"My motivation in coming forward was to provide the facts about how Mr. Kavanaugh's actions have damaged my life, so that you can take that into serious consideration as you make your decision about how to proceed", Ford said in prepared testimony to the committee. Neither the senators on the Judiciary Committee nor the American people will be able to say that they have seen enough evidence to be able to judge these claims fairly, because the claims are allergic to evidence and the hearing itself is a farce.
The report as read said when the man learned of the assault, "he and another individual went to the harbor, located the boat the victim had described and physically confronted the two men, leaving them with significant injuries".
Lawyers for Ford say they have submitted sworn affidavits to the committee from four people who say she told them that Kavanaugh had assaulted her in high school. Ford said she escaped after she and Kavanaugh tumbled off the bed.
Regarding the new allegation, Grassley said, "we have had accusation after accusation after accusation". "I'm going to be watching, believe it or not", Trump said of the hearing, which is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET. And I just wanted to let you know, I'm very sorry. "My responsibility is to tell the truth".
The committee also announced that Blasey Ford would be questioned by an expert sex crimes prosecutor.
The White House and some Senate Republicans have urged Kavanaugh to drop his calm, lawyerly demeanor, on display in the confirmation hearing and a Fox News interview this week, and flash some anger at the allegations he faces.
"The Republicans could not be nicer, could not be more respectful to the process, certainly could not be more respectful to the woman and I'm OK with that", Trump said, before adding: "I think I might have pushed it forward a lot faster".More news: Intelligence Group Claims Spy Poisoning Suspect is Highly Decorated Russian Colonel
Julie Swetnick, represented by celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, came forward on Wednesday with a signed declaration claiming she witnessed a teenage Kavanaugh and his friends spike the drinks of girls at parties to facilitate their "gang rape" by a "train" of men.
He decried the "media circus" around the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh and said the nominee and Dr Ford had been through a bad couple of weeks since she leveled her accusation. "I'm going to work toward ensuring this never happens again", Grassley said back then.
"It could take place Friday, or it could not". "Brett laid on top of me and tried to remove my clothes while groping me".
The declarations will be used by Ford's attorneys during a committee hearing on Thursday that could determine the fate of Kavanaugh's embattled nomination.
Ramirez's lawyer, John Clune, said in television interviews on NBC and CBS on Wednesday that she has not been invited to speak to senators.
Design agency Godfrey Dadich Partners says the ad was crafted in the same style as a 1991 full-page ad where 1,600 black women showed support for Anita Hill as she accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.
Kavanaugh's response to the committee investigators on the anonymous accusation was: "We're dealing with an anonymous letter about an anonymous person and an anonymous friend". Judge was a high school classmate of Kavanaugh. Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, told The New Yorker magazine that Kavanaugh caused her to touch his penis at a party when both were Yale freshmen.