Accuser of Trump's high court nominee willing to testify: Email

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh left with Republican senator Chuck Grassley. AFP

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh left with Republican senator Chuck Grassley. AFP

The classmate also tweeted, according to NBC News, that she deleted the Facebook post "because it served its goal and I am now dealing with a slew of requests for interviews ..."

President Donald Trump says "we'll have to make a decision" if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's sexual-assault accuser "makes a credible showing" before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "We'll have to make a decision", he told reporters.

Ford's lawyers have said she's received death threats. "Very hard for me to imagine that anything happened".

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 6 for the third day of his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.

Miranda says in high school she played soccer with Ford - whom she refers to as Chrissy - and that she continues to support her. Miranda added that despite not knowing specifics of what went on at the party three decades ago, she remembers that there was a "buzz" that went around the weekend of the party in question about an alleged incident involving students from her school and Kavanaugh's. Trump and Senate Republicans have been emphatic that an FBI renewal of its background checks on Kavanaugh won't happen, saying an investigation by committee staff - which Democrats are boycotting - is sufficient.

Committee Democrats have not participated and want Federal Bureau of Investigation involvement.

Judge Thomas was narrowly confirmed and he remains a Supreme Court justice.

Republicans, some of whom see the allegations as a stalling tactic by Democrats to thwart the 53-year-old Kavanaugh's confirmation, have been pushing to confirm Kavanaugh before November's midterm elections, when they could lose their 51-49 majority control of the Senate. Gillibrand said Republicans want a "he said, she said" scenario because men are usually believed.

"Even what she's done so far would impact my thinking, but not almost as much as if she sat there and I had a chance to question her", Bredesen said. "If she shows up that would be wonderful".

Republicans are rejecting Ford's call for an FBI investigation, putting the onus back on her to decide whether she'll testify anyway.




That underscores a desire to avoid antagonising female voters at a time when the #MeToo movement has made sexual abuse a major political dynamic.

Signalling that the GOP remained determined to move ahead, Sen.

Ms Collins and Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski are moderate Republicans who have voted with Democrats in the past, making them possible swing votes when it comes to Judge Kavanaugh.

The U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh appeared increasingly imperiled Wednesday, in the wake of allegations of sexual assault against him.

Kavanaugh, 53, has vehemently denied the allegations.

Last week, the US President's candidate said he "categorically and unequivocally" denies the allegations.

In a separate letter to Democrats, Grassley wrote that committee aides were "even willing to fly to California, or anywhere else, to meet her". "She is now unable to go home, and is receiving ongoing threats to her and her family's safety". "Her email has been hacked, and she has been impersonated online", Katz and Banks said in their letter.

Ford initially agreed to testify before the committee, but later backtracked.

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY says Republicans are "bullying" a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

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