Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations'

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing a statement from a third woman who has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

"I remember her saying that her attacker's name was Brett Kavanaugh, that he was a successful lawyer who had grown up in Christine's home town, and that he was well-known in the Washington D.C. community", Russell Ford said.

The identity of the lawyer - who will question Ford and Kavanaugh - is expected to be disclosed Thursday morning before the hearing, and her time for questioning will be equal to what the committee Democrats get.

"During the incident, I was incapacitated without my consent and was unable to fight off the boys raping me".

In a sworn affidavit, Ms Swetnick alleged Judge Kavanaugh was involved in the drugging and sexual assault of girls at house parties in the 1980s. He has denied both accusations.

Significantly, along with chores and activities with friends, such as movies and beach hangouts, Kavanaugh's calendar lists five parties he attended. Ford can certainly mention that no process, civil or criminal, would intentionally disregard evidence.

Collins said she remained undecided about Kavanaugh, a judge on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Republican majority on the committee, who are all males, have selected Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona sex crimes prosecutor, to question Ford and Kavanaugh.

Continetti noted that the New York Times reported that it did not publish its story on the second allegation because it could not corroborate Ramirez's claims. The Committee would invite her to testify but wouldn't agree to postpone the hearing while an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe plays out, consistent with their treatment of Christine Blasey Ford.

The committee's minority Democrats, led by California Sen.

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Republican President Donald Trump, who has also been accused of sexual misconduct, escalated his rhetoric against both of Kavanaugh's accusers on Tuesday and called the allegations "a con game being played by the Democrats". Kavanaugh would have been 17 at the end of his junior year at Georgetown Prep.

"It's just a game to them, but it's a very risky game for our country", Trump said. "How many women have kept their experiences quiet because they knew they would hear that?" Sen.

After Trump lashed out at Ford on Friday, Sen.

But McConnell, of Kentucky, indicated that he believes that nothing that happens on Thursday will keep Kavanaugh from the court.

Trump also spoke out directly against the two accusers, suggesting their claims were invented. "She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not", Trump told reporters in NY.

The second accuser, Ramirez, "has nothing", Trump said. He took away my future, my financial, everything about me, and lived his life on, over and over and over again with no regards, and I think he needs to pay for what he's done to everyone. She admits she was drunk. "Once the New Yorker piece came out ... that spurred Republicans to say we demand a vote on Kavanaugh". Fox News' Martha MacCallum asked. Details of the accusation were leaked over the following weekend to the Washington Post.

Republicans can confirm Kavanaugh without any Democratic votes but with the GOP controlling the chamber 51 seats to 49, Republicans can only afford to lose one GOP vote and still advance his nomination.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY retorted that if McConnell believed the allegations were a smear, "why don't you call for an FBI investigation?"

Wilkinson said Wednesday: "If this is going to be the standard for how we judge somebody going into public service, I don't know why anyone in their right mind would want to go through something like this".