Kavanaugh Accuser Releases Affidavits From People She Told of Alleged Sexual Assault

Minnie Murray
September 26, 2018

Senate Republicans are bringing in a veteran Arizona prosecutor to handle questioning about the allegations. Murkowski told reporters: "We have kind of moved beyond the qualifications of the nominee, and it has become more about whether or not women who have been subject to any form of assault, violence, intimidation are to (be) believed".

Lawyer Beth Wilkinson tells CNN Wednesday that whether or not Kavanaugh drank isn't the issue.

Brett Kavanaugh's calendar from 1982 is filled with nostalgia of the times and seemingly endless cliches that one would expect from a teenager growing up in a middle-class family. Denying the allegations against him, he vowed that he won't be "pushed out" of the confirmation process. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in an interview Tuesday afternoon with the Fox News Channel's Neil Cavuto.

"She said she was totally inebriated".

All 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are men (as are six of the 10 Democrats).

"It's a very unsafe game for our country", Trump said Tuesday, adding that a Deborah Ramirez, a second woman who came forward with a complaint about Kavanaugh while he was at Yale University, had "nothing" and saying she was "messed up" and "drunk" at the time of the alleged incident.

The allegation comes one day before Kavanaugh is set to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing along with another accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh held her down and tried to take her clothes off at a house party when they were in high school. But three people she has named as witnesses have declared that they were not at any such party, including a lifelong friend, Leyland Kaiser.

The four sworn affidavits are among the information the committee is considering on the eve of Ford and Kavanaugh's testimony Thursday.

President Trump criticizes second Kavanaugh accuser.

At least two notes referenced Mark Judge and "PJ", two names also associated with the allegations of sexual assault.

"She said she's not the one to answer if it's time for the FBI to investigate these allegations", Borger said of Murkowski.

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexual and physical assault while the two were at a party during their high school years. "I stopped to speak with her, and she told me she had read a recent social media post I had written about my own experience with sexual assault".

Clune says that Republicans did not participate in a pre-arranged Tuesday night conference call to talk about Ramirez' allegations. Swetnick described "abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls" from Kavanaugh when he got drunk, "including not taking "no" for an answer".

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that while the White House is open to testimony from Ramirez, she stressed that the confirmation process needs to come to a close.

At the United Nations, Trump, who had previously questioned Ford's credibility, turned his attention to Kavanaugh's second accuser, Deborah Ramirez. Her allegations have nothing to do with whether or not Kavanaugh was a virgin at the time.

The statements, first reported by USA Today, will likely be used by Ford's lawyers during a Thursday confirmation hearing that could help determine the fate of Kavanaugh's nomination.

In an email exchange, Koegler claims Ford alleged the individual who had sexually assaulted her was the frontrunner to replace Kennedy. She told a therapist. Kavanaugh denied he was "at any such party".

Treatment of Ford, 51, on Thursday will be watched closely.

Senate Republicans are beginning to schedule votes aimed at putting Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. The committee has tentatively scheduled a Friday vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.

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