Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said an FBI investigation should be "the first step" before she testifies to the Senate.
A big change since the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings has been the #MeToo movement, which has made it less likely that women's accusations of sexual misconduct by powerful men will be brushed off.
A spokesman for the Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, says, "It could be that they haven't heard from her yet because they scheduled the hearing without first talking with her or her lawyer."
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters on Monday that if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied in denying that he sexually assaulted a woman at a high school party in the early 1980s that it would "obviously" disqualify him.
Trump is expected to offer praise for Hispanic and Latino Americans' cultural contributions — a more amicable tone amid a widening rift between himself and leading Hispanic lawmakers.
Trump Jr.'s post on Instagram, where he has 1.3 million followers, featured an image of faux classroom note from "Bret" to a girl, with the president's son saying, "Judge Kavanaugh's sexual assault letter found by Dems."
Trump was speaking at the inaugural White House meeting of the a group dubbed the President's National Council for the American Worker.
Feinstein has come under fire by her opponents on Capitol Hill, who suggest she withheld potentially damaging information about Kavanaugh until after his confirmation hearings had wrapped in order to cripple has candidacy.
The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, is in relation to two Freedom of Information Act requests submitted by members of the committee in early August.
Donald Trump Jr. shared a meme mocking the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh in an Instagram post on Sunday, dismissing the "Dems and their usual nonsense," USA Today reports.
Already, several Republicans who hold swing votes have showed qualms about pushing forward with the judge's confirmation.
After professor Christine Blasey Ford went public over the weekend with allegations that Kavanaugh drunkenly held her down and groped her during a party in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh's chances for confirmation have been thrust into uncertainty.
On Sunday, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, 51, came forward publicly to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both teenagers.
GOP worries about Kavanaugh would have been unthinkable just days earlier, when the appellate judge and George W. Bush administration veteran appeared to have few obstacles left on his way to a lifetime Supreme Court appointment.
A woman who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of forcing himself on her during a high school party in the early 1980s has come forward publicly for the first time.
A woman who did not want to be identified accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of trying to force himself on her during a party when they were both in high school, according to The New Yorker.
Senator Dianne Feinstein has referred a confidential letter about Supreme Court nominee to the FBI. The letter is related to an incident between Kavanaugh and a woman when they were in high school.
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