"Obviously, if Judge Kavanaugh has lied about what happened that would be disqualifying", Collins said, but she added that she had spoken to Kavanaugh on the phone Friday and he had emphatically denied the allegations.
Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana told reporters the public session would be a "full opportunity" for both to be heard. Katz said, "I would say no one in their right mind regardless of their motive would want to inject themselves into this process and face the kind of annihilation that she will be subjected to by those who want this nominee to go through".
NARAL Pro-Choice America, another major organization on the left fighting against Kavanaugh's nomination, released two new online ads Monday targeting Heller and Maine Sen. "I mean, she's shown some very incredible courage even coming in here and we're dealing with a nominee whose veracity is already an issue".
Ford said the schoolmate jumped on top of them, which somehow allowed her to escape. Early Monday afternoon, the Maine Republican tweeted, "Professor Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should both testify under oath before the Judiciary Committee".
President Trump on Monday (Tuesday NZT) told reporters that "if it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay" to vet the allegations against Kavanaugh, who is now a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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In Hong Kong , where a monumental cleanup operation was under way, the costs will be substantial, according to Swiss Re Institute. About 63,000 people have been affected, and the damage has not yet been fully assessed as numerous worst-hit areas are rural.
The allegation now threatens to inject a potentially heated "he said-she said" battle into the looming midterm congressional elections, with Republican control of the House of Representatives and the Senate at stake.
"I did not do this back in high school or at any time", he said in a statement provided by the White House.
Collins on Monday called for both Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath.
"Unfortunately, committee Democrats have refused to join us in this effort".
Democrats sought to put pressure on Republicans to delay the process.
Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in California, told the Washington Post that in July she sent a letter to Democratic Representative Anna Eshoo about the incident but requested confidentiality at the time. Specifically, at Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Senator Patrick Leahy, (D-Vermont) asked Kavanaugh about information he received that had been taken from files stolen by Manuel Miranda from Democrats including Leahy himself. "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing".
Rajeev Kumar, financial services secretary, said the merger plan was part of the effort to clean up the country's banking system. Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar said bank boards of the three banks will examine the amalgamation proposal.
A U.S. business representative in China said that Trump's latest threat would be seen in China as "holding a gun to its head". President Donald Trump said he would announce his latest plan on Chinese commerce after markets closed.
They believe that the FISA court incorrectly allowed the surveillance on the basis of the material in the dossier. The move comes as Trump continues his efforts to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
He had been on a smooth confirmation track to be Supreme Court Judge, but the new allegations have disrupted the process. "The chain of custody of this letter runs through the Democratic side of the Judiciary Committee", he said.
An 88-year-old man was also found dead in Union County on Monday, next to a auto that had been submerged in the floods. Cooper said 2,600 people were rescued in North Carolina, along with 300 animals, and that the rescues were continuing.
The New England Patriots have acquired Josh Gordon in a trade with the Cleveland Browns for a fifth round pick. Gordon missed the Browns' game Sunday against the New Orleans Saints with a mysterious hamstring injury.
Imran Khan after his hardline posture during campaigning has expressed interests about starting a new chapter with Pakistan. VK Singh also reiterated India's stance regarding bilateral talks saying, " I think our policy is very clear.
Pederson added that there will be no restrictions for Wentz but they may use some time to adjust to the speed of the game. Wentz finished second in the league in touchdown passes despite the fact that he didn't even play in all 16 games.
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The World Cup victor eventually appeared in a documentary-style video, where he confirmed he would be staying with Simeone's side. Griezmann has won the Europa League and Uefa Super Cup, and finished second in La Liga, with Atletico Madrid .
Trump to announce fresh China tariffs
The President of the USA Donald trump Monday, September 17, may announce the imposition of new duties on imported Chinese goods. Corporate executives increasingly believe the trade dispute can only be resolved by direct talks between Trump and Xi.
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However, the government says at least one gang has links to a major national trafficking group, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. Most targeted reprisals have taken place on the city outskirts or in areas where criminal gangs operate.