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>> i didn't -- >> that's fabric from the dress i wore on our first date. >> that's romantic. >> a little fairy tale ending for this hour. the documentary called queen of the world debuts october 1st on hbo. you are in the "cnn newsroom" i'm anna cabrera. christine blasey ford will go first and kavanaugh will go afterward. it's scheduled on thursday at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. as for who will be steering the conversation, who will ask the questions, that and a few other things are still up in the air. cnn's jessica schneider is following developments in washington and boris sanchez is
outside trump tower in new york where the president just arrived here in new york ahead of the u.n. general assembly. jessica, tell us more about what's going to happen on thursday and what still has to be worked out. >> yeah, anna, there are still several sticking points for bla blasey ford's team. the committee is only scheduled to hear from blasey ford herself as well as judge kavanaugh, her attorneys had wanted trauma experts to testify as well as other people who were supposedly at that party, but to that end the committee's chairman, chuck grassley, has issued a lengthy statement on this saying that the committee has already been investigating for the past week plus and they've talked to all four people who were allegedly at that party and the committee is now reiterating that all four of those people, including judge kavanaugh, say they have no recollection or knowledge of this alleged party where blasey ford said the sexual assault
took place. in addition, they say they have tried to interview her with no luck here. the committee is saying this. the committee ask dr. ford to participate in a confidential interview with republican and democratic committee staff the day after learning her identity, that we know was on september 17th. the committee has reiterated that request over the last week. so no response yet from her attorneys on that point but they have been in these ongoing negotiations for several days now and finally this morning that's when they came to terms on this testimony for thursday. so here's what blasey ford's attorneys said earlier today. they said despite actual threats to her safety and her life, dr. ford believes it is important for senators to hear directly from her about the sexual assault committed against her. so obviously from that statement her attorneys want what's said to being done at the hearing and not in any interview before that. so what do we know about thursday's testimony? well, she will, in fact, testify
first after which judge kavanaugh will go before the committee. all of this commencing at 10:00 in the morning. it will be open to the public and christine blasey ford will have dedicated security along with two attorneys at the counsel's table while she's questioned. an ana, it will be a high stakes hearing that will be happening on thursday. >> boris, the president has made his feelings known. any tweets or statements this weekend about these new developments? >> reporter: none yet, ana. the president actually relatively quiet on christine blasey ford's accusations against his pick to replace justice anthony kennedy on the supreme court. i should note president trump's motorcade is just arriving here at trump tower where he is scheduled to have dinner with shinzo abe, the prime minister of japan later tonight. just a few days ago the president did tweet out a number
of statements, not only claiming that left wing radicals were out to destroy brett kavanaugh's career and why it took christine blasey ford so long to come forward with these allegations against brett kavanaugh. that did not sit well with a number of republicans including the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell who called president trump to tell him that would not help the cause. that would not help get brett kavanaugh confirmed. since then we haven't seen the president wade into this. he sent out a tweet about the dinner with shinzo abe. it did not have to do with brett kavanaugh's nomination. i wanted to report about some reporting we've seen from the washington post that brett kavanaugh has spent several hours at the white house going through mock confirmation hearings with aides, white house aides play acting as specific senators throwing questions at him repeatedly about christine blasey ford's accusations, about his time at georgetown prep
school, et cetera, et cetera. according to that reporting, there were certain questions that kavanaugh did not want to answer but obviously the white house is trying to prepare him as best as possible for that hearing on thursday, ana. >> boris sanchez in new york. jessica snider in washington. thank you both. let's talk it over now with cnn politics reporter chris deliza, laura coates and former federal prosecutor ali honan. laura, here's what we know. republicans are not budging on outside witnesses. there will not be an independent investigation at this point that's the case. on thursday we will hear from christine blasey ford and brett kavanaugh. that's it. what should the committee expect to get out of this? >> this is going to be very evident to the american people that this is not a court of law. although the requests made by dr. ford are intending to recreate that, justifiably so, her concerns are well merited here, but this is not actually a
court of law. it's a political process and a political panel. they're going to try essentially to use this scenario as a foregone conclusion of brett kavanaugh's credibility. if you're the republican members to push him through. if you're on a fact-finding mission, which they really should be on, you would welcome other sources of information, other credibility assessments and, frankly, if you're brett kavanaugh, you'd think you'd want as much of a comprehensive investigation to either clear your name or undermine your credibility. if you're dr. ford, you want the opportunity to speak your story and you want to have just as much if not more process than they did back in 1991 with anita hill and she was able to call witnesses and have several weeks to prepare. >> as jessica pointed out, there are three other potential witnesses that have all denied knowledge of this incident and the party itself. le, does it matter if they testify? >> sure, it could.
