Allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are 'totally political,' Trump says

Calvin Saunders
September 25, 2018

That accusation, in a report by The New Yorker magazine, pushed the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats for further investigation.

"This is a smear, plain and simple", he said in a statement issued by the White House Sunday night.

White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec also released a statement to Fox News defending Kavanaugh.

Even The New York Timesdidn't pull the trigger on a deep-dive story on her story because they can't confirm anything. His nomination is viewed by both parties as a critical fight ahead of the midterm elections in November.

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". And Republicans are now on the hunt for a woman, any woman, to do the attack job on Ford for them, so they don't have to face the "optics" of attacking a potential survivor of sexual assault.

"It's when men become powerful and think that they can use women and interrupt their careers if they want to for their own predatory proclivities that then they start preying upon women", she continued. "Judiciary staff reached out to our office and asked for a connection to someone who might be helpful should Deborah Ramirez decide to come forward with an allegation related to that made by Dr. Ford". The 11 senators on the GOP side of the dais are all men, which could send an unwanted message on live television against the backdrop of the #MeToo era.

How that could backfire for Republicans: What if Ramirez and her lawyer find more people to corroborate her story? We wouldn't run this if we didn't have people who heard at the time and found her credible, ' he said on ABC's "Good Morning America".

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Lindsey Graham said in a statement on Monday. "Let her testify, or not, and TAKE THE VOTE!", the president tweeted on Friday. I hope u understand. I had heard rumors that there was someone from Yale College who had a very bad experience, an arguably sexually harassing experience, with Judge Kavanaugh from a number of acquaintances from Yale, but without the specifics of name and a place and time.

I'll just point out again that the Senate Republicans refuse to call Mark Judge to testify.

He said a hearing on Kavanaugh's first accuser's claims would occur as scheduled Thursday and the full Senate would vote on his nomination shortly thereafter, though he did not set a date. But Durbin left little doubt that that Democrats will go after Kavanaugh's drinking history to help shed light on the matter.

Kavanaugh has denied Ford's claims and plans to use the calendars as part of his defense, according to the news outlet.

"The Republican viewpoint is that the left is trying to create a pattern of sexual misconduct in order to make him radioactive", the source said. Joining us now, Democratic senator from Delaware Chris Coons, also a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is expected to do so on Thursday.

"I have spoken with my chief of detectives, and neither of us have any knowledge of anyone coming forward to us to report any allegations involving Judge Kavanaugh", police Chief J. Thomas Manger told the Washington Examiner in an email. All three told investigators that they had no recollection of the evening in question, the committee said. In addition, some of us knew Debbie long after Yale, and she never described this incident until Brett's Supreme Court nomination was pending.

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