Senate Judiciary: Witness Believes Ford May Have Mistaken Him For Kavanaugh

Senate Judiciary: Witness Believes Ford May Have Mistaken Him For Kavanaugh

Senate Judiciary: Witness Believes Ford May Have Mistaken Him For Kavanaugh

Trump said at a news conference in NY that he'll watch the testimony from Kavanaugh and a woman who's accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Kavanaugh, who staunchly denies the allegation, also will testify at what is a continuation of his nomination hearing.

Trump had repeatedly called into question the trustworthiness of Ford and the other women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct but, on Wednesday, appeared to slightly soften his support.

But when it became clear Mr Kavanaugh was likely to be named to the court, Ms Ford said she faced a hard choice.

Beth Wilkinson, who is Kavanaugh's attorney, is interested in seeing the therapy sessions notes, which she says are important to corroborate claims made by Ford. "When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol) they were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually", it continues.

On the topic of why she has chosen to come forward, she will say in her statement, which can be read here.

"Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes", her statement said.

Mr Kavanaugh could tilt the court conservative for decades.

Mitchell was hired to avoid the optics of an all-male team of Republicans grilling Ford, a lesson learned from the 1991 Supreme Court nomination of Clarence Thomas.

The previously unknown interviews could add a new layer to the evolving saga on the eve of a possible explosive hearing between Kavanaugh and Ford, though it's unknown whether the men's claims are being taken seriously.

"To my colleagues, I say that winning at all costs is too high a cost". Ford will then leave the committee hearing room.

This is the fourth allegation to be made against Judge Kavanaugh. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By turns defensive and combative, Trump also portrayed the allegations against Kavanaugh as part of a Democratic "con game".

She alleges that in 1982, whilst they were both in high school Kavanaugh pushed her down, placed his hand over her mouth and attempted to remove her clothing.

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