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Supreme Court's Ginsburg voices support for #MeToo on eve of Kavanaugh hearing

27 Septembre 2018

Avenatti also represents Stormy Daniels, who alleges she was paid to keep a sexual relationship with Trump quiet.

How Kavanaugh could impact Supreme Court: Kavanaugh is a staunch conservative, and his confirmation would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court - furthering Trump's efforts to shift the federal judiciary to the right.

In evidence for the hearing, Kavanaugh acknowledges drinking in high school with his friends, but says he has never done anything "remotely resembling" the sexual misconduct alleged by his chief accuser. "I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their 'turn, '" Swetnick declared. 'Is Brett Kavanaugh who we want in the most prestigious court in the country. Judge was a high school classmate of Kavanaugh. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee, deliver their opening statements, Fordand Kavanaugh will each give statements and be questioned individually. But as an analysis by the New York Times showed, the calendar doesn't disprove Ford's sexual assault allegations.

The committee also released a two-page prepared statement from Kavanaugh for Thursday's hearing in which he "categorically and unequivocably" denies Ford's allegation. "I am innocent of this charge".

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled its vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. She spoke of traumatic memories and decades of shame; of a civic duty to come forward and recent months of hounding media and death threats.

Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party more than three decades ago, took the polygraph test on August 7 in a conference room at a hotel near Baltimore/Washington International airport.

Lawyer Michael Avenatti sent the allegations made by his client, Julie Swetnick, to the Senate Judiciary Committee conducting Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing and demanded an FBI investigation into the claims.

She also said Kavanaugh was present at a house party where she was drugged and "gang raped".

The images of her speaking - the first glimpse the public at large has had of her besides a few grainy photos - will linger well beyond Thursday's hearing or even Brett Kavanaugh's ultimate professional fate. "And no, I've never done anything like that".

And when a reporter asked the 84-year-old Hatch what he meant by saying the 51-year-old was "attractive", he said: "In other words, she's pleasing".

"I drank one beer", she said.

"I believe Dr. Ford and think it is past time for Judge Kavanaugh to withdraw" his nomination, state Attorney General Maura Healey wrote in a tweet.

Kavanaugh's claim during a Fox News interview Monday that he was a virgin until "many years" after high school was "absolutely false and a lie", Swetnick said.

The other accusation alleged Kavanaugh engaged in sexual misconduct in college.

"It's possible I'll hear that and I'll say, 'Hey, I'll change my mind, '" Trump said.

Supreme Court's Ginsburg voices support for #MeToo on eve of Kavanaugh hearing