Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Kavanaugh's prep school pal: Ford's wrong, I was never at party

Melinda Barton | 19 September, 2018, 20:26

Ford then came forward in the interview with the Post on Sunday.

Finally, refer to Christine Blasey Ford by her name. She began working as a research psychologist and biostatistician at Stanford University, one of the most elite universities in the country.

Dr. Blasey, thrust suddenly into a spotlight that she never sought, has been inundated with vulgar email and social media messages, and even death threats, according to a person close to her, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a private matter.

"Monday is her opportunity", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said yesterday, a line that was echoed by other Republicans throughout the day.

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of attacking her and trying to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party in 1982 when he was 17 years old and she was 15.

"We have to create an environment where women can come forward and be heard and be listened to", she said.

The problem for Republicans is that this allegation comes at the worst possible time for them, politically.

Kavanaugh has denied the accusation.

"He is an incredible man. Do the right thing for a change" following the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The allegation has shaken up the battle over Kavanaugh's confirmation, and Republicans are calling for a public hearing with both accuser and accused testifying.

Now, Ford and Kavanaugh will both testify in a public hearing on Monday. Given the politics, given energized women voters, given the new climate about sexual harassment, "it's very important that they give due respect to Dr. Ford". "And we want to get it over with", Trump said.

If the Judiciary committee's timetable slips, it would become increasingly hard for Republicans to schedule a vote before midterm elections on November 6 elections, when congressional control will be at stake. He declined to say whether Kavanaugh had offered to withdraw, dismissing the question as "ridiculous". Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, told NBC News that Ford is "mixed up", and called Kavanaugh "honest" and "straightforward".

Hirono said she expects all of the "enlightened men in our country" to rise up and say, "We can not continue the victimization and the smearing of someone like Dr. Ford". She has published several books and more than 65 peer-reviewed journal articles.

I have received medical treatment regarding the assault.

The Justice Department has said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent the initial letter Ford wrote making the allegation against Kavanaugh to the White House and considers its role in the matter complete.

"I really want to see her", Trump said.

Warren's willingness to co-opt others' misfortunes for her own benefit knows no limit.

Ford values clear professional boundaries and isn't one to share personal struggles with coworkers, the former colleagues said. She said she went home and didn't tell anyone until she and her husband were in couples therapy in 2012.

Politico reported on Tuesday that Bush said he and his wife, Laura, "have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades". But, she is out of their good graces after how she's handled Kavanaugh's nomination. What about experts who can speak to the effects of this kind of trauma on a victim?

"That would be quite something if she decided she did not want to testify", Corker said.

Here is the full letter Ford's lawyers sent to committee chairman Sen. "I don't think a lot of people are aware of the level of threats that someone in this position can face", Feldman said.