Kavanaugh says allegations are 'calculated' hit

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Much is already known about Thursday's hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee: Christine Blasey Ford will say Kavanaugh held her down and tried to disrobe her at a party when they were teenagers.

Each of the men described "in some detail" their recollection of their encounter with Ms. Blasey Ford, the GOP staff said in a memo late Wednesday, less than 12 hours before Ms. Blasey Ford is slated to testify about her memories of the assault. "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". "The details that bring me her are ones I will never forget". "I have a lot of facts, evidence, that what she's saying is not true at all". But I was not flawless in those days, just as I am not ideal today.

"I was not ideal in those days, just as I am not flawless today", Kavanaugh will state.

She told the committee that Kavanaugh barricaded her in a bedroom at a house party during high school and got on top of her and assaulted her.

The accusations were later steadfastedly denied by Kavanaugh in a separate hearing before the committee, with the judge telling senators that he would "not be intimidated into withdrawing from [the confirmation] process".

The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman not looking his best today. She was accompanied by "at least" 15 friends, according to reporters in the room, including friends who traveled to DC from California for moral support. Republicans, therefore, are anxious to get to the climactic vote, while Democrats insist there should be a time-out to investigate the women's allegations.

Republicans are looking for Kavanaugh to cement a conservative majority on the court, while Democrats say he could provide the fifth vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. Kavanaugh has adamantly denied the allegations, which he said were "from The Twilight Zone", and says he doesn't know who Swetnick is.

She said that over the years, she convinced herself that because she was not raped, she should just pretend that it did not happen.

Chris Wallace said Christine Blasey Ford's statement and testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee has been a "disaster" for Republicans.

Asked Thursday by attorney Rachel Mitchell at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing if Ford had any help, Ford answered flatly, "No".

The United States Capitol Police has confirmed that 57 people were arrested for protesting Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination near the Supreme Court building Thursday afternoon. "I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty", she said.

She described being "underneath one of them" as the two laughed.

Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself during a drunken dormitory party during the 1983-84 academic year when both attended Yale University.

In the room, with Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge, she said, a drunk Kavanaugh "groped me and tried to take off my clothes".

The 11 Republican and 10 Democratic members of the panel will have five minutes each to question Ford and Kavanaugh in alternating turns.

"This is not a trial for Dr. Ford; it's a job interview for Mr. Kavanaugh", Feinstein said before Dr. Ford began her testimony.