if they say they were there and nothing happened, it could matter. there was only three people in the room, dr. ford, brett kavanaugh and mark judge. >> that's according to dr. ford. >> it's goings to corroborate a key aspect of dr. blasey ford's accusations. they were falling down drunk. he would have to confirm that. that's an important piece of corroboration of what came forward. if others say i was there and i couldn't have seen anything. the response was if they weren't in the room. it was a discrete event. it happened in the room. if they are going to come forward, they should come forward and testify live. senator hatch tweeted that they're going to submit it. it's the exact same thing as testimony. there's no cross examination. no meaningful testing. i agree with laura, let's get the full facts. let's let people who are
relevant witnesses come forward, testify live and see what stands up. >> we know there are still negotiations underway. we have been told according to a source familiar with the investigation that senators are rejecting other requests from ford's team to subpoena mark judge as well as the polygraph examiner along with a couple of trauma experts. chris, the fact that republicans aren't demanding further investigation, say they won't call more witnesses, what does that tell you about their determination to get to the truth? >> well, they want to -- their belief, ana, is that capital t truth is unavailable here, that's their belief. that you're going to have the kavanaugh side, the blasey ford side and people are going to decide and by people i mean them. they'll vote and then there will be a full floor vote. laura makes this point well. you have to distinguish between this is a political process, that's why i think republicans
are wary of having 11 men, 10 white men and ted cruz being the ones doing the questioning. that's why we're talking about the possibility of someone potentially a woman asking questions, so that the political perfect sense doesn't work against them because the reality of the situation is the election is now -- you know, we're within 40ish days of an election, an election that is likely to be a referendum of donald trump, whose approval is under 30% among women in the cnn poll and who has more than a dozen accusations against him for his behavior as it relates to women. so the capital t truth may not be available. what republicans are trying to do is do everything they can to insulate themselves from massive political fall and, yes, trying to get kavanaugh through this what is undoubtedly a much more complicated process than they thought it was going to be ten days ago. >> laura, if you had the chance
to question both kavanaugh and ford, how would you approach it? what types of questions might you be asking? >> i'd be asking for the general recollections. i'd want to know about parameters of the event. oftentimes in the criminal code, criminal law you don't tend to have a specific date at or around. i wouldn't look for the specific nuances that most people who are at a criminal proceeding would not be held to, the at or around. i would want to know, who was there, who did you tell, who could corroborate the story. did anyone see you running out? did you have a diary entry? did you talk to a therapist? all of which we know to be the case particularly the therapist. i'd want to know the ways in which to corroborate and if i'm asking brett kavanaugh, i'm looking at the opportunity to bolster his credibility and say not about reputation as a drinker. that wouldn't in and of itself allow me to conclude this event occurred but i'd want to know information about why he is so
sure it didn't occur if he can't corroborate the at or around. i'm looking for generally their meetings, they saw each other one more time. there was a discomfort she writes about in a letter to dianne feinstein. i want to know about that instance. i have to understand. i'd want to understand why she failed to report and maybe she talked to somebody, a counselor at school, but i wouldn't look at this as an opportunity to say, well f she failed to report it instantly, we can automatically conclude it and if he denies it, we can automatically conclude he's telling the truth. >> i'm wondering, chris, is it surprising that republicans aren't going to subpoena mark judge? we heard from le, they could ask him a little bit more even if he denies the event itself. they could ask bhim what he remembers about at that time, about his relationship with kavanaugh, what they did together, so on and so on. >> i think you can argue it's
