Reporters were quick to say that it was wrong to say that the president was speaking "facts", citing Ford's on-the-record testimony about who, when and where. She said a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her down, tried to remove her clothing and covered her mouth when she screamed.
"A couple of times I made eye contact with Mark and thought he might try to help me, but he did not", she said.
Dr Ford testified that she could not remember the precise date or location of the alleged assault or how she got home afterward.
Previously, the administration had authorized the FBI to interview only the first two Kavanaugh accusers, leading to charges that the White House was trying to "micromanage" the investigation.
She added that while she could confidently say there were at least four others who attended, in addition to herself and Kavanaugh, she could not guarantee there weren't others. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who pushed to initiate the FBI's investigation, during a Monday event in Boston.
"Every single word Judge Kavanaugh has said has been picked apart, every single word, second by second of his testimony has been picked apart but if anyone says anything about the accusations that have been thrown against them, that's completely off-limits and outrageous", she said.
She also blasted Democrats for allegedly hurting both Kavanaugh and Ford by "circumventing the entire system" in their approach to the accusations. Her vivid, specific and heartbreaking account invited contrast with the angry bickering over Senate rules and procedures by lawmakers, as well as Kavanaugh's subsequent combative testimony.
Trump initially opposed such an investigation as allegations began mounting but relented and ordered one on Friday. On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man's face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.
"There's clearly a reason for that and I assume the administration doesn't want members of Congress and the public to see it", Durbin said.
NBC had reported the Federal Bureau of Investigation was authorized only to query only four people: witnesses to the alleged assault by Christine Blasey Ford, Ford herself, and fellow accuser Deborah Ramirez, under arrangements also made with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Democrats say Kavanaugh can not be confirmed with the still-unproven accusations hanging over his head. Nope! It was one beer.
"You know what? They are not angels", he said. "This is not a man that said. he was flawless with respect to alcohol".
Feinstein also criticized Senate Republicans' conduct toward Ford.
"We certainly want the FBI to do a real investigation and we are working to make sure that that happens", said Sen.
"It is up to me, but I'm instructing them (FBI) as per what I feel the Senate wants", Trump said.