Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through

Posted September 27, 2018

We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. I denied the allegation immediately, unequivocally, and categorically.

Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to come forward and accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, will testify along with Kavanaugh in a public hearing Thursday.

Kavanaugh rejected the latest claim Wednesday as "ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".

"I believed he was going to rape me", she said.

It's been suggested that the calendars may be used by Kavanaugh to say there's no evidence he attended the type of party described by Ford.

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Swetnick and Avenatti did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The inside consensus was that enough Democratic senators running for re-election in states that Mr. Trump carried in 2016 would vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh and those Democrats would handily offset the few Republicans who might oppose him. Ford has claimed that Kavanaugh tried to remove her clothes and clamped a hand over her mouth at a party when both were in high school.

"I believe I was drugged using Quaaludes or something similar placed in what I was drinking".

The new accuser, Julie Swetnick of Washington, said Kavanaugh took part in efforts during high school to get girls intoxicated so that a group of boys could have sex with them.

She did not identify the individuals directly involved in those assaults. Feinstein became aware of Ford's accusation months ago after Ford contacted her congresswoman in Silicon Valley.

"When I look at what's happened to the reputation of a great gentleman - a great intellect, a brilliant man, somebody that has a chance to be one of our great Supreme Court justices in history - intellectually, I think it's a shame", Trump said. The controversy has unfolded ahead of the November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats seek to take control from the Republicans.

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Trump continued, "Oh gee, let's not make him a Supreme Court judge because of that".

All 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee also urged Kavanaugh to withdraw if the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not investigate the allegations.

Christine Blasey Ford has shown remarkable bravery in speaking out about an attempted rape she experienced over 35 years ago.

The declarations will be used by Ford's attorneys during a committee hearing on Thursday that could determine the fate of Kavanaugh's embattled nomination.

Senator Chuck Grassley, who chairs the committee, said the hearing will go forward as planned.

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In another declaration, Rebecca White, a neighbor and friend of more than six years, said Ford revealed the alleged assault against her in 2017. "These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh", she added. Avenatti also represents Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star known as Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with Trump before he was elected president. Avenatti had teased the allegations for several days, but Kavanaugh has denied being involved "in any such thing". If Republicans do offer heated language Thursday, it will most likely be directed at this longtime California pol, who - like her GOP counterpart, Grassley - never attended law school. "I suspect that that is plenty of time for that interview to take place". "I don't know if Chrissy's parents are afraid of being disbelieved or are afraid of being attacked verbally". Republicans hold a 51-47 edge; two independents who caucus with the Democrats. "But I've had a lot of false charges made against me, really false charges", Trump said.