On Tuesday, Trump once again offered his support.
Dr. Blasey, thrust suddenly into a spotlight that she never sought, has been inundated with vulgar email and social media messages, and even death threats, according to a person close to her, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a private matter.
"Why didn't senator Feinstein bring this up at her meeting with judge Kavanaugh?" he said. However, after Republicans agreed that it was a good idea to hear from both her and Kavanaugh before moving to a vote, her lawyer released a statement yesterday saying Ford wanted the FBI to investigate before she testified.
"It would seem that the Federal Bureau of Investigation really doesn't do that", Trump said.
McCaskill said the recent sexual assault allegations were troubling, but she made her decision based on his position on dark money in campaigns, saying he's given "free reign" to anonymous donors and foreign governments to interfere with and influence elections. Indeed, as a classmate of mine and I were reminiscing and piecing things together the other day, we think we had more than a few beers before the banquet.
Feinstein said she did not disclose the allegation to the committee out of respect for Ford's request to remain anonymous.
"But I can only say this: He is such an outstanding man".
Showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser scheduled for next week
Fitzgerald and Kane are now speaking out as the bombshell allegations threaten to derail Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. Ford, whose identity was unknown until Sunday, had sent a letter to Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein in July.
President Donald Trump: "I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you". He said it was "very hard" for him to imagine that Kavanaugh had acted as Ford has described. "I just don't understand why the hearing shouldn't go forth". Trump enemies like Jeff Flake and Bob Corker have done everything they could to signal to Ford and her liberal friends that if she shows up on Monday and seems honest, there's a good chance they'll vote to blow Kavanaugh up.
President Trump did not refer to Kavanaugh's accuser by name, just calling her "the woman".
Listen to this carefully: If a woman is sexually assaulted by anyone, the assailant needs to be held accountable. Reminder: Kavanaugh's corroborating witnesses won't be called to speak either, and his are far more germane to the investigation than hers are.
The confirmation fight comes just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats seek to win control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans. THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS the Senate Judiciary Committee should ask Judge and Smyth, if they can be bothered to subpoena their testimony.
It turns out that Christine Blasey Ford actually isn't "willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth", after all.
Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, has accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her in the 1980s when both of them were in high school. In his statement, Smyth claims that he was not at the party Dr. Ford describes.
Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who is on the judiciary committee, said Republicans are "naturally" concerned about the optics of having only Republican men question Ford "because there's always a lot of prejudice in these matters".