Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Ronan Farrow Defends Report On New Kavanaugh Accuser In Testy ‘GMA’ Interview

AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday Committee contacts Ford's friend about party; 'she has no recollection' of it, lawyer says
| 24 September, 2018, 20:16

The New Yorker magazine reported late Sunday that two US senators are investigating a woman's charge that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a Yale University dormitory party during the 1983-1984 academic year.

"I look forward to a vote and for people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and never mention it, and all the sudden it happens", the president also said.

The judge has denied both claims, labelling the latest "a smear".

In a statement provided by the White House, Mr Kavanaugh said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple". The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so.

Ramirez alleged in a New Yorker article published Sunday that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a dorm party when they were both freshman, though she acknowledged she had gaps in her memory.

Lindsey Graham says the furor surrounding sexual harassment claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a "total collapse of the traditional confirmation process".

This comes just one day after Senate Republicans reached a tentative deal to have Kavanaugh's first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Trump endorsed his appointee to the high court bench, calling him "a fine man" with "an unblemished past".


"Her name is Elizabeth Rasor, and she was at Catholic University with (Judge), and she said, "I feel a moral obligation to correct the record here, '" Mayer said, paraphrasing her source".

Writer Ronan Farrow is defending his article in the New Yorker in which a second woman accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Even if Kavanaugh is confirmed, some Senate Democrats are hinting at impeaching him if they win control of the Senate in the November elections.

"An investigation needs to be conducted as part of Judge Kavanaugh's background investigation by career professionals at the FBI - not partisan staff of the committee", Feinstein wrote.

You can read all of the New York Times report here.

A senior Senate aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Republicans intend to move ahead with a confirmation vote, echoing remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday.

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.

Deborah Ramirez described the alleged incident after being contacted by The New Yorker magazine. However, The New York Times reported Sunday that there are no witnesses to her claims and that she herself told some former classmates that she wasn't sure if Kavanaugh was the person who had been involved.

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