The attorney for Christine Ford, who has now gone public with accusations of attempted sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said on Monday that her client is willing to testify publicly.
During an interview on NBC’s “Today,” attorney Debra Katz said that Ford will testify in public before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her encounter with Kavanaugh, whom she claims tried to rape her when they were both in high school.
“She clearly considers this an attempted rape,” Katz said. “She believes that if it were not for the severe intoxication of Brett Kavanaugh, she would’ve been raped.”
However, Katz said that no one has so far asked her to testify before the Senate about Kavanaugh.
Katz went on to say that her client is willing to go public despite the major toll it will likely take on her and her family.
“Yesterday was quite a roller coaster,” Katz explained. “There was a great deal of support that came her way, but there was also the kind of threatening behavior that she feared most by coming forward.”
“Is your client willing to testify before the Judiciary Committee publicly and tell this story?” –@savannahguthrie
“She is. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth.” -Debra Katz, attorney for Kavanaugh accuser pic.twitter.com/V3BRF43nGK
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 17, 2018
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Under Threat of Expulsion Cory Booker Says He Is Releasing Confidential Kavanaugh Email GOP Tried to Hide
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) Thursday morning announced he is releasing a confidential email from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the GOP has tried to hide from the Judiciary Committee and the American public. By doing so he is opening himself up to expulsion from the Senate, he acknowledged.
Senator Booker characterized the email as being about racial profiling.
The Judiciary Committee has allowed a private attorney who once worked for Kavanaugh and currently represents several current or former Trump administration officials to determine whether or not Kavanaugh’s documents are to be classified as “committee confidential,” meaning they cannot be seen by the Senators, or released to the public.
Some of these documents are being claimed by Republicans, including the private attorney, Bill Burke, to be “confidential” because they relate to national security, related to the Bush administration.
Senator Booker says they have nothing to do with national security.
“I openly accept the consequences. I am releasing it to expose that emails being withheld have nothing to do the national security.”
“I recognize it comes with the penalty of expulsion from the Senate,” Senator Booker told the committee.
Day 3 of Kavanaugh hearing begins w/@CoryBooker vowing to release confidential Kavanaugh emails — even if it means he’s ejected from the Senate!
“I openly accept the consequences. I am releasing it to expose that emails being withheld have nothing to do the national security.” pic.twitter.com/bFtwg2tGx0
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 6, 2018
Minutes later, Sen. Booker told Republican Senators, “Bring the charges.”
All Democrats on the Judiciary Committee say they are willing to face expulsion over the Republicans’ hiding of documents.
‘It’s a Garbage Book and You’re a Garbage Person’: Sean Spicer Had a Book Signing. It Didn’t Go Well.
Sean Spicer had a book signing in New York City Wednesday evening. It didn’t go well.
As video posted by ThinkProgress journalist Aaron Rupar shows, the disgraced former White House press secretary for President Donald Trump was mercilessly heckled and it was all caught on tape.
“Hey Sean, you’re a real piece of garbage and I hope you look around and see all these empty seats,” the man shouted inside the historic Union Square Barnes & Noble. “And I hope you realize in even in New York City, people will not come and pay money to hear you speak.”
“It’s a garbage book and you’re a garbage person,” he continued shouting, as security removed him. “You lied as press secretary. Now you’re lying in your book.”
A source in Brooklyn sent me this video of Sean Spicer getting heckled at a book signing in NYC tonight pic.twitter.com/gDHLL95zui
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 26, 2018
Spicer’s book, “The Briefing,” has been hit was negative reviews and called out for basic factual errors.
The heckler is not the only person giving Spicer a hard time.
On Tuesday a BBC News anchor in a lengthy interview pummeled Spicer, accurately charging that he “corrupted discourse for the entire world by going along with” Donald Trump’s “lies.”
“You played with the truth, you led us down a dangerous path,” the BBC’s Emily Maitlis also told Spicer, who apparently was not prepared for the confrontation.
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