The F.B.I. will interview four witnesses about accusations of sexual assault against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as part of a background check.
Christine Blasey Ford’s emergence shows how pivotal the movement has become, and how its dynamics have threaded their way into American life.
Experts in the law said it would be hard for Judge Kavanaugh, if he is confirmed, to set aside his bitter experience in Senate hearings.
The Republican senator, confronted by angry women and frustrated Democrats, got a one-week delay for the F.B.I. to investigate sexual misconduct accusations.
Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, says he won’t vote for Kavanaugh in the full Senate without a week’s delay for an F.B.I. investigation.
At an extraordinary hearing that gripped the country, Dr. Blasey emotionally detailed the night she said Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.
Dr. Blasey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual misconduct claims against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
A new accuser and fresh evidence confronted the Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh before a make-or-break hearing with a woman who says he assaulted her.
President Trump said that his own opinion about Judge Kavanaugh’s case is affected by the many allegations of sexual misconduct that have been leveled against him.
The judge’s prepared statement for the Judiciary Committee was released, along with a handwritten calendar of a teenage Brett M. Kavanaugh that lists parties and beach getaways.
The Judiciary Committee released the handwritten calendar of a teenage Brett M. Kavanaugh, as well as affidavits from his accuser’s husband and friends.
The Republican, Senator Lisa Murkowski, said she was troubled by Christine Blasey Ford’s story: “It is about whether or not a woman who has been a victim at some point in her life is to be believed.”
The president disparaged a woman who accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her, saying she was “all messed up” and “drunk” at the time.
It was not immediately clear whether he expected to be fired by President Trump or whether he planned to resign.
The decision by the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, came after days of uncertainty over whether she would appear at a hearing and answer questions about her accusations of sexual assault.
In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.
Republicans say a hearing on Monday is Christine Blasey Ford’s only option. Her lawyer says a hearing with only her and Judge Kavanaugh “is not a fair or good faith investigation.”