High drama in Senate as Kavanaugh-Ford hearing nears

High drama in Senate as Kavanaugh-Ford hearing nears


PROVIDENCE, I’M ALEXANDRA LESLIE, EYEWITNESS NEWS. (DN) IT’S BEEN 11 DAYS SINCE CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD WENT PUBLIC WITH HER SEXUAL ASSAULT ACCUSATIONS AGAINST SUPREME COURT NOMINEE BRETT KAVANAUGH. (PL) AND LATER THIS MORNING — BOTH WILL TELL THEIR STORIES TO THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER MICHAELA MACDONALD IS LOOKING AHEAD FOR US. (MAC) DANIELLE AND PATRICK— THE HEARING WILL BEGIN AT 10 OCLOCK THIS MORNING. CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD WILL GIVE HER TESTIMONY FIRST. DR FORD– A CALIFORNIA PROFESSOR— IS EXPECTED TO GIVE PREPARED TESTIMONY ABOUT THE TIME SHE SAYS SHE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY SUPREME COURT NOMINEE BRETT KAVANAUGH BACK IN THE 1980S— WHEN THE TWO WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL. FORD WILL THEN BE QUESTIONED BY THE 21 MEMBER COMMITTEE. THEN KAVANUAGH WILL TAKE HIS TURN IN THE HOT SEAT. FORD IS ONE OF THREE WOMEN TO GO ON RECORD WITH ACCUSATIONS AGAINST KAVANAUGH. BRETT KAVANAUGH HAS DENIED THESE ALLEGATIONS AND IN HIS PREPARED TESTIMONY CALLS THESE LAST MINUTE SMEARS. LAST NIGHT— A CLAIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT INVOLVING KAVANAUGH, TIED TO RHODE ISLAND WAS QUICKLY RECANTED. EYEWITNESS NEWS SPOKE WITH THE HEAD OF DAY ONE– A LOCAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AND TRAUMA CENTER — ABOUT THESE PUBLIC CASES. “Whether it’s the Kavanaugh case, whether it’s the Cosby case, whether it’s people no one has even heard of, the victim needs to be in the driver’s seat, and have the right to report, have the right to tell what happened, have the right to get the support to go through what is a grueling process, (MM) AND RHODE ISLAND SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE — WHO SITS ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SENT OUT THIS TWEET — SAYING…. #KAVANAUGH MUST WITHDRAW, OR @FBI MUST INVESTIGATE. THERE IS NO DECENT THIRD OPTION. (MAC) AGAIN, KAVANAUGH HAS DENIED ALL OF THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HIM. AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS WHILE HE WILL LISTEN TO FORD’S TESTIMONY TODAY, HE ADDED THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE DESTROYED KAVANAUGH’S REPUTATION. MM EYN (PL)

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