Published: Sat, September 22, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Kavanaugh Accuser: Delay Hearing Because I Don't Like Flying

Kavanaugh Accuser: Delay Hearing Because I Don't Like Flying

"Having represented people in this situation, I think that all people should get the medical care that they need, get the emotional care that they need, but I think it's very few and far between that we recommend people file a police report". You demanded that Judge Kavanaugh be the first person to testify.

Prosecutors know that one of the most common ways a witness tries to avoid testifying against family or friends is by saying "I don't remember". Judge has told the committee he does not recall the incident and does not want to speak publicly. But Bozell also said that Ford's "interpretation might be a lot different than what happened".

After going through psychotherapy, Ford said, she now understands the incident as a trauma that has had lasting impact on her life.

"I was appalled by the president's tweet", said Sen.

Douglas Wigdor, a former prosecutor who now represents victims of sexual harassment and assault, says that's why it can be hard to pursue a criminal case when a victim reports an assault years after the fact.

"I think we all can agree that @DonaldJTrumpJr is an uncaring, narrow-minded idiot", Walsh wrote on Twitter.

The US president previously toed the Republican Party line in standing by Judge Brett Kavanaugh while also insisting that the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, be given a respectful, fair hearing. A hearing on Monday is not possible and the Committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event.

He also repeated a question he asked on Fox News Thursday night in Las Vegas: "The radical left lawyers want the Federal Bureau of Investigation to get involved NOW". These are all moves that outside experts say make her story credible, and yet here is the most powerful politician in the Senate appearing to brush all of that aside because he wants to "do [his] job".

At a party, Kavanaugh and a friend, who she has alleged were both "stumbling drunk", forced her into a room.

More concerning for Trump might have been the angry reaction of one of his own Republican senators, Susan Collins, who sits on the Judiciary Committee.

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The preference would be for Ford to testify next Thursday, and she doesn't want Kavanaugh in the same room, her attorney (right) told Judiciary Committee staff in a 30-minute call that also touched on security concerns and others issues, according to a Senate aide who wasn't authorized to discuss the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

CBS News has obtained the email sent by Ford's attorneys Thursday night to the Judiciary Committee after their call.

"If I could go back to high school and find everyone who tried to take advantage of us", the Republican said, shaking her head.

"Her strong preference continues to be for the Senate Judiciary Committee to allow for a full investigation prior to her testimony", the letter said. Kavanaugh has denied all parts of the allegation. "Facts don't matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.", Trump wrote on Twitter.

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination Brett Kavanaugh found himself at the focus of an increasing scandal this week as sexual allegations from his high school days have hit the headlines, adding what some will see as yet just another flaw to the history of the controversial nominee.

"You're all following the current Supreme Court fight, and you will watch it unfold in the course of the next week", McConnell said.

"Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court", he said to applause.

Trump's Friday tweets contrasted to comments earlier in the week when he said Ford should be heard, even if it meant a delay in the confirmation process. Trump continued, "let her testify, or not, and TAKE THE VOTE!"

Republicans are furious over what they say was the deliberate timing of the last-minute revelation of Ford's allegation, accusing Democrats of seeking to prevent the process from finishing before the November midterm elections.

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