the other witnesses. the mark judge for me is tough to see there's no relevance there. we have two people christine blasey ford said this happening, brett kavanaugh said it didn't. christine blasey ford said mark judge is in the room. given that mark judge is available, right, he is alive, he is available theoretically to come and tell his story, even if he's subpoenaed to do so, why would we not want that other person that -- there's only three people in this mix according to christine blasey ford. why would we not want that third person? why would we be satisfied with him saying, i don't recollect that. the answer is they, republicans, want this to go as quickly as possible. they want to hear from her, hear from him, brett kavanaugh, have a vote that if party lines hold it will be 11 to 10 and he will get out of judiciary where republicans have a single seat majority 51-49 and they get him
confirmed before the election and they can lose control of the senate, not likely but a possibility. that's why we're seeing the process simplified. it's hard to defend the lack of pushing on mark judge just to hear his version of the story which may wind up helping brett kavanaugh or hurting. we don't know. why wouldn't we hear it? >> there is perhaps more evidence that could be part of the conversation and it's this calendar, le, apparently that kavanaugh kept back in 1982 that he still has that doesn't show anything about any party during that time period, that summer in which professor ford alleges this happened. that doesn't necessarily mean that the party didn't happen, that he wasn't at this party, right? >> it's a strange piece of evidence that a 17-year-old would keep track daily of his summer and keep it for 30 years, but let's look at it. let's take it for what it's worth. i think that's sort of the point that a lot of people are thinking, let's get as close as we can. there's still time.
there should be a full fbi investigation. they did it in 1991. they can easily have this done by thursday. >> from what the senators are saying, they are doing their investigation. the fbi wouldn't be able too do any more than they are doing. >> the fbi is way more at investigating than the individual senators. i agree with chris. i think what the republicans are trying to do, let's just get this over with as quick as possible. let's truncate it. let's have it come down to he said/she said. that's a dangerous phrase. when people say he said/she said, what they're hoping is you throw your hands up, who's to know, it's 50-50, let's walk away. that's not what good prosecutors and good investigators do. maybe the calendars are a couple points on the scale for kavanaugh. maybe the fact that dr. ford told people six years ago is a big factor weighing in favor of her. why the hesitancy to get the facts? why on earth would they be scared to get the facts. >> le,, laura, chris, you're back with us.
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a poll came out. they said, everybody's going out in 2020 because they want to vote for you. they want to vote for the president, but they're not maybe coming out in 2018. get out in 2018 because you're voting for me in 2018. you're voting for me. >> just over six weeks now until the mid terms. president trump there ramping up his presence on the campaign trail. "the new york times" now reporting senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and paul ryan privately told aides president trump needs to sound the alarm about a potential huge blue wave hitting capitol hill. yeah, the president has been working to fire up his base bringing his signature rallies to battleground states all around the country.
we've heard him call the blue wave fake news. our cnn editor at large and host of "the point" on youtube is back with me now. chris, six weeks, that's not much. a new nbc wall street journal poll showing a 12 point advantage. what's your read? >> if this was an isolated poll, you could dismiss it. it's not. cnn's poll last week showed 12 point advantage. several others showed a 10 point advantage. for people wondering what does that mean for my number, that's the generic ballot test. broadly speaking which way is the wind blowing. that's been a gain of 30 plus seats. they need 23 seats to be in the majority. you touched, ana, on the concerns of mitch mcconnell and donald trump, forget the blue wave, there's going to be a red wave. that can breed complacency in an election where every sort of
metric that we look at suggests that democrats are in for a very good election. >> there is one bright sign for republicans. that same poll shows republican enthusiasm about the upcoming mid terms has increased drawing nearly even with democrats. what's behind that? >> well, look, i actually think that clip you played of donald trump saying vote for me, i'm on the ballot, that's a -- that's as good a message as he can get. the question is, will his supporters do it? is this a trump coalition or a republican coalition? that's question number one. to your point earlier, there's 40 days left. a lot of the dynamics of the election are set. yes, there is no question that republican enthusiasm needs to bump up. history would suggest that the out party, the party who doesn't control the white house tends to gain a significant number of house seats and some senate seats in mid terms. only three mid terms since the civil war has the party in power either stayed neutral or gained seats. so history suggests it.
