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Senate committee hears testimony in Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Posted at 6:07 AM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 15:45:46-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today we’ll hear Christine Blasey Ford’s public testimony concerning her accusations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when both were in high school 36 years ago.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will also hear from Kavanaugh who has strongly denied accusations made by Ford and two other women.

Republican Senators have hired Rachel Mitchell, an experienced sex crimes prosecutor in Arizona to serve as nomination investigation counsel in questioning both Ford and Kavanaugh.  Democrats on the committee will be asking their own questions.

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Christine Blasey Ford arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)

Ford will deliver her opening statement – with no time limit – before taking questions from the committee.  After Ford leaves, Kavanaugh will enter the chambers to deliver his own opening statement and face questioning.

The committee will convene this morning with NBC News coverage beginning at 7:30 a.m. (MST). News5 will carry the event live on KOAA-TV, koaa.com and within the News5 App.

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