Saturday, 24 August, 2019

Trump asks why Kavanaugh’s sexual assault accuser didn’t tell Federal Bureau of Investigation sooner

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in US Senate — reports Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to 'step up'
Patty Aguilar | 21 September, 2018, 20:42

President Donald Trump continues to support Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee for the Supreme Court, describing him at a rally in Las Vegas Thursday as "a great gentleman with an impeccable reputation".

'I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents, ' Trump tweeted Friday.

Katz added in her communication to the committee Thursday: "Dr. Ford has asked me to let you know that she appreciates the various options you have suggested". Blasey Ford is now refusing to show up.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reassured Republicans that Judge Brett Kavanaugh ― President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick now facing a sexual assault accusation ― will soon take his place on the highest court in the nation.

The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed a vote on Kavanaugh.

Ford has agreed to testify next week, if the Committee agrees to conditions, including that Kavanaugh must not be in the room while she answers questions. "He said judges don't wear red robes or blue robes; they wear black robes".

Committee Republicans are trying to secure a commitment from Ford to appear at a hearing on Monday.

The attorney said her client would prefer to wait for the FBI to investigate the accusation before agreeing to testify.

Kavanaugh flatly denied Ford's allegations: "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation". The Judiciary Committee reportedly also has volunteered to send investigators to Palo Alto, Calif., where Ford lives, to talk with her there outside the view of TV cameras. Ford's lawyers and Democrats on the panel want the FBI to investigate the charges. But both had previously stated that if Ford's allegations are true they'd be disqualifying - and their votes are enough to sink Kavanaugh's bid for the high court.

India calls off meeting with Pakistan, MEA says Pak's evil agenda exposed
In view of the changed situation, there will be no meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in NY . However, the MEA spokesperson said India's position on joining the SAARC summit in Islamabad remained unchanged.

HM Bark Endeavour may have been found off American coast
He later claimed the region for the British crown, despite the presence of large Indigenous communities. But it will still be some time until the true identity of the wreck is revealed.

IPhone XS Camera Tested By Former White House Photographer
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Asked if he would ask the FBI to open a deeper investigation, Trump said he was content to "let the senators do it".

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway says the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct should not be conflated with the assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his denial.

Ford, now 51, delivered the information in a letter to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Sen. She asserted that Republicans are rushing to confirm Kavanaugh because the court's "session is going to start in October and the President wants his guy there to, he hopes, help him evade criminal or civil proceedings".

Asking Kavanaugh to go first is "not doable" according to the source, noting he would need to respond to any new accusation that comes up at the hearing.

Democratic Senator Doug Jones said Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's high school friend, should be subpoenaed if he refuses to testify.

Kavanaugh was spotted at the White House on Thursday, and allies said he is eager to address the accusation.

President Trump accused Sen.

Speaking to conservatives Friday at the Family Research Council Values Voter Summit, McConnell bashed the former Obama administration, praised Trump and said the "stunningly successful" Kavanaugh would soon be on the Supreme Court.

By the time of the White House's response to TIME, Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, had already deleted his tweets from the previous evening which put forward a theory that a different Georgetown Prep student had assaulted Christine Blasey Ford and apologized for them, saying it was "an appalling and inexcusable mistake" to post them.

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