donald trump's popularity mid 30s, high 30s, like i said, if you're going by metrics, if you're going by the way we judge these things, everything points to a good democratic year almost no matter what donald trump does. >> in 2016 everything donald trump does is so out of the norm. >> that's -- yes. i was just going to say that. >> nothing can be compared to the norm. >> i remember being on television in 2016 and saying, every metric that we have, literally these same words, point to a solid hillary clinton victory. >> yes. >> yes, there is no question he broke all rules that we typically have governed elections by. the issue is, again, is that donald trump's capacity to do that once? could he do it twice in 2020? we'll find that out. can he do it for his party in 2018 given that all signs suggest the answer is no. and that's why we -- that's why elections are interesting. >> let's take a look at a couple of the individual races at this point. >> sure. >> we have nevada republican
senator dean heller considered one of the most vulnerable in the upcoming mid terms as far as the democrats are concerned. he had a once strained relationship with the president but with just a few weeks now until the election he's decided to go all in with trump and the president was there stumping for him in las vegas last thursday. listen to this. >> we started out, we weren't friends. i didn't like him, he didn't like me, and as we fought and fought and fought, believe it or not, we started to respect each other. then we started to like each other. then we started to love each other. >> is this smart strategy on heller's behalf? is it the conservative base that could make a difference and push him to victory in this election? >> right. so i think you have to remember that of the nine senate republicans up for re-election this november, only one is in a seat that hillary clinton won in
2016, and that's dean heller in nevada. so it's always going to be a tough road for him. i think what heller realized, he realized it a few months ago, i have zero chance of winning this election if the republican base doesn't come out and vote for me. i may wind up losing people because i will be for trump but i can never win the election if i'm seen as a trump opponent because republicans won't come out with me. he had a tough road no matter what. probably the best path is the one he's on now. still could come up short. >> a lot of people are watching texas considered one of the most reliable republican states in the country for the last few decades, but polling shows democratic candidate beto o'rourke is within striking distance of gop incumbent ted cruz. cruz has received lots of criticism accepting trump's acceptance. let's listen to how cruz defended himself at the candidate's first debate on friday. >> i've got a responsibility
which is to fight for every person here and every person in this state and so i have worked hand in hand with the president on substance, and we have delivered remarkable victories. >> if the president attacks you personally, your wife, your father, how you respond is your business, but -- >> thank you. >> -- when the president attacks our institutions, this country, allows a foreign power to invade our democracy, that is our business. we need a u.s. senator who will stand up to the president. >> what's your reaction? >> so look, ted cruz, i do remember during the 2016 election he called him a sni sniveling cow ward. it was a retweet. he suggested melania trump was more attractive than heidi cruz. it is a little bit of a strange bed fellow setup. this is like dean heller, he needs him. donald trump is the most popular figure in republican politics, not even close. ted cruz needs the republican
base to come out, but one thing we -- >> they need each other i guess, too. >> absolutely. look, because donald trump needs ted cruz and dean heller because he needs a senate majority. texas so republican, so republican, donald trump won by nine. he won tennessee, a state that also has a competitive senate race by 26. so there is a significant democratic base in that state. the question is, is there enough? can they turn out? can ted cruz win? it's still hard for o'rourke. my gosh he's gotten a lot closer than anybody thought. >> that's what makes it exciting. chris, good to have you with us. thank you for being here on the weekend. we want to let you know every week chris is cutting through the spin, he is tackling the surreal of politics in the age of trump. he has a new youtube show every thursday is there a specific time? >> we will try in the morning. we will go twice weekly.
