'Trying to attack me': Kavanaugh accuser reveals details of alleged sexual misconduct

'Trying to attack me': Kavanaugh accuser reveals details of alleged sexual misconduct

'Trying to attack me': Kavanaugh accuser reveals details of alleged sexual misconduct

It appears to be in doubt now that Christine Blasey Ford has provided a detailed account to the Washington Post of her allegation that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her as a teenager.

"He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing", Ford said.

According to the Post, Ford is now a professor at Palo Alto University who teaches in a consortium with Stanford University, training graduate students in clinical psychology.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Senator Diane Feinstein, the top Judiciary Committee Democrat, called for a delay, saying the FBI should conduct an investigation before the Senate moves forward on the nominee.

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Sunday that the Senate should delay further action on confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until newly revealed allegations of sexual assault from 35 years ago are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

It is especially troublesome as key Republican senators are under enormous pressure from outside groups who want them to oppose Mr Kavanaugh on grounds that as a justice he could vote to undercut the Roe v Wade ruling legalising abortion in the US. Katz said Jones' lawsuit would have been dismissed if Clinton weren't the President of the United States, and she also said Jones' claims were "very, very weak" and had a "complete lack of proof".

This came after elements of the allegations were made public in recent days, prior to the Washington Post interview.

Even after Feinstein sent the allegation to the FBI, Senate Democrats weren't littering the news with calls to denounce Kavanaugh. Per her official University profile, Ford works in psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Democrats have argued throughout that the process has been rushed, with documents relating to Kavanaugh's time in the George W Bush White House withheld from congressional scrutiny. I assume she would be.

But now Ford's decision to put her name behind the accusations - made after weeks of reluctance - will nearly certainly intensify the push by Democrats to delay Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation vote.


A lawyer who's close to the White House told Politico the president is not considering withdrawing Kavanaugh's nomination.

Graham doesn't say whether, if Ford provides information to the committee, she would be subject to examination.

According to CNN.com, "Kavanaugh physically pushed her into a bedroom, the accuser said".

The therapist's notes from the time, seen by the Post, do not mention Kavanaugh by name but otherwise echo the claim, describing an attack by students "from an elitist boys' school" who went on to become "highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington".

Ford alleges that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her in high school, and recounted her story to The Washington Post.

No one was told of the incident until 2012, when Ford and her husband went to couples therapy.

If the Committee is to hear from Ms. Ford, it should be done immediately so the process can continue as scheduled. "Unfortunately what we're already hearing this morning is that the Republicans intend to play hard ball, they intend to grill her".

"It has always been Mrs. Ford's decision whether to come forward publicly", the statement reads. The letter described what she said was Kavanaugh's sudden and brutal assault on her at a high school party in "the early 1980s".

At some point in the night, Ford told the Post, she got up to use the bathroom. "The term "basket of deplorables" is far too generous a description for these people who are now Senior Trump advisors", after a report surfaced that Department of Homeland Security advisor Frank Wuco made anti-Islamic remarks which prompted his resignation.

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