Trump says Brett Kavanaugh accusations 'totally political'

College classmate claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at party

College classmate claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at party

Follayttar was not among those arrested.

"I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever".

Journalists and others quickly pointed out that it is highly unusual for a Supreme Court nominee to conduct an interview with the media or engage in an effort to clear his own name during the confirmation process - and even more unusual for the interview to be conducted by a partisan news network. Susan Collins of ME, one of a few moderate Republicans whose votes will determine whether Kavanaugh is confirmed. Specifically, six people who knew both Ramirez and Kavanaugh have categorically denied the accuser's claim.

In order to be appointed to the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh's nomination must be confirmed by the US Senate, which the Republican Party narrowly controls 51-49. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Ford described a high school party at which she said Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge locked her in a room at a home in suburban Maryland in the early 1980s.

Kavanaugh's decision to give a television interview sent Supreme Court experts back to the history books.

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. A White House spokeswoman added in a second statement that the allegation was "designed to tear down a good man".

Speaking to thousands of supporters at a rally in Missouri on Friday, Trump recounted how he had implored an unnamed senator to "fight for" Kavanaugh, and "not worry about the other side". He repeatedly denied the claims made by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, cast himself as the victim of "false accusations", and insisted that he will press on in his quest to win confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Instead, he now faces an explosive Senate showdown against the first of his accusers, university professor Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to testify against him on Thursday.

"The truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise", he said on Fox.

Attorney Alleges Kavanaugh Targeted Women with Drugs For ‘Gang Rape’
"I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge ", claimed Avenatti on Twitter. We believe that this stands for: Find them, French them, Feel them, Finger them, F*ck them, Forget them.

Sitting beside his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh - her first appearance since the allegations surfaced - the judge was given free rein to deny accusations that have now been leveled against him by two named women in addition to a third whose identity and detailed claims still remain elusive.

Ford wrote the letter to Grassley on September 22, while she was still in ongoing negotiations with the Republican-led committee to testify against Kavanaugh. "A quiet, serious, thorough background check (of Judge Kavanaugh) by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accused the Democrats of having "no boundaries" when it comes to opposing Trump, who on Monday reaffirmed his support for Kavanaugh. "I've always treated women with dignity and respect", Kavanaugh told Fox News, likely telegraphing the line he will take when he appears before the Senate to testify on the matter on Thursday. "I don't like to see anything that reflects negatively on him", MacCallum said in 2016.

For Democrats, the row is a golden opportunity to build on anger among female voters at Trump's often dismissive attitude to allegations of sexual misconduct - including against the president himself.

In the second claim, Deborah Ramirez told The New Yorker magazine that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party in the 1983-84 school year.

Still, the White House and Republicans have cast doubt on Ford's allegations.

Conway noted Monday on CBS "This Morning" that Kavanaugh, in a statement Sunday, called the allegations a "smear campaign." he added, "This is starting to feel like a vast left-wing conspiracy".

The New Yorker said it contacted Ramirez after learning of a possible involvement in an incident with Kavanaugh.

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