September 25, 2018 / 5:24 PM / a year ago

Lawyer, not Republican senators, to question Kavanaugh, accuser: lawmaker

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie -/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An outside lawyer will question President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week, Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday.

Graham, a committee member, told reporters that “outside counsel,” would ask questions for the panel’s Republicans but gave no other details.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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