WH 'open' to testimony by 2nd Kavanaugh accuser

Danny Woods
September 25, 2018

Like Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing him of assaulting her when they were teenagers, Ramirez wants the FBI to investigate the incident, and Democratic lawmakers are backing their demands.

Brett Kavanaugh speaks to Fox News, Sept. 24, 2018.

Kavanaugh, who also denies that allegation, said he wishes to testify as soon as possible to clear his name following Ford's claims that he attacked her at a high school party.

Democrats are demanding a delay in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing set for Thursday where Kavanaugh and another accuser are scheduled to testify. That session loomed as a do-or-die wild card for Kavanaugh in which a split-second facial expression, a tear or a choice of words could prove decisive.

'The other people alleged to be there, don't recall any such thing.

In the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., lashed out at Democrats, accusing them of throwing "all the mud they could manufacture" and decrying a "shameful smear campaign".

A White House official publicly questioned the accusations coming from Mr Avenatti's client, saying that the presence of the high-profile lawyer - who has publicly taken on Mr Trump and is weighing a 2020 Democratic presidential bid - makes the proceedings a "circus". Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), and Sen. There are now 51 Republicans in the Senate, so just two of them breaking from the ranks would dash his confirmation hopes. "Hear me out on this", Mr. Kimmel said. If elevated to the high court, the legitimacy of everything Judge Kavanaugh touches will be questioned. Trump's first nominee Judge Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate on April 7, 2017. I've known him for a long time.

Pushing forward with Kavanaugh has its own risks, besides an embarrassing defeat for Trump and the GOP.

Two women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct decades ago. Ingraham exclaimed. "And Ronan Farrow, who I think has done some great work, won a Pulitzer not for this type of reporting".

Roche, who lived in a two-bedroom unit with Kavanaugh during their freshman year, described Ramirez as "being exceptionally honest, with a trusting manner", and said he believed Kavanaugh may have been "capable" of behaving in the alleged manner.

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"I never had any sexual or physical activity with Dr Ford", Kavanaugh said, adding, "What I know is the truth".

"I'm a good person", Kavanaugh added.

Ford, now a California-based university professor, says Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and tried to undress her when they were at a party in their school years.

The Republican chairman of the panel, Sen.

In Trump's view, Republicans should have given less in the way of concessions to Ford than they already have.

The New Yorker said it contacted Ms Ramirez after learning of a possible incident with Mr Kavanaugh.

A second woman, Deborah Ramirez, accused him in an article published in the New Yorker magazine on Sunday of sexual misconduct during the 1983-84 academic year when both attended Yale University.

Dozens of people protesting Kavanaugh were arrested outside Collins' Capitol Hill office. The group says those who can't leave can post a selfie on social media with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors. Trump previously said that he feels "so badly" for Kavanaugh, and that he "is not a man who deserves this".

Kavanaugh has produced numerous statements of support regarding his behavior towards women both during his youth and soaring career.

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