On Wednesday, only hours after the media jumped on the story, the man reportedly responsible for the allegations recanted his accusations, tweeting, "Do everyone who is going insane about what I had said I have recanted because I have made a mistake and apologize for such mistake". "I'm going to work toward ensuring this never happens again", Grassley said back then.
The Judiciary panel plans to vote Friday, then the full Senate intends to stay in Washington through the weekend to prepare for a vote next week, said Senator John Thune of South Dakota, a member of Republican leadership.
Trump dismissed the allegations against Kavanaugh as a "big fat con job" orchestrated by Democrats.
But a spokesman for the committee told AFP the letter lacked credibility and the panel had no way to investigate the matter because the complaint was anonymous.
He also says Dr. Blasey Ford was "clearly traumatized".
"Nowhere in any of these six Federal Bureau of Investigation reports ... was there a whiff of any issue, any issue at all related to inappropriate sexual behavior", Grassley said.
Mitchell led Ford through a detailed recollection of the events she says occurred on the day of the alleged incident. After seeing Ford's testimony, White House aides and allies expressed concern that Kavanaugh would have an uphill climb to deliver a strong enough showing. The apparent constituent of Whitehouse's who made the phone call stated he realized that Kavanaugh was one of the men allegedly involved "when he saw Kavanaugh's high school yearbook photo on television over the weekend".
On the eve of her testimony, an examination taken by Ford on August 7 was released, showing that she passed a polygraph test over the sexual assault allegations.
The August 7 examination, held in a Maryland Hilton Hotel, consisted of a one-page, handwritten statement by Ford, an interview and two questions: Is any part of your statement false?
He said Ford was "perhaps in the process" of ruining Kavanaugh's career and undermining the integrity of the Supreme Court.
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Look also for four sworn affidavits from people who say Ford told them about the alleged assault before Trump nominated Kavanaugh.
His Fox colleague Brit Hume said of Ford: "The more hesitant, the more fragile she has seemed, the more credible and powerful she seems to the audience".
"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter", said Ford, referring to the area of the brain where traumatic memories are stored.
Two other women have also come forward.
She will say that during a house party in high school, she was pushed into a bedroom and onto a bed and that Kavanaugh got on top of her.
With the sexual misconduct allegations that have emerged this month, Kavanaugh's nomination has become enmeshed into a wider national debate over sexual misconduct in many corners of American life.
The other, Julie Swetnick, has accused Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women, among other things.
Democratic questioners will include two senators widely seen as potential presidential candidates in 2020: Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey, who aggressively challenged Kavanaugh during the judge's earlier confirmation hearing.
Kavanaugh defended himself this week in a TV interview. Republicans control the Senate 51-49 and can't afford more than one defection to ensure confirmation without Democratic support.