Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Senate inquisitor gives Republicans tools to unpick Christine Blasey Ford assault claims

Senate inquisitor gives Republicans tools to unpick Christine Blasey Ford assault claims

Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT, said: "This vile, mocking attack on a credible, immensely powerfully eloquent survivor of sexual assault is a mark of disrespect and disregard not only for Dr Blasey Ford but the entire survivor community". The FBI is now undertaking an investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, at the request of Democrats on the committee and a few Republicans in the Senate, including Sen.

"There's no time and no place for remarks like that", Flake said in an interview with NBC News early Wednesday.

The idea that people in the USA are wrongfully "guilty until proven innocent" is an idea that wasn't manifesting itself politically on the right until last week, GOP pollster Frank Luntz told The Washington Post. It's just not right. I wish he hadn't. done it.

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a tweet that people can "decide who to believe" but everyone should stop the "personal attacks" against Ford, Kavanaugh and their families. "In fact, they basically refute what she has said or have never heard of such a party, didn't know anything about it - and in their subsequent Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews in the last 48 hours, they have confirmed that they do not know what she is talking about".

President Trump had previously been conciliatory toward Ford, calling her a "good witness" earlier on Tuesday and on Monday saying he respected her position very much. Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?

Murkowski said that Trump's remarks were "wholly inappropriate, and in my view unacceptable". Jeff Flake as he was boarding an elevator and, as CNN's cameras rolled, they accused the Arizona Republican of trying to silence sexual assault victims by supporting Judge Kavanaugh. Well, you think it was...?

"Well, do you think it was- nope, it was one beer".

"'How did you get home?' I don't remember".

And speaking at an event hosted by The Atlantic magazine, Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said he "didn't particularly like" the president's remarks, adding, "I would tell him, knock it off. That's the only thing I remember!"

"I don't know. I don't know", the President continued. What neighbourhood was it in?

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"Where's the house? I don't know!" 'Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?' I don't know.

"I had one beer".

In a separate remarks, the president's son Donald Trump Jr said he was more anxious for his sons than his daughters in the current climate which they see being tilted against men.

Meanwhile, President Trump, who had been somewhat restrained in his comments about all this, shifted course Tuesday at a political rally in MS, where he mocked Ford.

Susan Collins are the three GOP lawmakers still uncertain about their vote, joining two Democrats, Sens.

What does Prof Ford remember?

The president still believes Ford's testimony was "credible", Sanders said, but he also believes it is time for the Senate to vote.

She testified that it occurred in the summer of 1982. Meanwhile Rachel Mitchell, the sex-crimes prosecutor hired by the GOP to question Ford during last week's hearing, has released a memo that points to numerous inconsistencies in Ford's testimony.

The FBI has also questioned Deborah Ramirez, who says he exposed himself to her during a college party. "But the details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget".

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