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Trump sticks with Kavanaugh, calls sexual assault allegations "totally political"

Trump sticks with Kavanaugh, calls sexual assault allegations

And, four Senate Democrats' offices received information about Ramirez's allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while they were both freshmen at Yale University. Kerri Kupec, an administration spokesperson, claimed that the new allegation was part of a "coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man".

The White House then released a further statement highlighting perceived weaknesses and uncertainties within the New Yorker's account. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!

They also agreed to increased security for Ford and Kavanaugh.

It's unclear whether these protests will have any effect on the Senate Republicans, who seem dead set on holding a vote, regardless of the mounting accusations against Kavanaugh. The committee will not vote on his nomination until after Thursday's hearing.

Michael Avenetti, a USA lawyer known for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her cases against President Trump, has alleged on Twitter that he is representing a third woman with "credible information" regarding Judge Kavanaugh and the alleged witness to Prof Ford's assault, Mark Judge.

The three lawyers are not pleased with but agree to the committee's decision not to call any other witnesses. The 11 senators on the GOP side of the dais are all men, creating unsafe optics for a hearing that will be carried on live television.

"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", the statement read.

What's more, after weighing Ramirez's claims, other news outlets were hesitant to publish a story about them.

On Kavanaugh, Trump stressed: "I am with him all the way".

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The only person to corroborate the accuser's claim has maintained anonymity, and claims to have heard it from an unidentified friend who attended the event described in the article.

"The Supreme Court must never be viewed as partisan", Kavanaugh insisted during his Senate confirmation hearings, which were often disrupted by the shouts of protesters, many of them women who fear the conservative judge's appointment could throw doubt on the future of abortion rights in the United States. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wrote on Twitter. "We're not going to let her determine how many people we call" and on outside counsel. I hope u understand.

In his letter, Mr Kavanaugh called the allegations "grotesque and obvious character assassination" and added that they could dissuade others from entering public service. Republican committee staff and Ford's lawyers had reached a stalemate in negotiations over the details of the testimony. Judge has told the committee he does not recall the incident. The lengthy talks were hampered by a disagreement over who will question Ford at the hearing, according to an email exchange obtained by NPR.

"It was kind of a joke", Ramirez told the magazine.

President Donald Trump has expressed strong support for his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, despite a new allegation of sexual misconduct against him.

Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican member of the committee, blamed Democrats for the new allegation. Judiciary Committee Democrats said that Feinstein should send Ford's letter, with her name redacted, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Republicans viewed the demands for an investigation, and Ford's various requests, as a way to delay voting on Trump's nominee.

She said on CBS "This Morning" that the allegations against Kavanaugh, now by a second woman, sound like a "vast left-wing conspiracy".


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