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this round of tariffs could eventually hurt company profits. stores like target, walmart now face a tough choice. they can either absorb the higher costs or they can pass it on to their customers and if their profits suffer, so will stock prices. higher interest rates are also a stock market risk. we expect an interest rate hike on wednesday from the federal reserve. what the fed does after that is more uncertain. most economists are still betting on a december rate hike but some think the central bank could skip that one if there's evidence that trade war is starting to hurt the economy. in new york, i'm christine romans. >> a long drawn out recovery effort is beginning in the carolinas even as flood waters are still rising in some communities. kaylee is in wilmington with the kay january navy. kaylee, tell us about what you guys are doing. >> reporter: ana, we made our way up the cape fear river. our boat now in waters on top of roads in white stocking, north
carolina, as we take a moment here to sit on the roof of a church. that's where our boat's tied up if you can believe it, that's how high these waters have gotten. here with two volunteers from the ka june navy. swift water. we're delivering medicine to a 5-year-old medicine that is needed to save his life. >> basically what the challenge has been so far is finding a way in with the easiest way in when i tried to make it that way, with the bridge being so high and other washouts through the road you can't access it. you have to drop a boat in the water, get back out. right now what we're trying to do is find another route in, following up river and back down into creeks to find a way in. i supposedly have a way in now. i've got some guys looking into it through the flood plain maps and talking to the coast guard. >> this is what the cajun navy
does. panama, you live in myrtle beach and yet you chose to come down here to join up with these guys, this volunteer group for the first time. why was that important for you to do? >> well, as i was finishing my preparations myself for the storm i walked inside to watch the weather channel to see what was going on with the storm and sure enough they said they suspended all rescue efforts because the water and wind conditions were too severe for them to be out on the water and i'm sorry, i'm not one of those people to let people that possibly couldn't evacuate, whether it be that they didn't have the trustworthy vehicle, the money, the funds, a place to go to. i mean, whatever the case may be, they couldn't evacuate. somebody's got to get out there and save them. i'm sorry, i'm not going to stand by and let innocent lives be thrown away because our government agencies are too scared to get out on the water. >> between the two of you guys,
more than 500 rescues that you've been a part of. swift water, i know you've worked with the cajun navy through three different hurricanes, 18 floods. how do you put into perspective the conditions that people are dealing with in hurricane florence's wraf math. >> from what i've seen from florence, it's made it harder to do rescues. the way that this area, this terrain is with the way it's flooded, there's a lot of low lying areas that go right back into hills. it's the same way back home in south carolina and that makes it difficult because there are so many places you can't get access to t. it's costed a lot of time trying to get rescues. we've been on this one for three, four hours. if we had roads, get 10 minutes up the road. it makes it difficult and by far this is probably the second worst i've worked when it comes to difficulty. >> you told me earlier the first being hurricane sandy in new york. thank you both, guys, for all that you're doing. ana. >> insane that you are sitting on the roof of a church. i can't believe how high those waters are. we can't forget what's happening
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he held off a slew of challengers including dustin johnson, webb simpson. when it was over woods talked about completing his comeback that seemed so improbable for so long. >> all of a sudden it started hitting me that i was going to win the tournament and, you know, my -- i started tearing up a little bit. i knelt down behind the ball. i said, i've got to get back to work here. finish this off. i just can't believe i've pulled this off after the season's gone through and -- >> cnn's sports correspondent is there. patrick, tiger just silenced all the doubters and critics who thought his best days were behind him. what a moment for him? >> it really was. i just came off the 18th green where we witnessed a piece of
golfing history. this is a golfer who didn't think at one point that he was going to have a future in the game. he underwent career saving style fusion surgery. his career ranking plummeted to below the 1,000 mark. his last victory was in 2013 in ohio. what a response and what a way to end the u.s. pga tour. he may not have won the fedex cup, but this is a huge statement of intent many people felt his best days were behind him. he's proven otherwise, ana. he's 42 now. it was the early 2000 which seemed to be the glory days. he won the first big pga tournament at age 23. so, i mean, here it's two decades later and so much of this game, patrick, is mental. to get that bear off his back,
so to speak, and break through mentally to victory, i mean, put that into perspective for us. >> yeah, this is a man who used to dominate the sport. 14 career majors, second only to the legendary jack nicklaus who had 18. look, tiger, we saw what it means to him just moments ago when he admitted to fighting back tears. that is a rare display from tiger woods when it comes to emotions. it just tells you it is highly indicative of what this victory means to him. now he has the ryder cup to look forward to with team u.s.a. he's going to paris with a win tucked nicely under his belt. this is huge at 42 years of age he has proven that he is there and he is still a force in the game. i just want to point one thing out. there were some golfers included who said tiger needs to rediscover how to learn again. well, i'll tell you what, he's done just that. >> patrick snell, good to have you with us. thank you so much. it was one of the most
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13 years after first reporting on the world's most dangerous gang, lisa ling returns to the ultra violent world of ms-13, america's most feared street gang, is making headlines again with a series of killings on the east coast. on tomorrow's season premier of this is life, lisa talks with those on the front line combating this resurgence.
