Christine Blasey Ford remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers

Christine Blasey Ford remembers

The letter was the first time Ford says she told anyone other than her husband and therapist that Kavanaugh was the man who allegedly sexually assaulted her in high school in the early 1980s.

The ABA said the FBI should investigate the numerous sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

During his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Brett Kavanaugh defended his qualifications for the Supreme Court by repeatedly citing his support from the American Bar Association. "This confirmation process has become a national disgrace", he shouted into the microphone, as you can see in the above PBS NewsHour clip. "I spoke to somebody 38 years ago, and it may not be good", he said, adding: "The people that have complained to me about it the most about what's happening is women".

She said both agreed to keep the letter confidential, but it was leaked to media outlets on September 14.

"I believed he was going to rape me", Ford said. She is one of several women who have come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault.


Ford "was calm in a way every sexual assault victim is asked to be, lest they be written off as "unhinged" and "emotional" and, as a result, no longer credible", Campoamor said.

Ford was seated at a table in the packed hearing room flanked by her lawyers, facing a bank of senators.

To reinforce his point after both Blasey and Kavanaugh said with 100-percent certainty they were telling the truth, Dershowitz told a story about a rabbi: Acting as a marriage counselor, the rabbi hears the complaints of the wife and tells her she's right.

After the hearing, Judge issued a statement via his attorney, once again denying any recollection of the incident described by Ford.

"She thought these yearbook statements were - quote - horrible, hurtful and simply untrue", said Blumenthal.


She said she was terrified to come forward but did so because she felt it was her civic duty.

When it was Kavanaugh's turn to testify, he pushed back against Blumenthal's line of questioning.

"Judge Kavanaugh tearing up when mentioning his daughter conveyed a man who was feeling sorry for himself", Cunningham said. Amid the deluge of reaction on social media, one prominent observation: Ford, as a woman, would have been judged as a far weaker witness had she behaved as Kavanaugh did.

On his message for young men, Mr Trump said: "It's a very risky period in our country, and it's being perpetrated by some very evil people". "It's a job interview for Judge Kavanaugh".

Senior officials in the West Wing were openly complaining Thursday that the female prosecutor Republicans brought in to question Ford and Kavanaugh wasn't helpful.


In an election-season battle being waged along a polarized nation's political and cultural fault lines, Trump and most Republicans have rallied behind Kavanaugh, whose confirmation would provide a chance to cement the conservative majority of the court for a generation.

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