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Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct By a Second Woman - Hit & Run

"And now it's clear to me it wasn't a joke".

The White House is also continuing its support of Kavanaugh in the wake of the accusation.

"This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen", he said in a statement. After a meeting at the United Nations in New York City Monday morning, Trump told reporters that Kavanaugh is "a fine man with an unblemished past" and that the accusations were "highly unsubstantiated" and "totally political".

President Trump on Monday offered a full-throated defense of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the face of new allegations of sexual misconduct, calling the claims "totally political".

Ms Ramirez alleges the incident occurred when she was a freshman at Yale University alongside Mr Kavanaugh during the 1983-4 academic year.

Kavanaugh denied the allegation under oath and under penalty of felony shortly after the accusation was made public.

In requesting another day to decide, Ford lawyer Debra Katz late Friday called Grassley's original deadline "arbitrary" and said its "sole objective is to bully Dr. Ford and deprive her of the ability to make a considered decision that has life-altering implications for her and her family". The Democrats then began investigating.

The Democratic senator who has known about the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh since July said that she held off on making the allegations public because the accuser had asked her to keep them confidential.

The vice president says the way that some Democrats have conducted themselves during the confirmation process "is a disgrace and a disservice to the Senate and the American people".

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein, was the recipient of a then-anonymous letter from Ford detailing the allegation that Kavanaugh pressed his body on her and tried to remove her swimsuit when they were both in college. She also asked the committee's chairman, Sen.




Activists also staged a massive walkout and protest in the Russell Senate Office Building. Spokesman Taylor Foy said the panel is looking into it.

The New Yorker was unable to confirm with eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was at the party Ramirez described, though one classmate who was not at the party said that he is "one-hundred-per-cent sure" he was told Kavanaugh had exposed himself to Ramirez. Kennedy was the frequently the court's swing vote.

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His nomination is viewed by both parties as a critical fight ahead of the midterm elections in November.

A White House spokeswoman added in a second statement that the allegation was "designed to tear down a good man".

"This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man", Kupec said in a statement.

The Washington Post reported late Saturday that it had talked to Keyser, who told the paper she believed Ford's allegation.

McConnell said it sounds "like a choreographed smear campaign that ignored Dr. Ford's request for confidentiality in order to inflict maximum damage at the last minute on Judge Kavanaugh and his family".

"What we are witnessing is the total collapse of the traditional confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee", Sen.

McConnell closed by stating emphatically that both Ford and Kavanaugh "will" testify before the commmittee "this week", and that there will be confirmation vote on Kavanaugh's nomination soon, no matter what.

Conway's rhetoric echoes Hillary Clinton's 1998 description of allegations that her husband, President Bill Clinton, had had affairs. Collins' next contest will be in 2020, Murkowski's in 2022.

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