Kavanaugh hearings: Does panel need 'protocol' for sexual assault allegations?

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh waits to testify during his confirmation hearings earlier this month

Lawyers for Ford have said she wants to testify before a Senate panel next week, but only if her safety is guaranteed.

"I'm extending the deadline for response yet again to 10 o'clock this evening", Grassley said. Ford said she thought Kavanaugh "might inadvertently kill me" as he "was trying to attack me and remove my clothing".

"There are multiple witnesses whose names have appeared publicly and should be included in any proceeding", Ford's lawyer Lisa Banks said. Kavanaugh was seen at the White House on Thursday.

Trump's Friday morning outburst came after a White House official told Axios that they have been working hard to keep Trump from making insensitive comments and attacking the victim. "I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!"

"I was appalled by the president's tweet", said Sen.

"We know that allegations of sexual assault are some of the most under-reported crimes that exist".

So much about sexual assault is so complicated, but the claims the president made this week are not.

The Democrats, all of whom served as prosecutors or state attorneys general, noted that President George H.W. Bush asked the FBI to investigate after law professor Anita Hill raised allegations of sexual harassment against Judge Clarence Thomas in 1991.

Accused of sexual assault, his friends and former colleagues are now mounting a united defence, painting a portrait of an innocent family man.

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During a speech to conservative activists at the Values Voters Summit in Washington on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared determined to stay the course.

"You have stated repeatedly that Dr Ford wants to tell her story". "We're going to plow right through it, and do our job". McConnell responded affirmatively when asked if he had confidence that Kavanaugh would be confirmed, telling CNN, "Oh yeah". I don't think it's unusual at all that she didn't tell anyone back them. Ford says Judge was in the room, but Judge has denied the incident took place when they were all high school students.

Republicans are furious over what they say was the deliberate timing of the last-minute revelation of Ford's allegation, accusing Democrats of seeking to prevent the process from finishing before the November midterm elections, when Democrats hope to recapture at least one chamber of Congress.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, could ask President Trump to instruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation to become involved.

According to reports on Thursday, the Republicans are considering hiring a female outside litigator to handle the questioning, which would be televised nationally.

"Her strong preference continues to be for the Senate Judiciary Committee to allow for a full investigation prior to her testimony", the letter said.

Biden, who chaired the Thomas hearing and is considering running for president, said he regrets the way Hill was treated. Republicans can confirm President Donald Trump's nominee without any support from Democrats, but since the GOP only controls the chamber by 51-49, there is barely any room for Republicans to lose votes from their own ranks.

"The reason that we know that this allegation is false is because we know Brett Kavanaugh", Fagen said. Ford's lawyers said in a letter to Grassley on Tuesday she had faced "vicious harassment and even death threats" since coming forward on Sunday.

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