Asked how Kavanaugh is doing since Ford went public with her story, a source close to Kavanaugh said the judge "remains steadfast in his denial and is determined not to let a single, unverified allegation overshadow his long judicial record and his lifetime of public service". Senators are expected to vote on Kavanaugh this Thursday, but an open investigation could stall the vote - certainly past the first Monday in October when the Supreme Court is due to meet, and perhaps even until after November's midterm elections, when Democrats hope to retake a majority in the House and Senate. But the president is predicting that it will "work out very well".
Donald Trump Jr posted an image to his Instagram account mocking Democrats and seeming to suggest the recent emergence of sexual assault allegations against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were a partisan-minded sabotage tactic from the left.
Responding to the latest developments in the Kavanaugh nomination, Foy had said, "It's disturbing that these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of a committee vote".
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, accompanied by Sen.
Ms Feinstein on Sunday called on the FBI to investigate Ms Ford's story "before the Senate moves forward on this nominee".
Grassley's office said Sunday that the committee is working to set up a time for a staff call with Ford.
The suit combines three requests that Democrats on the committee submitted in August to the National Archives, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Bush library for documents relating to the six years Kavanaugh spent at the Bush White House as senior associate counsel and staff secretary to the president. The attempted rape accusation comes only days before the Senate Judiciary Committee was slated to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
As of early Monday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination Thursday.
Debra Katz, a Washington attorney representing Ford, told news shows Monday that the accuser, now a 51-year-old research psychologist at Palo Alto University in California, is willing to testify about her allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the committee, said he would welcome hearing from Ford.
Kavanaugh again denied the accusations on Monday morning, in a statement issued by the White House.
"This is about turnout", Mary Anne Marsh, a Democratic strategist from MA, said in a phone interview with Mic of the allegations' impact on the November vote.
Ford has accused Kavanaugh, a conservative appeals court judge chosen by Trump for a lifetime job on the top US court, of trying to attack her and remove her clothing while drunk in 1982 in a Maryland suburb outside Washington when they were students in different high schools. To block Kavanaugh's confirmation, Senate Democrats will need to vote unanimously and secure the vote of at least two Republicans.
She described a high school party in the early 1980s at which a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, attempted to pull off her clothes, and covered her mouth as she tried to scream. Their fellow committee member Rhode Island Democratic Sen.
"Professor Christine Blasey Ford deserves to be heard and Judge Kavanaugh deserves a chance to clear his name", Manchin said. Both are under enormous pressure from outside groups who want them to oppose Kavanaugh on grounds that as a justice he could vote to undercut the Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in the U.S.
Trump is praising Kavanaugh as one of the finest people he's known.