Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter — KAVANAUGH SPEAKS

Anita Hill Calls for an Investigation into the Allegation of Sexual Abuse Against Brett Kavanaugh Donald Trump's conservative US Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct...
Kenny Thornton | 16 September, 2018, 21:55

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post.

In an interview with The Washington Post, a woman named Christine Blasey Ford said that Kavanaugh assaulted her while she was in high school.

She decided "by late August", the Post reported, not to make a public accusation "calculating that doing so would upend her life and probably would not affect Kavanaugh's confirmation", the Post wrote. She says that he pinned her to the bed and groped her while trying to take her clothes off, and when she tried to yell he put a hand over her mouth.

"I think you are going to see this nomination move forward", Jones said.

Ford described to the Post her concern her identity would be revealed anyway as the story snow balled.

A last-minute bombshell has rocked the confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to sit on the Supreme Court. "He has served in the Office of Independent Counsel, the White House, and on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, all before his nomination earlier this year to serve as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court", she said.

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Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which handles Supreme Court nominations, penned an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday formalizing her opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination and briefly referencing her decision to share the letter's contents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new "information" about him", White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec said in a statement. "Nothing. Zero. Nada. Zilch". A Democratic aide and another person familiar with the letter confirmed Friday to The Associated Press that the allegation is sexual in nature. A spokesman for the chairman said Kavanaugh has completed six Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks between 1993 and 2018, and that Feinstein, who obtained the letter in July, did not raise the issue during the hearings or attend a closed session on the nomination where the information could have been discussed. The late entrance of the letter to the Kavanaugh pre-confirmation hearings drew cries of foul play from Kavanaugh, who denied the allegations, and his supporters.

As to whether Republicans knew about the allegation in advance and had the letter from the 65 Kavanaugh high school contemporaries "in the can", Grassley's office said no.

Shortly after Feinstein's statement was released, White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec criticized the timing. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote on the nomination Thursday.

Ford's decision to break her silence will add to the pressure for delay.

Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, a moderate who is undecided on Kavanaugh's nomination and a key vote in the narrowly divided Senate, held an hour-long phone call with the nominee on Friday.

Ford is a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University who teaches in a consortium with Stanford University.

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