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Brett Kavanaugh: The nomination and the allegations in 300 words

Brett Kavanaugh: The nomination and the allegations in 300 words

Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. I stated that Mr Kavanaugh had assaulted me in the 1980s in Maryland. "I spoke to somebody 38 years ago, and it may not be good", he said, adding: "The people that have complained to me about it the most about what's happening is women".

Swetnick describes a party environment in which high school boys sought to get high school girls drunk in order to take advantage of them.

Of course, no one is laughing about the allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman when he was in prep school, attended parties where gang rapes occurred, and exposed himself to a classmate at Yale. In retrospect, I said and did things in high school that make me cringe now.

"I want to apologize to both of you for the treatment you've received", he said. "They respect what I've done", Trump said at the press conference.

Ford said she was accosted by Kavanaugh and his friend Mark.

Christine Blasey Ford has alleged that at the age of 15 she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in 1982.

An attorney for Judge in an email to The Hill said Judge "vehemently denies" Swetnick's allegations.

Blasey Ford said she was finally able to escape and rushed out of the house with an "enormous sense of relief" that the teens did not follow her.

Judge Kavanaugh, a 53-year-old federal appeals court judge, is President Donald Trump's nomination for the vacant seat in the US Supreme Court. I understand that when he testifies, Judge Kavanaugh is going to cite his Catholic faith as a shield to claim these attacks never happened. Her expected graduation date was December 1984, although Rosano said, "We're still trying to figure out her graduation status".

Avenatti called for an FBI investigation into Swetnick's allegations.

Ford testimony 'credible,' a 'disaster for Republicans'
However, he has said he would listen to what Ford has to say at the hearing and, if persuaded, could withdraw the nomination. She said that she and Kavanaugh and a small group of other students were playing a drinking game and were both intoxicated.

United States president Donald Trump has acknowledged that past accusations of sexual misconduct against him have influenced the way he views similar allegations against other men, including his Supreme Court nominee.

Embattled SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing two new sexual assault accusations, including raping a woman on a boat in 1985 and aggressively shoving a woman against the wall of a bar in a sexual way in 1998.

The Senate is narrowly divided and Kavanaugh will need to convince a handful of Republican lawmakers, including Sens.

"This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone", Kavanaugh said in a statement Wednesday.

Avenatti also tweeted a picture of Swetnick, calling her "courageous, fearless and honest" and asked that "her privacy and that of her family be respected".

Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate and can't afford more than one defection to ensure confirmation without Democratic support.

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a member of the Judiciary Committee and like Collins a potential swing vote, said Wednesday on the Senate floor that members of Congress need to put politics aside in favor of humanity.

"I observed Brett Kavanaugh drink excessively at many of these parties and engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior towards girls, including pressing girls against him without their consent, "grinding" against girls, and attempting to remove or shift girls' clothing to expose private body parts", Swetnick said.

"It's possible I'll hear that and I'll say, 'Hey, I'll change my mind, '" Trump said.

"Judge Kavanaugh is being considered for a promotion", reads a statement signed by all 10 Committee Democrats.