Allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are 'totally political,' Trump says

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (J Scott Applewhite  AP

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (J Scott Applewhite AP

White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec called the accusation a "coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man".

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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.

As for Kavanaugh, he tells the New Yorker. She has said there are gaps in her own knowledge, that she was - she was inebriated as well.

The latest claims of impropriety during Kavanaugh's youth came as he was already facing a dramatic hearing where his testimony was to be weighed against that of a university professor who has separately accused him of assault.

"The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so", he said in a statement published by the magazine.

The committee's investigation has been in the backdrop of a week filled with contentious negotiations between Ford, her attorneys and the committee leadership over whether she would testify.

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"I remember a penis being in front of my face", she said. "This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanaugh".

Schumer and Feinstein write that Trump's comments this past week about getting to the bottom of the charges is "is merely lip service unless you are willing to direct the FBI to investigate". But they also say the committee will decide who testifies, in what order and how they will be questioned.

Soon after, Senate Republicans issued renewed calls to accelerate the timing of a committee vote.

The lawyer acknowledged to CNN that Keyser is a lifelong friend of Ford's.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh seen Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Spokesman Taylor Foy said the panel is looking into it. We do not know who leaked this letter to the press, notwithstanding Dr. Ford's request for confidentiality.

Two males allegedly involved in the incident disputed her account alongside several other classmates, adding the allegation against Mr Kavanaugh was "completely out of character".

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The correspondence reveals the behind-the-scenes work of the Republican-led committee as it attempts to investigate Ford's accusations, even though it could affect the outcome of Kavanaugh's appointment to the nation's highest court.

"Simply put", Walsh said, "Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford". She was "reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty", according to The New Yorker. Republicans narrowly control the Senate.

Exact details of Thursday's scheduled hearing before the Judiciary Committee are still being worked out. Ford says she feared Kavanaugh might inadvertently kill her before she managed to get away. And I was never told this story by her, or by anyone else.

'I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!' "Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person, and I am with him all the way".

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is seeking "immediate postponement" of any further action on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court amid the latest allegation of sexual misconduct.

Durbin indicated that Democrats are likely to ask about Kavanaugh's drinking history because Ford has alleged Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk" when it happened. Meanwhile, Republicans were pressing for a swift hearing and a vote.

While the calendar will likely be central to any hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee, many people on Twitter didn't think the calendar was a good defense.

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