The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee rejected an ultimatum Friday, September 21 for testifying in the Senate after the USA president turned against her, claiming her accusation could not be true. But despite her blurry memory of certain details of the evening, she writes that she remembers in ideal detail what happened next.
Her lawyer has accused Republicans of trying to "bully" her with "arbitrary" and "aggressive" deadlines. A new date of Wednesday was offered, with an initial deadline to accept of 5:00 p.m., but after rejecting a series of Ford's lawyers controversial demands, a final extension of five hours was offered.
In an email to judiciary committee staff, Ford's lawyer Debra Katz called the deadline "aggressive and artificial". As more and more women are tweeting stories with the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport in the wake of the assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh, the actress, author, and daughter of Nancy and Ronald Reagan sheds light on the gray area for each individual and how they choose to process sexual assault.
On "America's Newsroom" on Friday, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said Ford should be given the opportunity to go on the record in a congressional hearing, but Republicans will make sure that hearing is not delayed.
The choice of a new justice for the Supreme Court is pivotal, as it often gives the final word on highly contentious laws and its nine judges have an vast impact on U.S. public life.
Then early Friday, Trump questioned Ford's credibility and challenged her to provide more evidence than the notes from a therapist reviewed by The Post. Thomas denied the allegation and was confirmed to the court.
The committee and the woman's lawyers have not yet agreed in negotiations over the terms of her appearance before the committee.
Ford, 51, says an inebriated Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed during a high school party in the 1980s, muffled her screams and tried undressing her before she escaped. It would be a major accomplishment, showing conservatives and Christian evangelicals why they had supported Trump for president in the first place.
Prof Ford, Judge Kavanaugh and his wife have all been receiving threats, as the case becomes increasingly contentious.
USA media report that the panel has now offered to hold the hearing next Wednesday.
Ivanka Trump has reportedly advised dad Donald Trump to "cut bait" and withdraw support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as a sexual assault allegation looms large over his confirmation proceedings.
A conservative strategist and defender of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh apologized Friday for making "an appalling and inexcusable mistake" when he claimed Thursday that Kavanaugh's accuser had misidentified her alleged assailant as Kavanaugh. Meanwhile, the impending midterm elections could change the political makeup of the Senate; if Democrats gain enough seats, they could block Kavanaugh without the help of Republican defectors.
"He is entitled to hear the full, detailed testimony of Dr Ford before he testifies", the letter said.
Mr. Trump has roiled his own party before in his handling of sexual misconduct allegations, often denigrating the accuser.
The tweet marked the first time Trump publicly referred to California college professor by name. She said she remembers being offered cocaine, which she is "90% sure" she declined.
Trump used a string of tweets to blame the entire row on "radical left wing politicians" seeking to "destroy and delay" Kavanaugh's confirmation.