Host of The Story Martha MacCallum joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to discuss her exclusive interview with Judge Kavanaugh. 

On how her interview with Judge Kavanaugh came to be: Supreme Court nominees and Supreme Court Justices rarely sit for interviews. So, it was clear that they wanted to get his message out there and perhaps maybe give him a little bit of a dry run at some of the tough questions he would be facing in that hearing on Thursday. It also was obvious to me just from a personal perspective that this has been so difficult for him, so difficult for his wife. And he's has been wanting to respond since a week from Tuesday. He said I'm ready for tomorrow. So, all of these postponements have been very difficult. (1:57)

On his wife Ashley doing the interview with him: These are not people who choose to be in the public eye. This a very difficult for them to do and I think it's a strong deep sign of loyalty. (2:52)

On how they were off the air: They were nervous and who could blame them. They were nervous. It was not a typical situation where you have a lot of chit chat beforehand. I said a couple things to them just to kind of break the ice when they sat down. I had never met them before, but they were nervous. There's no doubt about it. I don't think that reflects poorly on them.  (4:00)

On Judge Kavanaugh saying he had not had sexual intercourse in high school: I was not expecting him to say that he never had sexual intercourse with anyone in high school. He clearly feels that is a defense and it's something that he wanted people to know about him and that it would paint a larger picture of who he is as man and as a person and as a person of faith. It did surprise me. (5:22)

On how she prepared for this interview: Fortunately, although we had invited him to come on the show, I found out about 9:30 in the morning. I think you can over prepare for some things. So, in some ways I think it was good that I didn't have hours and hours to over prepare. And in my mind the most important things to get to were to have him respond to those allegations in person on camera so that people could watch his response and gauge for themselves whether or not they think he was truthful. I also wanted to get a sense on the impact on the family. (7:29)

On the hearing Thursday: I think there's so much we still don't know about Thursday. I have Lindsay Graham on tonight who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee and I have a lot of questions for him about how this is going to work. I've never seen anything like that before, where an outside counsel is brought in and does the questioning. I think it's a little bit odd. I think it would be better to have the Senate Republicans ask their own questions and the Democrats ask their questions, as we usually see in this environment. (9:25)

On the criticism she faced before the interview: These are people who are supposed to be reporters. I don't think that their assertions qualify them to be in that line of work at all to be perfectly honest and I also think most of them probably never watch my show. Fortunately, I don't really care all that much what people think and we got a lot of positive feedback form a lot of corners and I really appreciated that. I'm just blown away that anyone would make that kind of statement before an interview. (10:54)

On why Judge Kavnaugh chose her: I assume it is because they have watched my show and they believe that I'm a fair, tough, but fair interviewer and that's what I pride myself on. I'm not sensationalist. I'm not a red meat kind of person. All of that has it's place, but that's not what I do. I'm a human being who I think relates to people fairly well and I'm sympathetic to people in whatever side of this equation. If I sat down with Christine Ford I would be just as open with her as I was with them and I would understand the responsibility to get her story on the record. (11:59)