Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Second Accuser Targets Kavanaugh, No Eyewitnesses, 'Best Friend' Never Heard About It

PONNURU: Gender gap not necessarily bad news for Republicans Committee contacts Ford's friend about party; 'she has no recollection' of it, lawyer says
Jeannette Daniel | 24 September, 2018, 20:14

President Donald Trump is pledging his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the sexual misconduct allegations against his choice are "totally political".

The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge.

Ramirez alleges Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dorm party when both were students at Yale. "Clearly when it comes to President Trump, elections - in the eyes of Democrats - have no consequences", Sen.

Mayer said that she felt the "public ought to know" about the latest allegations against Kavanaugh.

But a spokesman for Sen.

Holton-Arms alumna Alexis Goldstein (C) and Sarah Burgess arrive at office of Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to deliver a letter from more than 1,000 fellow Holton-Arms high school graduates supporting fellow graduate Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and their belief in her accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 20, 2018.

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".

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

The Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein, called on the panel's Republican chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, to postpone Thursday's hearing in order to investigate Ramirez's accusations.


"I want her to have her voice", he said. "The alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen", Kavanaugh said in a statement.

The New York Times reports that Kavanaugh, who faces new allegations of another assault in college, kept a calendar that shows he was away from home for most of the summer in 1982.

"What we are witnessing is the total collapse of the traditional confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee".

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

The controversy over Kavanaugh is unfolding just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault.

"I remember hearing and being mortified that this was out there", she said.

According to a report in The New Yorker, 53-year-old Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself and caused her to touch his genitals at a drunken party when the two were freshmen at Yale.

And that goes directly to a question he was asked under oath at his confirmation hearing: "Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors, or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?" "I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name-and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building-against these last-minute allegations".

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