The shares then fluctuated between 26 cents and 69 cents in the lead-up to Kavanaugh's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee - and closed at 74 cents on the day of the hearing, where he forcefully denied the allegations. We shall soon see how many senators know it too, when it comes time to vote on whether to seat Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.
Christine Blasey Ford said he drunkenly groped her and attempted to take her clothes off in what she believed was a rape attempt when they were teenagers decades ago.
"This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside, left-wing opposition groups", Kavanaugh told the committee.
He noted that his subsequent rebuttal was "forceful and passionate". Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied that allegation and other allegations of sexual misconduct, and stated that he has never sexually assaulted anyone in his life. "They interviewed nine people; I believe five for the allegations by Dr. Ford and four for the allegations by Ms. Ramirez and there was no corroboration".
The groundswell was overwhelming, he said, with hundreds of lawyers from more than 150 law schools signing on within hours. Police arrested 300 protesters.
A handful of Republicans and Democrats have not decided whether to support Kavanaugh.
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"There's nothing in it that we didn't already know", Grassley declared.
Two critical Republicans who have not committed to vote to confirm Kavanaugh spoke with reporters after reviewing the Federal Bureau of Investigation report. "We will not be intimidated by these people". Should Republicans get the majority of votes they need - and Vice President Mike Pence is available to cast the tie-breaker, if necessary - that would set up a decisive roll call on his confirmation, likely over the weekend. Jeff Flake of Arizona - a key vote on the nomination - called for it with the backing of Republican Sens.
The Republican leader filed a motion setting up a Friday vote on whether to limit debate on Kavanaugh and move forward.
The Senate is expected to hold procedural votes on the nomination Friday, with a possible final vote on whether to confirm Kavanaugh Saturday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a floor speech Wednesday that senators will not be intimidated out of doing their jobs. Another Democratic Senator, Richard Blumenthal, told reporters it was a "whitewash".
Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who had been a swing vote on a panel now equally divided between four conservative and four liberal justices. The letter includes statements from several people who learned of the alleged incident around the time it occurred at Yale University, including a declaration from a new potential witness. "I had one beer", said the President of the United States, imitating the testimony of, again, a woman who detailed having been sexually assaulted by his Supreme Court pick.