Kavanaugh gains key GOP senator ahead of crucial vote

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In the sworn affidavit, Swetnick claimed she met Kavanaugh in "approximately 1980-1981" and attended several house parties for which Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were also present.

Dershowitz echoed the widespread call for an investigation after the emotional testimony of Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, earlier in the day. Amid the deluge of reaction on social media, one prominent observation: Ford, as a woman, would have been judged as a far weaker witness had she behaved as Kavanaugh did.

Christine Blasey Ford held back tears while she explained how Kavanaugh allegedly held her down on a bed and tried to remove her clothes.

Ford said she finally opened up about Kavanaugh's role to a "couple of close friends on the beach in California" in conversations 'over the next two days'.

She said if you are a victim of domestic violence, you can call the hotline at 713-528-2121 or help with sexual abuse at 713-528-7273. "It was a very unremarkable party ... because nothing remarkable happened to them that evening", Ford said.

"I swear today, under oath, before the Senate and the nation, before my family and God, I am innocent of this charge", Kavanaugh told the Judiciary Committee.

Passed on: Christine Blasey Ford said she allowed Anna Eshoo's office to forward the letter and a request for confidentiality to Sen.




Opponents of Kavanaugh's nomination said his behavior demonstrated a lack of judicial temperament. Rasor's lawyer has confirmed that she is willing to testify to the fact that Judge privately confided in her about a session in which he and others took turns having sex with a drunk woman.

Graham said a vote against Kavanaugh would "legitimize the most despicable thing I have ever seen in politics".

The heated exchange during a recess in the a high-stakes hearing where Ford vividly and repeatedly testified to her experience, addressing questions from Mitchell and Senate Democrats.

Rachel Mitchell said she also wouldn't have been able to obtain a search warrant, the aide said.

We all know why: Kavanaugh does not want the one person Ford claims was in the room during the sexual assault - the one person who probably knows the most about Kavanaugh's general conduct at the time, which Kavanaugh has falsified with his choirboy routine - to face serious questioning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or cross examination by Judiciary Committee Senators.

As for Kavanaugh, Cunningham said the nominee "was successful in conveying the emotions of a man who has convinced himself that he has done nothing wrong". "But right now there are too many unanswered question [s] to bring the confirmation of Kavanaugh" to "a vote of the Judiciary Committee as scheduled on Friday, much less to a vote of the full Senate". He suggested a rejection of Kavanaugh's nomination based on these allegations would set a bad precedent as well. The sharply political tinge of his statement - railing against Democrats' tactics and accusing them of executing "revenge on behalf of the Clintons" - gave Trump confidence an eventual Justice Kavanaugh would rule in his favor.

That interview was the first time Ford spoke publicly and in detail about the alleged attack, which she said she had kept largely to herself for decades and only shared with her husband, Russell Ford, in 2012.

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