Mark Judge has no memory of the alleged sexual assault committed by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he said in a letter Tuesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senate Republicans, in an effort to confirm Brett Kavanaugh before the next Supreme Court session begins October 1, have made a counteroffer to Christine Blasey Ford, the psychology professor who has accused nominee Brett Kavanaugh, without corroboration, of sexually assaulting her when both were in high school 36 years ago.
However, it is unclear whether Ford will appear at the scheduled hearing as the committee has not yet received a reply to Grassley's invitation. "So it kind of raises the question.do they want to come to (the) publichearing or not?"
"If they don't want to follow what has been done for decades - where you have allegations like this and both parties say, "well let's get to the bottom of it" - if they want to cover it up, they have the ability to do so", Leahy said.
Originally anonymous, Ford was the author of a letter given to Representative Anna Eshoo, and later Senator Dianne Feinstein, in which she spelled out her accusations against Kavanaugh.
According to Ms Blasey Ford's lawyer, she will not appear in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.
"I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone", Kavanaugh said on Monday.More news: Maroon 5 To Headline Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show
Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she was appalled by Trump's tweet.
The committee, Hill explains, still lacks a protocol for properly handling sexual harassment and assault claims that pop up during confirmation hearings, which she says suggests it hasn't learned much since the Thomas hearing.
Ford told the Post that during a pool party in suburban Maryland, Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her down on a bed and groped her, trying to remove her one-piece bathing suit and other clothing.
Ford's lawyers responded on Tuesday, saying that she would not testify publicly until a "full investigation by law enforcement officials" had been completed. "However, I grew up hearing stories like hers, and believe her completely".
Democrats have felt a lot more confident in recent days that Kavanaugh's nomination could be toast, but that newfound optimism might evaporate if Ford decides not to attend the hearing.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has been one to say that the FBI "does not do investigations like this". They say the White House counsel directed the FBI to investigate when Hill accused Thomas of sexual harassment.
GOP leaders threw out those plans and agreed to reconvene next week to hear from Kavanaugh, who denies the allegations, and Ford.