The details on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s allegations

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Many of us have watched the news diligently to see if the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing outcome will be another success story for the rising #MeToo movement.   

Yet, for some, we may not have had a keen eye on the happenings surrounding this notable case.  

Here are some of the key facts as of today:  

When the announcement of Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme court nomination by President Donald Trump came forward, the celebrations were rather subdued.  

Unbeknown to Kavanaugh, a Prof. Christine Blasey Ford in July, confidentially brought her accusation to the attention of Senator Dianne Feinstein.  

The accusation was leaked on the eve of Kavanaugh’s nomination.   

The professor alleges that Kavanaugh and a friend of hisconservative writer Mark Judge, in 1982, sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers.  

Kavanaugh, who was intoxicated, along with his friend pinned Ford to a bed and proceeded to grope her, covering her mouth while she tried to scream.   

During the hearing, one of the many theories explored was on Ford having been assaulted by a man other than Kavanaugh.  

Senator Dick Durbin questioned Ford’s certainty on Kavanagh’s identity as the assailant, prefacing the questioning by saying, “A polished liar can create a seamless story, but a trauma survivor cannot be expected to remember every detail”.  

Ford replied, “100 percent” it was Kavanaugh.  

The FBI continues to look into renewed sexual misconduct allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.  

In his testimony against the allegations and hearing process Kavanaugh said, "This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election." 

Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting,” tweeted President Donald Trump in support of Kavanaugh. “Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. 

Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination voting has been postponed until the verdict from the FBI investigation is established. 

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