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Former roommate says Kavanaugh was 'belligerent when he was very drunk'

Former roommate says Kavanaugh was 'belligerent when he was very drunk'

President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a "con game" to scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, forcefully dismissing allegations against the judge as Republicans began preparations for a pivotal hearing Thursday with Christine Blasey Ford, a woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Kavanaugh denied the story, calling it "a smear". She said they were playing a drinking game at the time and admits there are gaps in her memory of that night. I've known him for 17 years", she said, adding: "I know his heart.

Brett Kavanaugh's Yale roommate says he believes the Scotus nominee's second accuser and claims her allegations are consistent with the "heavy drinker" he came to know. "He's a high-quality person, he's a great intellect", Trump said in remarks to reporters at the United Nations. The other people alleged to be there don't recall any such thing.

"I never had any sexual or physical activity with Dr Ford", Kavanaugh said, adding, "What I know is the truth. And all I am asking for is fairness and that I'd be heard in this process", Kavanaugh, 53, said. Says he supports integrity of Debbie Ramirez, the 2nd accuser. With the GOP's Senate control hanging on a razor-thin 51-49 margin, defections by any two Republican senators would seal his fate if all Democrats vote "no".

The remark took a different tone from the White House earlier in the day, when Press Secretary Sarah Sanders had said on ABC News that the White House "would be open" to having Ramirez testify.

Kavanagh and Ford are set to testify at a hearing on Thursday after days of back-and-forth negotiations between Ford's legal team and Senate Republicans.

I am not even talking about the legions and legions of female character witnesses from the Supreme Court nominee's professional and academic career - women who have known him for up to 35 years.

"This is a smear, plain and simple", Kavanaugh said.

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- Brett Kavanaugh's ex-freshman roommate at Yale issued a written statement on Tuesday, after a woman in a New Yorker article accused the Supreme Court nominee of pulling down his trousers 35 years ago and thrusting himself in her face.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who delivered a nationally televised speech on the Senate floor Monday defending Kavanaugh, vowed an up-or-down vote on the nominee after the planned hearing on Thursday.

He also said that Kavanaugh's social circle "were capable of the actions" Ramirez described.

Russell Wheeler, an expert on the judicial selection process at the Brookings Institution, said he is unaware of a similar media interview by a Supreme Court nominee in the past 100 years.

In the event that Kavanaugh's nomination does not go through, Trump might in turn nominate one of these judges, who were chosen from a list of 25 judges selected by the conservative Federalist Society. Deborah Ramirez alleged in a story published by The New Yorker Sunday night that while she and Kavanaugh both attended Yale University in the early 1980s, he pulled down his trousers and exposed himself to her.

James Roche, a software company CEO, who shared a dorm room with Kavanagh at Yale University, in CT, in 1983, has spoken out against the Supreme Court pick.

"As we have stated previously, sexual assault must not be normalized or condoned in any way or by anyone, especially those charged with political leadership", the group said.


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