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New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination

25 Septembre 2018

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has said there is no corroboration over claims he sexually assaulted a woman at a party during high school.

Kavanaugh was referring to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in the suburbs of Maryland when they both were in high school.

Ms Ford accuses Mr Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers.

"I have never had any sexual or physical activity with Dr. Ford", Kavanaugh said.

US President Donald Trump on Monday branded sexual assault allegations that threaten to bring down his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "totally political", hardening his position ahead of an explosive Senate showdown.

"I want a fair process where I can defend my integrity, and I know I'm telling the truth", the judge said.

"There's a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate, but I am with Judge Kavanaugh", Trump said.

"So if he doesn't get to be on the Supreme Court, maybe he'll be 'The Bachelor, '" Kimmel joked. Deborah admitted to Ronan in The New Yorker piece that, before coming forward with her allegations, she was blaming herself for drinking too much at the party in question.

Despite the forceful rhetoric and solid Kavanaugh support by most Republicans, his backing from several GOP senators was unclear, including Sens.

It said that the allegation came to the attention of Democratic senators through a civil rights lawyer.

Ramirez says she grew up as a devout Catholic and that what happened to her in college was shocking.

In a separate interview on MSNBC, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said, "We believe Judge Kavanaugh, clear, under penalty of perjury, called for a hearing last week".

"Senator Gillibrand had never heard of this group until she recently read about them in the newspaper", one of her spokespeople said.

Sanders said that Kavanaugh has had "lifetime of a record of empowering and respecting women and have seen hundreds of women that know him and know him well come out and say exactly that".

But in the context of the Kavanaugh fight, Trump's view that he and people like him should be able to do whatever they like with impunity has stained and corrupted the process of selecting a new Justice from top to bottom.

Even before the latest turns, the carefully negotiated hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee with Kavanaugh and Ford carried echoes of the Anita Hill hearings in 1991.

The interview comes a day after another woman went public with a new set of sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh. "I've always treated women with dignity and respect", he said at least three times. For the good of the court and the good of the country, Judge Kavanaugh must withdraw his nomination.

On the Senate floor Monday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Democrats for their ongoing antics to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation and said he will get a vote.

Avenatti was among those who was poring over yearbook entries and assorted writing of Kavanaugh and his peers going back to their highschool and college years to ferret out licentious behavior.

He also questioned the political motivations of the lawyers representing the women, saying "you should look into the lawyers doing the representation".

"The Senate should shut this circus down and move the Kavanaugh confirmation to a timely vote".

As Kavanaugh's accusers have come forward, Republicans have grown increasingly frustrated with the process and what they believe to be personal smears aimed at stalling a perfectly capable man's ascent to the Supreme Court.

In a separate letter, Kavanaugh called Ford and another allegation from a Yale University classmate, "smears, pure and simple".

New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination