Blasey Ford

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus has joined more than 200 other alumnae of Maryland’s Holton-Arms School in signing an open letter in support of Christine Blasey Ford, a Holton graduate who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. "We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and... More »

Trump Addresses Kavanaugh Allegations for First Time

Says he wants to make sure 'full process' is gone through

(Newser) - President Trump weighed in Monday on the allegation against his Supreme Court nominee, Politico reports. "We want to go through a full process" to air Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that, when they were high school students, Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, Trump said. If that "takes a... More »

So Now What Happens in the Kavanaugh Hearings?

Committee vote on Thursday looks iffy amid questions whether he and accuser will testify

(Newser) - The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga heated up in a big way Monday, with increased calls for a delay in the process to examine the allegation that he tried to sexually assault a girl at a high school party in the 1980s. President Trump himself said a "little delay" is... More »

Kavanaugh: My Accuser Is Wrong

Kellyanne Conway says the woman should not be ignored or insulted

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh doubled down Monday on his denial of a sexual misconduct allegation going back to his high school days. "This is a completely false allegation," Kavanaugh said in a statement cited by CNN . "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or... More »

Kavanaugh's Accuser Is Willing to Testify Before Senate

GOP senator Jeff Flake says she should be heard before a vote takes place

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court no longer appears to be a sure thing. After detailed accusations from a woman who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers were published Sunday, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee said he was... More »

Kavanaugh Accuser Breaks Her Silence

Christine Ford says the Supreme Court nominee held her down and groped her in the 1980s

(Newser) - The writer of a letter that accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has come forward. Speaking to the Washington Post , Christine Blasey Ford said a "stumbling drunk" teenage Kavanaugh held her down and groped her as his classmate at the elite Georgetown Preparatory School looked on... More »

Woman: In High School, Kavanaugh Tried to Assault Me

Letter referred by Sen. Feinstein describes alleged attack from 1980s; judge denies it

(Newser) - Back in high school, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly held down a female student and tried to force himself on her sexually. That's the undisclosed "information" Sen. Dianne Feinstein passed on to the FBI this week without divulging any significant details, per the New Yorker . According to... More »

Feinstein's 'Information' on Kavanaugh Creates a Stir

She says she's alerted federal investigative authorities about ... something

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she's notified federal investigators about information she received concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the AP reports. The California Democrat says in a statement that she "received information from an individual concerning the nomination." Feinstein isn't saying who that person is or... More »

Collins on Effort to Sway Vote on Kavanaugh: It's Bribery

Watchdog group wants DOJ to investigate groups crowdfunding to pressure Maine senator

(Newser) - More than $1.2 million has been raised to help convince Sen. Susan Collins she shouldn't cast her vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but the Maine pol isn't exactly motivated by the cash influx. Mainers for Accountable Leadership, the Maine People's Alliance, and a group... More »

Brett Kavanaugh Explains This Viral Moment

Says he didn't recognize Parkland school shooting victim's dad

(Newser) - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he would have shaken the hand of a school shooting victim's father during a break in last week's Senate hearing had he recognized him before being whisked away by security detail. Kavanaugh's explanation for the encounter with Fred Guttenberg, captured in... More »

Booker Releases New Batch of Kavanaugh Records

He says they raise 'concerning questions' about Supreme Court nominee's honesty

(Newser) - Sen. Cory Booker released a new batch of confidential documents about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday night, even after a conservative judicial group referred his earlier disclosures to the Senate Ethics Committee. The 28 new documents from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel's office during the... More »

Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins

They're threatening to donate $1.1M to her next opponent

(Newser) - Activists trying to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are threatening to make a hefty donation to Sen. Susan Collins' opponents if she votes for him—but the plan could backfire. So far, a group of liberal activists including the Maine People's Alliance and dying ALS patient Ady Barkan... More »

John Dean on Kavanaugh Docs: Is There 'Something to Hide?'

Watergate figure testifies at confirmation hearing

(Newser) - The confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ended Friday with a testy exchange between Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana and John Dean of Watergate notoriety, the AP reports. Kennedy told Dean he only did the right thing in Watergate "when you were cornered like a rat.... More »

Trump Slams 'Sick' Democrats at Montana Rally

He calls senators' behavior during Kavanaugh hearings 'embarrassing'

(Newser) - At a campaign rally in Montana Thursday night, President Trump praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh 's progress toward winning confirmation to the Supreme Court but decried the "anger and the meanness on the other side," blasting Democrats' behavior toward his nominee as "sick." Trump sought to... More »

Can Cory Booker Really Be Expelled From Senate?

The debate over expulsion just got a lot less dramatic

(Newser) - "This is about the closest I'll probably ever have in my life to an 'I am Spartacus' moment." That line from Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey showed just how dramatic the Brett Kavanaugh hearings became Thursday morning as he and fellow Democrats continued to complain... More »

Cory Booker Raises Drama of Kavanaugh Hearings

Democratic senator says he's willing to risk expulsion by releasing email

(Newser) - Day three of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing has opened with a bang: Democratic Sen. Cory Booker says he has ordered his staff to release a Kavanaugh email even though it's supposed to remain under wraps. It's not clear yet what the email says, but NBC News reports... More »

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