Sen. Jeff Merkley Sues To Prevent Final Vote On Brett Kavanaugh


Ford's attorneys said in their letter that they would not produce their client's medical records because they contain "private, highly sensitive information that is not necessary for the committee to assess the credibility of her testimony".

As prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, to whom many Republican senators deferred their questions, began questioning Ford, she apologized to the California professor.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking into a claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted a fourth woman. "This is something that she's been clear on from the very beginning and every instance that she's brought this information forward to a friend she's been clear about that", Guerry told "CBS This Morning" on Thursday.

"It wasn't that I wanted to come out one day before the hearings", she said. "I don't know what they're referring to". The accuser said a female acquaintance had told him she was assaulted on the boat by "two heavily inebriated men she referred to at the time as Brett and Mark", according to the transcript. A vote in the full Senate could happen as early as next Tuesday, senior Senate Republicans have said.

"I don't have all the answers, and I don't remember as much as I would like to", Ford said.

"The same way that I'm sure that I'm talking to you right now", Ford replied. Sheldon Whitehouse that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman the resident described as a "close acquaintance" in August 1985.

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Avenatti also posted a picture Swetnick, calling her "courageous, fearless and honest" and asking people to respect her privacy. She said she had witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh to "target particular girls so they could be taken advantage of".

Kavanaugh is expected to face hard questions, not just from senators, but from an Arizona sex crimes prosecutor brought in to handle the Senate interviews.

President Donald Trump will also be watching the hearing.

On Wednesday (September 26), Julie Swetnick alleged that Kavanaugh was present at a party where she was "drugged" and "gang raped" in high school.

The panel is scheduled to hold a hearing today on the accusations, ahead of a vote tomorrow on Mr Kavanaugh's nomination. The president said, "If I thought he was guilty of something like this. yeah, sure".

Kavanaugh has denied all of the allegations.

Swetnick says she wants the American public to have the facts and "judge for themselves".