Kavanagh accuser Ford wants another day to consider testifying

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The long answer: Sen.

The lawyer for a woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has said the Senate's "rush" to a hearing is "unnecessary".

An FBI inquiry has been ruled out by both Trump and Republican lawmakers and the Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for both her and Kavanaugh on Monday.

Form for signing up for free newsletter. In the poll, conducted from September 11-17, 36% of U.S. adults surveyed did not want Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, up 6% points from a similar poll a month earlier, while 31% favored Kavanaugh's appointment. Having an outside counsel would seem too much like a trial, her attorney told the committee.

How might that have to work?

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted in reply to Trump that sexual assault and domestic violence are two "of the most under-reported crimes in society, this is a fact & in the past the law enforcement community has not done a good job of creating safe spaces for victims".

The tone and attitude of the callers varies - one call that CNN observed indicated support for Kavanaugh's confirmation to the court. At a press conference Tuesday, Trump said Kavanaugh was "not a man that deserves this", and that "I feel terribly for him, for his wife, who is an incredibly, lovely woman, handsome young daughters".

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That is what happened in 1991 when an attorney named Anita Hill brought allegations about sexual harassment against her former colleague Clarence Thomas, who was under consideration for a seat on the Supreme Court.

The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed a vote on Kavanaugh.

Bush - a Republican who had nominated Thomas and wanted to confirm him - agreed.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, said at the event: "Someone who is lying does not ask the FBI to investigate their claims". Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif) in July, but Feinstein did not release the information until last Friday, after the committee hearings for Kavanaugh's confirmation had closed. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the allegation. The White House. Judge Kavanaugh has not asked to have the FBI investigate these claims.

The hearing or hearings, if any, would have enormous stakes for Kavanaugh, Ford and their families.

Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she was appalled by Trump's tweet. He will headline at political events in Springfield, Missouri, on Friday, spend the weekend at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, then go to NY for the U.N. General Assembly. "Fairness and respect for her situation dictate that she should have time to deal with this".

Taylor Foy, spokesman for Republicans who control the committee, said in a written statement, "We are happy that Dr. Ford's attorneys are now engaging with the Committee". This announcement was made knowing that Dr. Ford already said she couldn't come before Thursday.

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Ford's legal team has said she strongly prefers that her allegations are fully investigated before she testifies. They've offered to hear her in public or private. Some suggested they were "inconsistent" with the man they knew.

Exactly. All this is also taking place amid a thick bramble of political maneuvering.

However, Trump has rejected ordering Federal Bureau of Investigation involvement.

Or as a Justice Department statement phrased it earlier this week: "The FBI does not make any judgment about the credibility or significance of any allegation".

Republicans have resisted all Democratic efforts to slow and perhaps block Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Ford spoke to no one of her experience until 2012 when she and her husband discussed it in therapy.

The message came a day ahead of a 10 a.m. Friday deadline set by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa for Ford to decide whether she would appear before a hearing he set for Monday.

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