Four Reasons the New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are Weaker Than Ford's | Trending

Calvin Saunders
September 24, 2018

In a statement, two of those male classmates who Ramirez alleged were involved in the incident, the wife of a third male student she said was involved, and three other classmates, Dino Ewing, Louisa Garry, and Dan Murphy, disputed Ramirez's account of events: "We were the people closest to Brett Kavanaugh during his first year at Yale".

United States lawmakers drew battle lines Sunday ahead of a dramatic showdown over the fate of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, after a university professor who accuses the judge of sexual assault agreed to testify publicly in the Senate, reported AFP. She added that the second woman, who alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at Yale, is welcome to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Brett was laughing. I can still see his face.Somebody yelled down the hall, 'Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie's face'".

Trump stood by Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge, as the new allegations threatened to upend a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Thursday to hear testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor in California who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 1982. Though she told the New Yorker she was not "politically motivated" to share her story, the RNC presented other details that, they think, call this into question. "I will support her steadfast bravery".

But he adds that "unless there's something more" to back up her accusation, he's "not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh's life over this". That's according to a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the office was not authorized to speak publicly. They have protested the panel's treatment of Ford, comparing it to bullying.

'I want her to have her voice, ' he said.

The magazine said it had not found eyewitnesses to confirm that Mr Kavanaugh was at the party.

Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 6.

The Democratic senator who has known about the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh since July said that she held off on making the allegations public because the accuser had asked her to keep them confidential.

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"The Senate simply can not in good conscience vote on this nomination without a full fair FBI investigation of all these allegations", he said.

At issue is Ford's accusation stemming from an incident she says took place when she and Kavanaugh were teenagers. Deborah Ramirez described the incident after being contacted by The New Yorker magazine.

Mr Kavanaugh, a District of Columbia appeals judge nominated by US President Donald Trump, denies the claims.

"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", the Supreme Court nominee said after The New Yorker magazine published the latest allegation of sexual assault against him.

Today, Deborah Ramirez came forward with serious allegations of sexual misconduct by Judge Kavanaugh.

Her decision followed days of negotiations and came after Mr Trump turned against her and said her accusation could not be true.

Ramirez admitted to New Yorker reporters Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer that she had been drinking and that she has gaps in her memories.

The Republican National Committee sent out a similar email late Sunday, casting doubt of the credibility of the story by pointing out possible holes in the article using Ramirez's own words. Meanwhile, Republicans were pressing for a swift hearing and a vote. I can't say that at 53, but when I was 19 or 20, I was vulnerable.

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