>> arm with tactics of discussion, coercion and threats, ms-13 has had no shortage of potential recruits. over 100,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived in the united states since 2014, and most are vulnerable to recruitment. under the cover of night, i met one such target, a young teen recently reunited with his mother after a decade apart. >> how old were you the first time you saw someone get killed? >> nine. >> you were nine years old? did a lot of your friends join ms-13 in el salvador? >> yes. >> what happened to their lives? >> two of them are dead already. ♪ >> lisa ling is with us now. lisa, i've done some of my own reporting on this gang, but you really dig deep.
tell us just how widespread is ms-13 and how big is this threat? >> ana, i know you've done some terrific reporting on ms-13 as well. so the president would like us to believe that ms-13 is a transatlantic international criminal enterprise, but the reality is according to the fbi there are over a million street gangs and ms-13 accounts for less than 1%. they are, however, a tremendous threat to their own communities, particularly so many unaccompanied minors who have come to the united states. most of them are very young. they have experienced tremendous levels of trauma, they don't really have relationships with their families because so many of them have been separated from their families for a long time. and so they are vulnerable to being preyed upon by ms-13. as you know, ms-13 has been in the united states since the 1980s, but in the last few years they just have this new pool of
recruits in these young unaccompanied minors. >> when i spoke to the suffolk county district attorney who was the police commissioner during some of the high-profile ms-13 murders on long island, here's what he said about the gang targeting unaccompanied minors, which you just talked about. >> many of them don't speak english, they don't have money in their pocket, their parents typically aren't with them, they are seeking a sense of belonging, and ms-13 comes to them and says we can provide that sense of belonging, we can put some money in your pocket, we can protect you. and they also threaten these kids. they certainly use the carrot, here's the benefits of joining the gang, by the way, if you don't join the gang, this is what's going to happen to you. and we know where your family lives. >> lisa, you talked to law enforcement, social workers, church leaders, even former gang members. how do you break the cycle? what's working? >> well, i think that law
enforcement is essential. it's the best way to combat the actual gang, but i think that we also need to recognize that community interaction is really important. we can't make people in those communities feel afraid of getting deported if they're going to be report on ms-13, and also providing the kids who have arrived here with some support and help them deal with the trauma that they experienced in their home countries and figure out how to better transition to life here. i think that really is the best way to prevent ms-13 from growing. >> you speak to a young woman or had correspondence with a young woman who joined this gang. it's interesting that girls are becoming targets. tell us more about that. >> yes, in the last couple years because there's so many young girls who have also arrived here from el salvador, guantanamo,
and honduras, we cover a case of a 15-year-old who was assassinated by a group of ms-13 members and the attack was initiated by a 17-year-old girl. interestingly enough, both of these girls came from the same hometown in el salvador, both came as unaccompanied minors and now one is dead and one is facing the rest of her life in prison. so devastating story. and i think for people to really understand what this gang is about and who it actually praey on, i hope you watch our episode tonight. >> be sure to catch all of the season of this is life starting tonight at 10:15 here on cnn. that will premier right after one of the final enterprise of "parts unknown" hosted by our late colleague, bourdain
bourdain. here's a preview. >> who gets to tell the stories? this is a question asked often. the answer in this case, for better or for worse, is i do, at least this time out. [ whe >> first time on this continent? >> yes. >> it's unbelievable. ♪ astonishing. >> i always wanted to do it. >> try that in new york. >> new york in your mind is where the writer's life was. >> cheers. >> here we go. ♪ >> anthony bourdain, "parts unknown," starts tonight at 9:00
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. 7:00 eastern, 4:00 in the afternoon out west. i'm ana cabrera in new york and you are live in the "cnn newsroom." so much to talk about. it's just a matter of days when the nation will hear directly from the woman who says supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago. no second-hand retelling of her story, no filtered statements through her lawyers. christine blasey ford has agreed that thursday she will walk in to the senate judiciary committee and tell her version of what she says happened to her back in 1982. she says kavanaugh, who was then 17, pinned her to a bed, covered her mouth and tried to remove her clothes before she eventually got away. following her