Both of her lawyers are flanking her, her husband is behind her, he pushed her chair in, rubbed her shoulder. I’m so glad she has the support.
Here she goes
Questioning begins with Rachel Mitchell who apologises for Dr. Ford’s terrified testimony and says that’s not right.
First question regarding when Dr. Ford reached out to WaPo.
Grassley interrupts saying the question is going beyond 5 minutes. Mitchell is not pleased.
@SenFeinstein puts 140 letters and 1000 female physicians into the record.
She’s explaining how the brain works during an attack. Absolutely not a case of mistaken ID
Back to Mitchell
Day leading up to attack: Did you drink or on meds before the gathering? No.
Expecting Judge and Leland would be there.
Kav and Judge were extremely inebriated, by the time they got to the gathering. No one else was drunk by the time she got there.
It’s wasn’t a party, just a gathering. A pre-gathering before a later party. Their parties were too
Not loud in the living room. She said there was no music or tv on downstairs.
Sen. Leahy next. Love him.
Big diff? Mitchell said she will not ask again what happened upstairs. The 11 men would have been drilling her on all the details.
Questioning how she got home. Harris asking for copy of docs that are being referenced to.
His kind words. All the Dems have extremely kind words. Dems are kind.
Insisting on Mark Judge be subpoenaed.
👊A polished liar can create a seamless story, but a survivor cannot.
100% that Kavanaugh was the one.
Mitchell has a map of the neighborhood in order to ascertain how Ford got home.
Ford confirms someone drove her, she doesn’t remember who.
She can’t remember the exact date, she again is asking for someone to figure out when Mark Judge worked at the Safeway
@SenWhitehouse : confirming the Dr. Ford wanted and FBI invest.
Grassley trying to justify why he didn’t get the FBI. ALL LIES. HE SAID NO MANY TIMES. NOT TO MENTION HE DIDNT GIVE ANY TIME.
Klobuchar fighting back on that, sighting Hill investigation.
Back on the med notes, questioning if Ford gave them to WaPo. Again Ford said she doesn’t remember. Again a fast fact check from the reporter who I am sure is watching. @emmersbrown
See her tweet, she was given the notes.
“Why did you take the polygraph?” Because she was asked to do so by a lawyer.
This 5 minutes is bullshit. Mitchell is getting 55
Stairwell, living room, bedroom, bed on right side of room, bathroom, uproarious laughter, multiple attempts to escape, final ability to do so. This is what she DOES remember.
Grassley is very confused.
Fighting over dates of the polygraph. Now Lindsey speaks. Douche.
Asking about this summer.
She was panicking and wasn’t sure what to do. She wrote to her congress woman who did not return her call. She didn’t get a call back until July 9th when the nomination was announced.
She did not contact the Times. 🤔
Clarifying when and why she made contact to tell her story.
Mitchell: during the break I think the senators told her to be tougher.
Bromwich objects to line of questioning regarding the GOP
Ford saying she would have been happy to have hosted Grassley but that was not the case (he wanted to send aides)
Letter on July 30th to @SenFeinstein
She then started looking for lawyers. She did not talk to her parents about it at that time. Neither Feinstein or Eshu told her to get a lawyer. This is important.
@SenBlumenthal up powerful, beautiful words
She confirms she wants to know when Mark Judge worked at the Safeway to pinpoint the date of the assault.
Again with the polygraph🙄
I really don’t understand why they are pressing this.
Basically asking is she knew how to cheat😱
The committee has asked for everything including audio and video from polygraph. Now they care, I guess they aren’t having the vote tomorrow.
Recess for 30 minutes.
Asking if she expects the cost of the polygraph to be handed down to her. Can someone please explain this line of questioning? @SpicyFiles ?
Will you be paying or will someone else? Ford said there are several GoFundMe sites.
Pressing on whether someone spoke to congress after the polygraph. She said she did not, but maybe someone else did.
Really pressing on who she talked to after
Asking how her and her family are doing.💖
Mitchell: who told you who to choose your
When did she request the FBI investigation? When she heard about the hearings. She said she would welcome being questioned by the committee staff. That surprises me.
Her lawyers are doing this pro bono
Asking about the man who Whelan accused. This was a friend of Ford’s. Ford is not comfortable discussing him.
Ford went out with him a couple of times, knew him from the CC. He was the link
Social interactions with Kav: between freshman and sophomore year, 4-5 parties
Confirms Ford did the right thing by going to her congress person, and that she believes her.
Mitchell: Feinstein suggested Debra Katz
Ford says Leyland has health issues and she apologized
She does not expect PJ and Leyland to remember as it was just a gathering
Senators are submitting docs for the record. Dems asking for the witnesses who provided statements, to testify. Blumenthal objects to the statements being entered into the record without it.