(Given that the Intercept and BuzzFeed are both online-only outlets, I'd guess the leaker trended younger.) And the very obvious reason they did so was because they were frustrated that Feinstein had held this weapon for two months and never used it, even during the closed session of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, leaving him on track to join the Court before the end of the month.
Prof Ford and the Senate Judiciary Committee are engaged in a stand-off, and time is running out, the BBC's Gary O'Donoghue reports from Washington.
The Monday date "is not possible and the committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event", Blasey Ford's lawyers said.
What are Ford's lawyers saying?
By contrast, Kavanaugh expressed eagerness to defend himself further after having already done so to Judiciary Committee staff behind closed doors and stated he was willing to conduct the additional hearing as early as this past Tuesday. "Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation", she said in the September 16 story.
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Anita Hill, whose allegation Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her prompted a similar hearing in 1991, told ABC on Wednesday that the Judiciary Committee could be holding "just a sham proceeding" next week without the FBI investigation Ford wants. Republicans have addressed the allegation by setting a tentative hearing on Monday featuring testimony from Ford and the Supreme Court nominee. "George H.W. Bush requested that the F.B.I. look into her claims, and they did", Mystal wrote.
"The FBI does not make a credibility assessment of any information it receives with respect to a nominee". He said that Ford and her attorneys have until Friday to commit to appear at a hearing that could take place Monday about these allegations. In her Twitter post, Mendoza explained that the video was to show that "millions of us have your back". Kavanuagh has repeatedly denied the allegations. "I sincerely hope that Dr Ford will accept my invitation to do so, either privately or publicly, on Monday".
What is the allegation against the judge?
Ford has said she wants the FBI to investigate her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s.
Ford claims Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party when they were in high school.
Ford wrote that Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom along with another male companion. He says the Federal Bureau of Investigation has already done at least six background checks on Kavanaugh in his political career as he's moved up in the judicial ladder. "I hope Republican voters, and others, are watching, and studying, the Democrats Playbook". The president also called the treatment of Kavanaugh "very unfair" and said that his nominee is "such an outstanding man, it's very hard for me to imagine anything happened". "I can't say that it did or didn't".More news: Tennessee already seeing flu cases...get those shots now
Republicans have largely stood by Mr Kavanaugh's denials. "We will confirm Judge Kavanaugh".
Lisa Banks, one of Ms. Blasey Ford's attorneys, did not answer The Times' questions about her client's Dewey Beach past.
Ford's accusation has upended his previously smooth confirmation process for Kavanaugh - and thrust the often low-key Hirono, 70, into the spotlight as one of the most outspoken senators in Ford's defense.
Grassley also asked Feinstein to send him a copy of the original, unredacted letter from Ford.
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