The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today's dollars from his father's real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s.
Though Senate Republicans said the memo was helpful, legal experts from both political parties and advocates for victims of sexual assault on Monday questioned how Mitchell could reach such a conclusion without a fuller investigation and without the ability to cross-examine witnesses such as Mark Judge, the only other person Ford says was in the room when the incident occurred in the summer of 1982.
Ford thanks Feinstein for keeping her allegation anonymous read more
Paul Waldman: Despite the power of Ford's testimony and all the reasons to believe her, there is enough ambiguity here (it's not like we have video of the event) that anyone who wants to can convince themselves that Kavanaugh is the one telling the truth. And so it is entirely possible that at the end of all this -- the multiple accusations, the questions about Kavanaugh's honesty that exist apart from whether he committed sexual assault, Ford's dramatic testimony -- Kavanaugh will still get on the Supreme Court. Where, by the way, he will be poised to join the other (all male) conservatives on the court to begin an assault on women's reproductive rights.
Senate probing new allegation of misconduct against Kavanaugh