Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Kavanaugh Swiftly Denies New Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Second woman makes allegation against Kavanaugh Kavanaugh Swiftly Denies New Allegations of Sexual Abuse
Diane Mills | 25 September, 2018, 02:01

"I also ask that the newest allegations of sexual misconduct be referred to the FBI for investigation, and that you join our request for the White House to direct the FBI to investigate the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford as well as these new claims".

Mr Trump, himself accused during the 2016 presidential race of sexual misconduct with numerous women, twice offered words of support for Mr Kavanaugh while in NY to attend the UN General Assembly.

Kavanaugh is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday following testimony from another accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who claims Kavanaugh assaulted her during a high school party in the early 1980s.

The accusation from Ramirez raise the stakes further for a dramatic showdown Thursday, as Kavanaugh and Ford testify in public about an incident she characterizes as attempted rape - and that he says simply never happened.

It had seemed assured before Ford, a 51-year-old California college professor, went public a week ago with her allegation that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party when they were in high school.

The New Yorker's report says at least four Democratic senators have received details of the allegation.

Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's pick to fill a crucial Supreme Court vacancy, has seen what appeared to be an easy confirmation process up-ended by charges of sexual abuse that allegedly took place decades ago in his youth.

Other Democrats are also upset that the allegations were kept quiet, but Feinstein felt she had no choice, according to the Associated Press.

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In a statement provided by the White House, Kavanaugh said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple".

A White House official not authorized to speak publicly questioned the accusations coming from Avenatti's client, saying that the presence of the high-profile attorney - who has publicly taken on Trump and is weighing a 2020 Democratic presidential bid - makes the proceedings a "circus". Lindsey Graham said in a statement on Monday. Brian Fallon, the executive director group Demand Justice, which was formed in part to oppose Trump's Supreme Court nominee, said Kavanaugh should remove his name from consideration. "We're not going to let her determine how many people we call" and on outside counsel.

Trump, speaking to reporters on his way into the United Nations on Monday morning, said Kavanaugh "is an outstanding person, and I am with him all the way". Ford and Ramirez have faced criticism for waiting more than 30 years to report their claims against Kavanaugh.

In other symbolic moves, New York Magazine's website the Cut announced it would stop publishing for one hour to show it stands with women including Ford, Ramirez, and other sexual assault survivors.

She alleges Mr Kavanaugh exposed his genitals at a dormitory party and thrust them in her face, causing physical contact without consent. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY and the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, California Sen.

Mormon Women for Ethical Government, which is not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the allegations are serious and the Senate shouldn't rush Kavanaugh's vote.

That response seemed a setback to Ford supporters' efforts to corroborate her claim. So far, no Republican senators have said they would vote against Kavanaugh.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Hurricane Florence were the top names in news headlines this past week.

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