Trump said Ford "deserves" to be heard and should have an opportunity to share her story at a high-stakes hearing scheduled for Monday, which was thrown into turmoil when her lawyers requested an FBI investigation before she testifies. Republicans are anxious to move ahead to a vote by the committee, where they hold an 11-10 majority, and then by the full Senate, which they control, 51-49. Politico, citing an unnamed source, said Ford's lawyers wanted Kavanaugh to appear first. He said the committee is investigating Ford's accusation against Kavanaugh, but that "we have no power to commandeer an Executive Branch agency into conducting our due diligence". A flood of anti-Kavanaugh protesters also descended on Capitol Hill Thursday while more Senate offices reported receiving threats related to the nomination.
Blasey Ford, however, announced that she could not make it to the Monday hearing on the set date and would testify later in the week. Judge has told the committee he does not recall the incident and does not want to speak publicly. Assessing them would be not just the committee's 21 senators -only four of whom are women, all Democrats - but also millions of viewing voters.
The federal appellate judge was accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford three decades ago at a party when they were in high school, and as Wednesday progressed, partisan lines on the best way forward began to emerge. "It's so obvious that these tactics are used just days before a very important event like a confirmation-it's right in the midst of the confirmation hearing-but these come up right before an election or a confirmation, and I think the Republicans need to take a stand".
In an interview with The Associated Press, she says she has talked to men who were happy she said that, because they want to be part of the movement too. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to testify Monday.
"No one should make light of this situation", wrote Flake, who is retiring from the Senate at the end of his term. "They become the victim in the hearing".
Ford contends that in the 1980s, Kavanaugh groped her, attempting to take off her clothes while Judge was present.
What did Dr Ford's lawyer say?
"We got a little hiccup here with the Kavanaugh nomination, we'll get through this and we'll get off to the races", he said in a call with fellow Republicans, the Nevada Independent reports.
Several hours later, Judiciary wrote again to Katz, attaching a formal letter from Grassley inviting Ford to testify. Vice President Mike Pence would break a tie. "Fairness and respect dictate that she should have time to deal with this".
In a letter to Prof Ford's legal team, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said "it is not the FBI's role to investigate a matter such as this". But that wording fell short of a non-negotiable demand.
Kavanaugh has issued a short statement "categorically and unequivocally" denying the allegation. Trump refrained from tweeting about his nominee.
"Judge Kavanaugh has not asked to have the FBI investigate these claims".
Trump went on to suggest that he already considers Kavanaugh likely to surmount the row and be confirmed to the lifetime appointment. "He's going for the Supreme Court".
The BFR will stand about 387 feet (118 meters) tall, and both its rocket and spaceship components will be reusable. Maezawa will fly on Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s BFR rocket on the trip in 2023, Musk announced Monday.
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The way Arsenal play they don't do clean sheets, so I am going to go for a 2-1 win and Mkhitaryan to score first. However, he will be unable to call upon injured duo Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny for the match .
Win McNamee/Getty ImagesSupreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home September 19, 2018 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The supporters added Ford's decision to come forward is "not a partisan act" but rather an "act of civic duty", CNN reported.
Express Scripts' stock price rose nearly 4% and Cigna's rose 1.4% in the wake of the Justice Department's approval. Cigna's stock was trading upward at $199 by mid-morning Tuesday, and Express Scripts' was trading at $95.59.
At least 37 people have been rescued, authorities said, but further efforts have been halted until dawn tomorrow (Friday). Almost 200 people died in 2011 when the MV Spice Islander I sank off Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast near Zanzibar.
Are you planning to use it without a protective case? Provided restaurants are open, Deliveroo will then bring you your food. The new Apple iPhone Xs will start from R22,000 in South Africa - and the iPhone Xs Max will set you back R24,000.
NASA just released the first science image captured by Tess, though it was actually taken in early August. TESS will scan a much larger region of the sky than Kepler did - and one that is closer to Earth.
Think twice before starting to take daily aspirin
Daily aspirin is recommended for people between 50 and 69 if they are at increased risk of heart disease, according to the U.S. Sure, it can help your headache, but aspirin can also prevent heart attacks, strokes, maybe even cancer, maybe even dementia.
Amazon Launches New Online Store for Small Businesses
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Captain Marvel's first trailer is finally out!
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