"These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid". Sixty-five senators met individually with Judge Kavanaugh during a almost two-month period before the hearing began, yet Feinstein didn't share this with her colleagues ahead of many of those discussions.
The therapist's notes say four boys were involved, but Ford says that was an error by the therapist. Murkowski said that while the allegations "are very old", they "seem to go into fair amount of detail", Sciutto reported.
Another committee Republican, Senator Lindsey Graham, said he "would gladly" hear from Ford if she wanted to appear before the panel, but it would have to be done quickly. "This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee", Feinstein said.
The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment. However, the paper reports, she declined to comment on the record at that time. Her husband, Russell Ford, told the newspaper that when she described the incident in the 2012 session, she used Kavanaugh's last name and said she was concerned he might eventually be nominated to the Supreme Court.
According to the Post, Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University who teaches in a consortium with Stanford University, training graduate students in clinical psychology.
While Senate Democrats are again calling on Kavanaugh's vote to be delayed, the White House is also standing behind Kavanaugh, whom President Donald Trump tapped in July to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
The letter apparently has been in the custody of Judiciary Committee member Sen. "I thought he might inadvertently kill me", Ford, now 51, told the Post.
Katz attacked Paula Jones repeatedly in 1998 when she claimed Bill Clinton had sexually harassed her when he was the governor of Arkansas. She said she thinking that, "I'm not ever telling anyone this". Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of SC, said they wanted to hear more from Ford. A spokesman for the chairman said Kavanaugh has completed six Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks between 1993 and 2018, and that Feinstein, who obtained the letter in July, did not raise the issue during the hearings or attend a closed session on the nomination where the information could have been discussed.
The National Women's Law Center issued a statement saying that the Senate has an opportunity to "get it right this time and not repeat the wrongs done to Anita Hill in 1991". Over the past few months, Ford has felt pressure on a personal level to share her story and has grappled with the idea, which partly prompted the letter, the source said. "She will agree to participate in any proceedings that she's asked to participate in".