Trump performs his best material, but fails on Kavanaugh


Results of a polygraph test taken by Judge Brett Kavanaugh accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, indicate her responses to the two questions asked of her about her sexual assault allegations against him to be "not indicative of deception", according to the report on the polygraph.

Kavanaugh, who denies the allegations made by Ford and by two other women who have come forward, will also testify himself on Thursday, although he will not be in the room when Ford is speaking.

Ford alleges that Kavanaugh pinned her down at a party and covered her mouth while trying to remove her clothes.

Ford has said she was afraid of being raped or accidentally killed by the allegedly drunk Kavanaugh.

Julie Swetnick said she saw Kavanaugh engage in sexually abusive behavior as a teenager and claimed she had been gang-raped at a party he attended in the early 1980s.

Kavanaugh's confirmation would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court, as Trump moves to shift it and the broader federal judiciary to the right.

In the past month, three women have publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Kavanaugh has flatly, and repeatedly, denied the charge, in letters to the White House and during interviews in recent days with Judiciary Committee staff.

Mitchell is a Republican expected to question both Kavanaugh and his accuser at Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Democrats have continued calling for delays to the hearing and the committee vote until the FBI investigates allegations against Kavanaugh. "This was an extremely hard thing for me to do, but I felt I couldn't NOT do it", she said.

"They're setting it up to be that", she said. "And no, I've never done anything like that".

"It's possible I'll hear that and say, 'hey, I'm changing my mind, ' " Trump said of the anticipated testimony.

The allegations against Kavanaugh have cast a cultural spotlight on his nomination in light of the "Me Too" movement.

Swetnick claims that both Kavanaugh and his close school friend Mark Judge engaged in "highly inappropriate" conduct which included being "overly aggressive with girls".

Sen. Susan Collins was tight-lipped Wednesday after fresh allegations surfaced against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. In the battle over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the outcome each party respectively wants may hurt them in November's elections. I drank beer with my friends, usually on weekends.

"It seems to me that that's what's happened, and that's correct, and that's what needs to happen here as well", she said.

Gaithersburg High School said that Swetnick said she graduated in 1980 and that the school would not have any other statements. I don't know what they're referring to, ' he said.

Each of the 11 Republican senators and each of the 10 Democratic senators on the committee will have a chance to ask five minutes of questions, Grassley said. Republicans plan to vote on Kavanaugh less than 24 hours later on Friday, though that could be postponed.