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College classmate claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at party

College classmate claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at party

Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court and advance Mr Trump's goal of moving the high court and the broader federal judiciary to the right.

Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford are scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her allegation on Thursday.

"We're talking about allegations of sexual assault", Kavanaugh told Martha MacCallum of Fox News during a joint interview with his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh is a District of Columbia appeals court judge and served as an advisor to former President George W Bush.

"The truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise", he said according to an excerpt released by Fox News. "I've led a good life". I know my lifelong record, and I'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process. "Kavanaugh was on top of me while laughing with Judge, who periodically jumped onto Kavanaugh".

However, on Sunday The New Yorker magazine published a report of a second allegation in which Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a 1980s college party at Yale University, forcing her to touch his genitals.

Christine Blasey Ford has accused Judge Kavanaugh of assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to express her concern over Kavanaugh's nomination. Meanwhile, Republicans were pressing for a swift hearing and a vote.

Democratic Senators Jeff Merkley of OR and Ed Markey of MA, in messages on Twitter Sunday night, called on Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination. Now that these sexual assault allegations have surfaced, it is up to the Senate to decide whether Kavanaugh will still be appointed to the Supreme Court. A nominee needs a simple majority of 51 votes to be confirmed.

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton also criticized the accusations, saying Democrats "are engaged in a campaign of delay and character assassination against Judge Kavanaugh".

Pushing forward with Kavanaugh has its own risks, besides an embarrassing defeat for Trump and the GOP.

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway says sexual misconduct allegations by two women against Brett Kavanaugh sound like "a vast left-wing conspiracy".

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Dozens of people protesting Kavanaugh were arrested outside Collins' Capitol Hill office.

Many protesters wore black T-shirts emblazoned with "Be a hero".

Both Ford and Ramirez want the FBI to investigate.

Republicans on the Judiciary Committee do not expect, however, to be able to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation until Friday at the absolute earliest.

With increasing intensity, Republicans have attacked the credibility of Ford's and now Ramirez' accounts.

Ramirez told the magazine she had become inebriated during a drinking game and was on the floor when the alleged incident took place.

"The central point is that there is no precedent for this Committee to bring in outside counsel for the sole objective of shielding the members of the Committee from performing their responsibility to question witnesses", Bromwich said.

Like Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing him of assaulting her when they were teenagers, Ramirez wants the FBI to investigate the incident, and Democratic lawmakers are backing their demands. She posted a sign on her front door, indicating she has no comment.

Also jumping into the fray was the attorney who represents porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with Trump. Kavanaugh has denied all allegations.

Avenatti, who has said he's considering a 2020 Democratic presidential bid, told the AP that he will disclose his client's identity in the coming days and that she is prepared to testify before the committee, as well as provide names of corroborating witnesses.

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    Associated Press writers Kevin Freking, Mary Clare Jalonick, Juliet Linderman and Catherine Lucey contributed from Washington . Christine Blasey Ford , PhD has claimed Judge Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were both teenagers in high school .

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