A centrist Democratic senator and two Republican colleagues argued Sunday that a decades-old sexual misconduct allegation against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh should have been raised sooner in the Senate and predicted it would not prevent the chamber from moving forward with his nomination to the Supreme Court. Ford provided the WaPo portions of the therapist's notes, which do not mention Kavanaugh's name but say she was attacked by students "from an elitist boys' school" who went on to become "highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington".
Ford's allegations follow what was reported by the New Yorker on Friday: At a party in high school, Kavanaugh and a schoolmate (both of whom vehemently deny the allegations) got her into a room.
Ford told the Post she made a decision to come forward after watching portions of her story come out without her permission.
The attack took place in Maryland.
With his pal watching, Kavanaugh grinded his body against hers and tried to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it, Ford told the paper.
"I thought he might inadvertently kill me", Ford told the Post. "Sixty-five senators met individually with Judge Kavanaugh during a almost two-month period before the hearing began, yet Feinstein didn't share this with her colleagues ahead of many of those discussions". Feinstein has give the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it", the Post wrote.
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Reporters, Ford said, had begun to make contact with her after the anonymous description emerged. The Senate Judiciary Committee has set its vote on his nomination for this coming Thursday.
In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her. "I never saw anything like what was described", Judge told the newspaper at the time.
Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, has flatly denied the accusations in statements issued through the White House.
A Palo Alto University psychology professor, Christine Ford, has come forward to the Washington Post with her allegations about Brett Kavanaugh.
As to whether Republicans knew about the allegation in advance and had the letter from the 65 Kavanaugh high school contemporaries "in the can", Grassley's office said no.
A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent administered a polygraph test in August, and concluded that she was being truthful, the Post reported. Equally awful was the recent op-ed from a White House insider underscoring President Donald Trump's incompetence.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer echoed Feinstein's statement, saying that Grassley "must postpone the vote until, at a very minimum, these serious and credible allegations are thoroughly investigated".
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