WASHINGTON (AP) Christine Blasey Fords lawyers said Wednesday they have given the Senate sworn affidavits from four people who say she told them well before Brett Kavanaughs Supreme Court nomination that she had been sexually assaulted when she was much younger.
And according to all four, she either named Kavanaugh as the assailant or described the attacker as a federal judge.
At the U.N., meanwhile, President Donald Trump said on the eve of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Kavanaugh and Ford that Republicans have been nice and respectful in their treatment of Ford. He described his nominee as a real gem and said he probably would have pushed for faster confirmation rather than waiting for Fords testimony.
In one of the affidavits, family friend Keith Koegler said he wrote to Ford in a June 29 email, I remember you telling me about him, but I dont remember his name, family friend Keith Koegler wrote to Ford in a June 29 email, according to his statement. Do you mind telling me so I can read about him?
Brett Kavanaugh, Ford responded by email, according to Koegler, her sons baseball team coach.
The affidavits signed Monday and Tuesday of this week could give more weight to Fords story on the eve of her testimony and Kavanaughs expected denial before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Republicans are concerned that, win or lose, the battle over Kavanaughs nomination is further animating women already inclined to vote against Trumps party in Novembers elections.
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