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Chuck Schumer Calls For Brett Kavanaugh To Withdraw From Supreme Court Consideration

Chuck Schumer Calls For Brett Kavanaugh To Withdraw From Supreme Court Consideration

In suggesting that Swetnick's allegations shouldn't be believed because they were made years after the fact, Wilkinson is adopting the same line of argument President Trump used to cast doubt on Ford's accusation.

Following a Monday hearing over Daniels' lawsuit against Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen over a hush-money deal, Avenatti told reporters he has been hired by a former employee of both the State Department and the U.S. Mint who has information of a sexual nature about Kavanaugh and his high school friend Mark Judge.

Other people who claim to have known about the assaults for years include Ford's husband, and a therapist who kept notes about it from a session she went to in 2012. In it, she describes meeting Kavanaugh and Mark Judge-friends so close they were "joined at the hip"-around 1980 or 1981 at a Washington, DC, house party and interacting with the two frequently during the early '80s, including at "well over 10" house parties".

On Sunday night, The New Yorker published an article in which one of Kavanaugh's Yale University classmates, Deborah Ramirez, accused him of exposing himself to her at close range at a drunken dormitory party.

Calling the empowerment of women alleging abuse "very dangerous" for the country, President Donald Trump weighed in Wednesday on the mounting accusations against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. She claims that he and others drugged girls to take advantage of them, but her claims have not been corroborated.

Committee Chairman Grassley said Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell will be brought in to handle questioning of Kavanaugh and Ford.

She said that she saw Kavanaugh behave as a "mean drunk" at these parties and witnessed him "engage in highly inappropriate conduct" that included "fondling and grabbing girls without their consent".

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Republican leaders indicated they were still determined to have the committee vote on recommending Kavanaugh on Friday - after a dramatic Thursday hearing at which both Kavanaugh and Ford, are to testify. He said of the allegations by her and others, "If I thought he was guilty of something like this ... yeah, sure".

Ford's emailed response: "Brett Kavanaugh".

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has turned over his calendar from four months in 1982 to Senate investigators. Experts said that making false statements on such a document would be a "career-ender" for her.

Avenatti is demanding an FBI investigation into his client's accusations. He's denied those allegations.

She said that Kavanaugh's declaration of "innocence" and lack of sexual inactivity in high school on Fox News is a lie. He said his wife mentioned that she was afraid Trump would pick Kavanaugh, who was on his list of candidates.

"The longer this nomination sits out there the more you're going to get reckless allegations that have no basis in fact", he said.

Wilkinson, who's worked on several controversial cases in the past, suggested that anybody who witnessed a "gang rape" would have reported it to authorities, and questioned why Swetnick would have attended multiple parties where this kind of behavior was allegedly occurring.


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