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Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys release polygraph results on Kavanaugh allegations

29 Septembre 2018

"It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me", Ford wrote.

Republicans largely expressed confidence in Kavanaugh ahead of the hearing, emerging from a closed-door lunch with Vice President Mike Pence to say the nominee remains on track for confirmation.

The president made the comments in a almost 90-minute, often rambling press conference following his meetings with world leaders at the United Nations in NY.

Politico congressional reporter Burgess Everett reported the summary from the Judiciary Committee, which stated: "Committee staff have a second interview with a man who believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Dr. Ford in the summer of 1982 that is the basis of her allegation".

Since Ford came forward, two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, have shared similar stories. Kavanaugh will deny even being at the party. Cory Gardner of Colorado. "The letter was shared with both Republican staff and Democrat staff", the statement said.

Trump praised Kavanaugh anew at a news conference Wednesday, but in answer to a question he said he could consider changing his mind on the nomination if testimony by Kavanaugh-accuser Christine Blasey Ford is totally convincing.

- What is the allegation against Judge Kavanaugh?

At a press conference in NY on Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump declined to comment on Swetnick's claims, saying he was a bit preoccupied at the United Nations to pay attention to the domestic scandals of the day, but dismissed her lawyer Michael Avenatti as a "lowlife". "I can't tell you". I want to watch.

The three women who have accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault had their alleged incidents happen in the early 80's when he was in high school and college.

Whether Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court is still viable.

On his message for young men, Mr Trump said: "It's a very unsafe period in our country, and it's being perpetrated by some very evil people".

According to NBC, the latest complaint says the assault took place whilst Judge Kavanaugh was drunk.

In Kavanaugh's opening statement, he will "categorically and unequivocally" deny Ford's allegations. The Associated Press has not been able to corroborate them, and continues to investigate.

Republican leaders indicated they were still determined to have the committee vote on recommending Kavanaugh Friday - after a dramatic Thursday hearing at which both Kavanaugh and Ford, are to testify.

Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican member of the Judiciary panel who could be a key vote, had his own take. John Thune, have accused Democrats of waging a smear campaign against Kavanaugh.

Ms Swetnick also said she was drugged and gang-raped at a party in approximately 1982 at which Mr Kavanaugh was present.

"I hope that tomorrow's hearing gives us some guidance on how we vote", Sen. "I'm confident that he will be confirmed in the very near future", he added.

The lead Democratic counsel was another notable face in Washington legal circles, Richard Ben-Veniste, who had made a name for himself decades earlier on the special prosecution task force for Watergate.

Yet the defeat of Kavanaugh might be the best electoral outcome for Republicans, especially in pro-Trump states where Democratic incumbents are defending Senate seats.

"This is not just a box to check". One told HuffPost that the last thing the party needs is "11 old white guys questioning a woman about teenage sex".

She spoke about the alleged incident in New Yorker magazine and has said she is willing to co-operate with any investigation.

"I was, you know, underneath one of them while the two laughed", she said.

Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys release polygraph results on Kavanaugh allegations