Former classmate of Kavanaugh's denies being at party in sexual assault allegation

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Kavanaugh has stringently denied the allegation. Only if the White House "demands it" will the FBI investigate the claim, Carlson said.

Ford has not yet indicated whether she will appear at a hearing Monday. "She doesn't know how she got there, when it was and so that would logically be something where she would get questions".

All 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are men. Ford says a "stumbling drunk" Kavanaugh and a friend grabbed her at a high school party, when she was 15 and Kavanaugh 17; that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her; that he put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. Republicans said late Tuesday they were considering hiring outside attorneys, presumably including women, to question the witnesses.

"Honestly, I feel terribly for him", Trump said of Kavanaugh, "for his wife, who is an incredible, lovely woman, and for his attractive, young daughters".

Mr Trump spoke on Tuesday at a joint press conference with the president of Poland. "We've invited everybody", he said.

However, the public did not know Ford was Kavanaugh's accuser until she came forward in an interview with the Washington Post that was published on Sunday. A public hearing is scheduled for next Monday, and both Kavanaugh and Ford were expected to testify after both had indicated a willingness to do so.

Trump says he feels "terribly" for Kavanaugh, his wife "and for his handsome young daughters".

She was referring to the woman who testified in 1991 against Justice Clarence Thomas when he was a nominee over workplace sexual harassment claims.

It was thought that Ford had stated through her attorney Debra Katz that she was willing to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her allegations, but the conditions have changed. Their strategy appears to be centered on keeping the hearing to a limited "he said-she said" standoff that might embarrass, but not sink the nominee. But he stressed that, "Monday is her opportunity".

Republicans, who have rejected calls for an Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry, indicated that they would consider moving forward with the hearing Monday even if Ford didn't testify.

The reason so many people suspect that this could be a Hail Mary political pass to sink a Trump nominee is because Dianne Feinstein has behaved as if it is just that.

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And later that same month, a countermemo by Democrats on the same committee was declassified and released in redacted form . Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said Tuesday that he would prefer to keep the FISA documents on Page classified.

Committee chair Chuck Grassley declared a one-day hearing to include just Kavanaugh and Ford, to be followed by a vote two days later.

President Trump has ended what had been a notably restrained response to the accusation by Christine Blasey Ford that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago.

Democrats complain that Ms Ford was not consulted before the hearing was announced.

Grassley said he has not decided who would testify first but assumes Ford would. A spokesman for Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Republicans have "made contact with other alleged witnesses" for transcribed interviews.

Schumer said Democrats want more than two witnesses, including Mark Judge.

"The White House is walking a tightrope", said evangelist Robert Jeffress, a close confidante of Trump.

Judge goes on to say that he has no additional information to provide the committee and therefore, does "not want to speak publicly regarding the incidents described in Dr. Ford's letter". He says, "we want to hear both sides".

"I hope that each and every one of us will immediately denounce the horrific treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford". Kavanaugh has denied it.

Now the future of Kavanaugh's nomination rests largely on the shoulders of Collins, Murkowski and Sen.

Meanwhile, "Veep" actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and 200 other graduates of nearby Holton Arms School, an all-girls high school, have signed an open letter in support of Blasey Ford, a fellow alumna of the school.

The group released a letter Tuesday calling for a "thorough and independent investigation" before the Senate can vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.

Instead, they want the Federal Bureau of Investigation to examine Christine Blasey Ford's allegations, which Kavanaugh denies, to determine whether they are credible enough to cast doubt on Kavanaugh's fitness for office.

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