Second Kavanaugh accuser comes forward

Second Kavanaugh accuser comes forward

Second Kavanaugh accuser comes forward

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation made by Ramirez in a statement released through the White House, calling it "a smear, plain and simple". The White House, which called Ramirez's allegation "the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats", reportedly does not plan to withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination. Because it would have happened a year after the now-famous house party described by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Deborah attended Yale University with Kavanaugh, and cited an incident from the 1983-1984 school year, during which he allegedly "exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away".

The two sides finalized the date and time of the hearing over email. "But she can come and tell that story". "Brett was laughing. I can still see his face.Somebody yelled down the hall, 'Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie's face'".

Ford alleges that Kavanaugh attacked her at a high school party in the 1980s when they were teenagers.

In a statement on Sunday evening, Chuck Grassley, the judiciary committee chair, said his office contacted Avenatti as soon as the lawyer announced he may have information relevant to sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh accuser Ford agrees to testify... There are multiple witnesses that will corroborate these facts and each of them must be called to testify publicly.

The statement from attorneys Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich came after a call Sunday with staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

It was unclear last night how the Senate Judiciary Committee will address the new allegation or whether Kavanaugh's confirmation process will continue and on what schedule.

Spokesman Taylor Foy said the panel is looking into it.

"The former friend who was married to the male classmate alleged to be involved, and who signed the statement, said of Ramirez, 'This is a woman I was best friends with".

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who Ford sent the letter to, said she held off on making the allegations public as Ford has asked her to keep them confidential to protect her identity. "Hopefully, we'll have a second judge very shortly who is a fantastic, fantastic man, a fantastic talent and intellect, hopefully Brett Kavanaugh will go on to the Supreme Court" Trump said on WTAM radio in an interview with Geraldo Rivera. She admitted to being intoxicated during the alleged incident, and was at first tired of coming forward because of gaps in her memory.

"As with any witness who comes before the Senate, the Senate Judiciary Committee can not hand over its constitutional duties to attorneys for outside witnesses", Mike Davis, Senator Grassley's top nominations counsel, wrote in an email exchange with Ms Ford's lawyers obtained by the Associated Press. Ford's attorneys say they are still negotiating "a number of important procedural and logistical issues".

Ramirez then chose to go public after she was contacted, and learning that other Yale classmates remembered the alleged incident.

But he adds that "unless there's something more" to back up her accusation, he's "not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh's life over this".

Meanwhile, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Committee on the Judiciary Ranking member Dianne Feinstein, in a letter, urged President Donald Trump to direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation to immediately and thoroughly investigate Ford's allegations and report to the Senate as soon as possible.

In many ways, Republicans have remained in the political driver's seat since Ford came forward with her allegation that Kavanaugh corralled her in a room at a boozy house party, covered her mouth and attempted to force himself on her.

Durbin indicated that Democrats are likely to ask about Kavanaugh's drinking history because Ford has alleged Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk" when it happened.

What is the new allegation against Mr Kavanaugh?

The allegations have cast doubt on Kavanaugh's confirmation. "You should look into the lawyers doing the representations", Trump said.

Exact details of Thursday's scheduled hearing before the Judiciary Committee are still being worked out.

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