Trump Calls Kavanaugh 'Outstanding,' Dismissing Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegation

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Feinstein asked that Ford write her allegations in the letter.

Republicans grew frustrated as Ms Ford's lawyers insisted on a hearing next Thursday rather than Monday or even Wednesday and made other requests, some of which the committee chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley rejected.

The latest accusation comes from Deborah Ramirez, who in a story published in The New Yorker alleges Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drunken party at Yale when both attended college there in the 1980s.

Kavanaugh told the magazine in a statement that the newly alleged event from 35 years ago "did not happen". "This is a smear, plain and simple". Kerri Kupec, an administration spokesperson, claimed that the new allegation was part of a "coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man".

The White House continued to back Kavanaugh's nomination on Sunday evening. He recalled Kavanaugh as "relatively shy" until he drank, at which point he said that Kavanaugh could become "aggressive and even belligerent". She says she is willing to testify, but she says she still wants negotiations. According to the New York Times, Ramirez told ex-classmates last week she wasn't certain Kavanaugh was the one who had exposed himself to her.

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.

The New Yorker said it contacted Ramirez after learning of a possible involvement in an incident with Kavanaugh.

Ford's attorneys say that several requests they have made of the committee have been refused, such as calling additional witnesses who Ford remembers being at the party, and having the FBI investigate her story.

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He said that he "will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process".

Witness 2: stated, "The other male classmate who Ramirez said was involved in the incident commented, 'I have zero recollection'".

After seeing Judge's denial, Elizabeth Rasor, who met Judge at Catholic University and was in a relationship with him for about three years, said that she felt morally obligated to challenge his account that " "no horseplay" took place at Georgetown Prep with women". Ramirez waited until Kavanaugh was nominated for the Supreme Court, which is very convenient timing.

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". "The behavior she describes would be completely out of character for Brett", the statement reads. Countless people from every phase of Brett Kavanaugh's life have testified that he is a good man of the highest character and integrity. The far-left CNN reports that Keyser and Ford are "lifelong friends". Meanwhile, on social media, a "we believe Ford" movement is trending on Twitter, with many tweets from celebrities, as well as just general support for Ford after attacks against her.

During his Fox News interview, his wife, Ashley, will address the allegations her husband is facing.

In a statement, Grassley said the Judiciary committee's majority staff learned of the allegation made by Ramirez from The New Yorker's report. Telling other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee could risk outing Ford, who had asked that her identity be protected.

The New Yorker said the allegation came to the attention of Democratic senators through a civil rights lawyer. She said she hadn't spoken with Ramirez for about ten years, but that the two women had been close all through college, and Kavanaugh had remained part of what she called their "larger social circle".

Ford and Kavanaugh are reportedly set to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. "As you know, we've never been in communication with you or your client".