|Dr. Blasey Ford & Brett Kavanaugh|
Blasey was the first of three women to publicly accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Trump nominated Kavanaugh in July to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Blasey will be questioned by Rachel Mitchell, a prosecutor from Arizona who was hired by Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he hired Mitchell to “de-politicize the process,” which otherwise would have involved only Republican men questioning Blasey.
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11:57 a.m. ET
Mitchell asked how Blasey had narrowed down the date of the incident. She said she was able to say it occurred in the summer of 1982 based on when she obtained her driver’s license, but that it would be helpful if she knew when Mark Judge worked at the Potomac Safeway because she saw him working there a few weeks after the incident. more