Senate Judiciary Committee confirms Kavanaugh public hearing

The nation's capital was up late Sunday reacting to the news of a second woman claiming Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago

The nation's capital was up late Sunday reacting to the news of a second woman claiming Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago

Here's what we know so far.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will turn over calendars from the summer of 1982 to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the New York Times reported Sunday.

This is in sharp contrast to questions suggested by Brett Kavanaugh, associate counsel, for then-President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

This is because Republicans have not been serious about investigating this matter. In a tweet aimed at Mr Kavanaugh shortly before midnight, Mr Grassley said he was giving them additional time. They probably need to pick someone new in the next two weeks, FiveThirtyEight estimates. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, confirmed the hearing would take place at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Trump's searing reproach defied the Senate Republican strategy, and the advice of White House aides, of not disparaging Ford while firmly defending his nominee and the tight timetable for confirming him. And just seven weeks from an election in which Democrats are hoping to capture control of the House and maybe the Senate, her emergence has also drawn intensified attention to the #MeToo movement's focus on sexual abuse. The Post adds, "The choice - the dilemma - will be whether to block the rise of a widely respected judge based on something he might (or might not) have done as a juvenile, or to promote to the highest court a man accused of trying to rape an underage girl". Michael Bromwich, a former Justice Department inspector general who has been representing former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe, announced Saturday that he was resigning from his law firm, Robbins Russell, to work with Ford.

As if that weren't enough, an employee of CRC on loan to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Garrett Ventry, resigned for falsifying his résumé and for alleged sexual harassment.

How likely is it that any of those scenarios could play out?

Among the issues still being ironed out are how long senators will have to ask questions, the person said.

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The White House criticized Ford for allegedly dithering.

Republicans said they would accommodate several of Ford's requests, including ensuring that she had adequate security at the Capitol and that Kavanaugh would not be in the room when she speaks. That could impact the way other senators vote, including Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp, and Joe Manchin. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, are still publicly undecided on his nomination.

Republican lawmakers and the White House this weekend have cast doubt on Ford's allegations, citing others she said also were at the party in question saying they have no recollection of it.

"You can't bring it in a criminal court, you would never sue civilly, you couldn't even get a warrant", Graham said Sunday.

Trump's Friday tweets contrasted with comments earlier in the week when he said Ford should be heard, even if it meant a delay in the confirmation process. With Republicans holding a 51-49 majority in the Senate, all Democrats and two Republican senators would need to oppose Kavanaugh for his nomination to fail.

Patrick J. Smyth, another former classmate who said he was identified as also attending the party, also told the Judiciary Committee this week that he did not recall it.

Should any Republicans decide to oppose Kavanaugh, they will seemingly be siding with the American public.

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