Accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh agrees to testify to Senate committee

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Deadline Passes, Senate Awaits Word On Christine Blasey Ford Testimony

In their statement, Ford's attorneys said that lawmakers had "refused to invite other witnesses who are essential for a fair hearing that arrives at the truth about the sexual assault". 38 percent of Americans were opposed to Kavanaugh's confirmation, with 34 percent in favor.

Lawyers for Ford and bipartisan representatives of the committee came to a tentative agreement for a Thursday hearing after a short but productive phone call late Saturday, said a person briefed on the matter, who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity.

There are unresolved procedural and logistical issues, they said, including whether the committee's Republican senators, who are all male, or staff attorneys, would question her. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, rejected.

Ford told the Post she went public with her claims because she felt her "civic responsibility" was "outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation" after the basic outlines of the story emerged in the media.

As the talks continued, Grassley countered that he would end the standoff by scheduling a Monday vote on whether to recommend Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate.

Some have said there should not be a vote on his confirmation until Prof Ford has been heard.

The official claimed it was a "clever way" to continue negotiations "without committing to anything".

"I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents", Trump tweeted.

A Fox News poll released Sunday found 50 percent of voters, if they had a direct say, would vote against confirming him to the high court, while just 40 percent would back him.

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The curious tweet Friday night in which Sen.

Similarly, baby boomers typically recall exactly where they were and what they were doing the moment they heard of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, while members of the World War II generation never forget details of when they learned of the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.

'We've made important progress, ' said Ford's attorneys Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich.

"Senate Democrats rightly said that the Senate should not bully Dr. Ford ... the way to depoliticize that and ensure that is with an outside counsel", they said.

Earlier Saturday amid the latest deadline standoff Vice President Mike Pence called Kavanaugh "a man of integrity with impeccable credentials".

Max Young, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, said, "At approximately 2:30 Republicans sent her a proposal and gave her a 5 p.m. deadline".

Patience among Republicans, though, is running thin. They include Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge (the sort-of accomplice), Patrick "PJ" Smyth and now Leland Ingham Keyser.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) originally set the deadline for Ford to decide whether she would appear and testify at a scheduled hearing on September 24, for 10 a.m. on Friday.

With more than thirty-five years having gone by, one might understandably forgive Ms. Ford if she couldn't remember the identities of the other boys downstairs, particularly if they hadn't kept in touch over the decades.

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