Kavanaugh Accuser Open To Testifying About Sexual Assault Allegations

Trump's tweet marked a sharp break from the days after the accusation first surfaced, during which he refrained from attacking Christine Blasey Ford, a professor in California, and said she deserved to be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

But the White House would have to ask for it.

Speaking to the Washington Post, Eschoo said: 'It was more than obvious to me that she bore the scars of what she had been subjected to.

Senate Republicans and Ford are negotiating the terms under which she might testify under oath next week.

'I think Congress now need to make sure they get the facts and not hold these false hearings. Almost 3 in 10 say they don't know if Kavanaugh should be confirmed.

"As you are aware, she has been receiving death threats, which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and she and her family have been forced out of their home", it said. Ford has demanded that the hearing be scheduled for Thursday, which the source said is still among the things under negotiation. Multiple news reports on Thursday indicated a female special counsel was being considered to questioning Ford instead of the committee.

The GOP is defending House and Senate majorities in the election, and though Trump is not on the ballot November 6, the contest is widely considered a referendum on his stewardship.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to continue to "plow right through" Brett Kavanaugh's hard Supreme Court nomination.

CNN reported earlier Thursday that Trump has bragged about the positive coverage he's received for his handling of Kavanaugh's accuser, according to multiple sources.

Neighbors previously told DailyMail.com that they too believe her and insisted that she would have no reason to invent the story.

The accusations from Christine Blasey Ford, denied vehemently by Kavanaugh, threaten to slow his Senate confirmation vote, with Democrats saying the FBI should investigate the charges, a demand that is not gaining traction among Republicans. Republicans in the Senate are insisting she testify Monday - either publicly or privately. At the same time, this is not a criminal proceeding against Kavanaugh, where the inability to recall precisely where the event took place and various small conflicts would at the very least raise a reasonable doubt. Borys says someone with a background in psychology - like Ford's - may have a heightened self awareness about her experience and feelings, meaning she may not be as triggered when she testifies. So does Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on that committee. All of the Republicans on the panel are men, and the committee is known to be concerned about the optics of having questions from the GOP side come only from men. "They've delayed it a week already".

"It's tricky, perilous business", said Democratic strategist Jim Manley, a former Senate aide who handled Senate Judiciary confirmations. His Republican party accuses the Democrats of using Ford as a last-minute spoiler to try and wreck Kavanaugh's path to the highest court, where he would tilt the bench firmly to the right for possibly years to come.

  • Rogelio Becker