As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

Adjust Comment Print

One of the authors behind the latest account into accusations against Kavanaugh, Jane Mayer, told "CBS This Morning" that at a "certain point.there's things people won't say to a reporter that they might feel they need to say to the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Kavanaugh denied the allegation in a statement released by the White House.

In response to the New Yorker story, the White House sent out a list of "what you need to know", where it attempts to discredit Ramirez's allegations. She claims that, after being egged on by another friend, Kavanaugh whipped out his penis, and waved it around in her face.

A White House spokeswoman adds in a second statement that the allegation is 'designed to tear down a good man'.

Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California state Senate, said that Feinstein should have confronted Kavanaugh with it at his hearing, AP reported.

It's unclear whether these protests will have any effect on the Senate Republicans, who seem dead set on holding a vote, regardless of the mounting accusations against Kavanaugh.

"No innuendo has been too low, no insinuation too dirty", Hatch said in a statement, adding that the committee should proceed with its Thursday hearing. The magazine said numerous people they contacted did not respond to interview requests, others declined to comment or said they did not attend or remember the party. The Democrats then began investigating.

"At least look at it", she told the New Yorker. But after "six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party".

"Brett was laughing", she told the New Yorker. She posted a sign on her front door, indicating she has no comment.

2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters
Thompson said his office was responding to court orders to transport the women from a hospital and a mental-health center. The Little Pee Dee River reached "major" flood stage in several spots, and forecasters believe it will continue to rise.

Protesters opposed to Kavanaugh's confirmation held a series of rallies in Washington, New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination-if allowed to succeed-will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service.

Kavanaugh's nomination hangs precariously. Defections among Republicans would likely block his path to the Supreme Court.

It's unclear if Kavanaugh also will address tweets by Michael Avenatti, who says he represents a woman with "credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh" who is not either of the two above named women. They asked for the FBI to investigate the Ford allegation.

A second accuser came forward Sunday night in a piece the New Yorker's Ronan Farrow co-authored.

Kavanaugh will also address the committee on Thursday, the newspapers report.

Senate Democrats are investigating the bombshell claim by Deborah Ramirez, according to the New Yorker magazine. But even if Kavanaugh doesn't get confirmed to the nation's top court, he will remain a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, an incredibly powerful body that's just a step below the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh, who now sits on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, is a former Bush administration official who has been nominated to the seat vacated by Anthony Kennedy who was considered the swing justice on the court, particularly in cases involving issues like abortion and gay rights.

Ms Ford's lawyers Debra Katz and Lisa Banks had said that many aspects of Mr Grassley's latest offer were "fundamentally inconsistent" with the committee's promise of a "fair, impartial investigation". A breakthrough came over the weekend as Ford agreed to testify.

Comments