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Sep 22, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
It's now being reported that @senjudiciary and Dr. Ford's lawyers agreed to a 'tentatively set' date of Thursday for the Kavanaugh/Ford hearings during their 4pm phone call. These are the only details I have at this point. #SaturdayMotivation
2/ Another call is scheduled for tomorrow. Ford does not want to be questioned by outside council, but by the Senators, and she still wants witnesses. These appear to be the sticking points. I'm glad that she's holding a hard line.
3/ This from WaPo, may perhaps tell us why Dr. Ford doesn't want outside counsel questioning her. "Republicans have talked about enlisting female lawyers on the committee, who Grassley said would be “sensitive to the particulars of Dr. Ford’s allegations and are experienced
4/"investigators,” to the lead the questioning. They might also help the GOP avoid an optics problem of 11 men grilling a woman about her sexual assault allegation." *They have an angle for everything. One conspiracy after another.
5/ WaPo:"Democrats are also plotting their own strategy for the hearing. Furious about Grassley’s ­decision to limit testimony to just Kavanaugh and Ford, Democratic aides planned to find other potential witnesses — such as a trauma expert — who could help bolster their case. "
6/"If they couldn’t be heard under oath, Democrats discussed holding news conferences where those other experts would speak, aides said. “We’re not accepting the premise that it’s going to be a he-said, she-said hearing,” one senior Senate Democratic aide said. As for questions
7/"for Kavanaugh, Democrats planned to hold nothing back. Democratic staff have been researching the broader culture of the prep academy world in which Kavanaugh lived while reading the writings of Mark Judge, a Kavanaugh friend who Ford said was in the room when Kavanaugh
8/"allegedly assaulted her. Judge, who has said he doesn’t want to testify, has written about how much alcohol he and his classmates consumed while in high school and details about other debaucherous behavior."
9/"Democrats also planned to grill Kavanaugh on what he knew about a controversial Twitter thread from Ed Whelan, a prominent conservative lawyer and friend of Kavanaugh who not only theorized that Ford could have been assaulted by another person, but named the person whom Whelan
10/"suggested could have perpetrated the attack."
~WaPo, 9/22/18

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