Kavanaugh accuser 'ready to tell her truth' to senators, longtime friend says

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Brett Kavanaugh refuses. My client has offered to testify in front of the Senate committee.

Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court building holding signs with the image of Judge Brett Kavanaugh that read "Kava Nope" and "We Believe Christine Blasey Ford" on Capitol Hill in Washington, on September 24, 2018. I denied the allegation immediately, unequivocally, and categorically.

The allegations came hours before both Kavanugh and his original accuser, Dr Christine Blasey Ford, prepared to testify to the senate judiciary committee over allegations Ford was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in the presence of his best friend, author Mark Judge, in 1982.

Gov. Charlie Baker is calling on fellow Republicans not to proceed with a vote in the Senate to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

This new accusation is the fifth made against Kavanaugh: three others of a sexual nature and one of physical assault.

"I can always be convinced", Trump said at a press conference on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in NY, on the eve of a key Senate hearing at which a university professor accusing his nominee of assault will detail her allegations to lawmakers. Hanafin said that when he first met Ford, she was nervous, like most people who take polygraphs are.

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The FBI and a spokesman for the Senate Judiciary Committee did not immediately return requests for comment about the Times report. Ramirez, because she refused to talk to the committee". "They're going to do whatever they have to do, whatever it is they do".

But when it became clear Mr Kavanaugh was likely to be named to the court, Ms Ford said she faced a hard choice. "They know it is a big fat con job", Trump said.

"We're dealing with an anonymous letter about an anonymous person and an anonymous friend", he said. He has denied all the allegations.

Late Wednesday, photos of Ford taking the polygraph exam were sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"But let me tell you when it comes to this".

He said that a 35-year-old allegation should not become the new standard for withholding a nomination and that Democrats strategically dropped the accusation right before the hearing. "I have to watch tomorrow".

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is opening a hearing on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with an apology to both Kavanaugh and his accuser for the way they've been treated, saying they and their families have received "vile threats".