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Eight Glaring Issues With Christine Blasey Ford's Allegation Against Kavanaugh Third Woman Accuses US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct
Johnnie Parks | 28 September, 2018, 17:59

But after Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified Thursday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation of sexual abuse, America Magazine revoked its endorsement. As the committee takes up the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court on Friday, Flake is the only undecided vote. Kavanaugh angrily said he was innocent and the victim of "grotesque and obvious character assassination".

"I believe something bad happened to this woman and I think it is absolutely horrific", she said. "Judge Kavanaugh continues to enjoy a legal presumption of innocence, but the standard for a nominee to the Supreme Court is far higher; there is no presumption of confirmability".

Judge Kavanaugh is thought to have denied the allegations contained in the letter. Ford testified Thursday that Kavanaugh groped her and attempted to rape her in high school, while Kavanaugh testified that he never did so; both were under oath.

Republicans appointed Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Ford, and she led off the questioning of Kavanaugh.

The 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats on the committee will decide whether to recommend Kavanaugh for approval by the entire Senate, which is expected to begin procedural votes Saturday.

His yes vote means Kavanaugh will likely be confirmed by the Judiciary Committee Friday.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham was forthright in his assessment of proceedings. But in this case, Flake could have insisted on an FBI investigation now while reserving for himself the right to vote for Kavanaugh later.

After hearing more than 30 hours of testimony from Judge Kavanaugh earlier this month, I was prepared to support his nomination based on his view of the law and his record as a judge. Why won't they hear from his college girlfriend, who volunteered her testimony? Four senators who have not taken firm positions on Kavanaugh met separately after the hearing: Flake, Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski and Democrat Joe Manchin.

Meghan's on the ball as she attends coaching event
Meghan said it was her idea to incorporate the symbolism in a design which mirrored that of the Queen's Coronation gown in 1953. The former " Suits " actress wore a black belted Givenchy dress with sheer sleeves, Aquazzura heels and a Givenchy clutch .


Christine Blasey Ford remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers
Ford was only questioned by Democrats, while Republicans on the committee left the probing up to Mitchell. Blasey Ford said she managed to escape after Judge jumped on the bed, toppling the three on to the floor.


Police Report Details Vikings Concern for Everson Griffen
KSTP, citing the police report, indicated that hotel staffers moved to the back of the office as a man paced in the lobby. The incident report states that hotel staff believed Griffen was possibly under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.


Meanwhile, Sen. Bob Corker, who like Flake isn't running for re-election, said he'll be voting to confirm Kavanaugh.

The remarkable testimony appears to have only sharpened the partisan divide over Donald Trump's nominee.

"The way that they exploited Dr. Ford for their own political purposes yesterday is absolutely disgraceful", she said.

Trump also made clear that he was sticking by his nominee.

Trump's tweet did not mention Ford.

The Hawaii senator also sent a fundraising email while the hearing was in session, prompting criticism that she was trying to use Ford's testimony to help her re-election campaign. That nomination was held up for three years, during which time Kavanaugh served as White House Staff Secretary.

America Magazine is a weekly magazine published by Jesuits, a Catholic religious order for men also known as the Society of Jesus.

"If Senate Republicans proceed with his nomination, they will be prioritizing policy aims over a woman's report of an assault", they wrote.

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