Kavanaugh Previews His Defense on Fox News

Ruben Ruiz
September 25, 2018

"I am not questioning and have not questioned that perhaps Dr. Ford at some point in her life was sexually assaulted by someone at some place", he added.

An attorney for the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago has raised fresh concerns about the format for Thursday's highly anticipated hearing with her and the Supreme Court nominee. Kavanaugh, along with three other "witnesses" named by Ford, all say they weren't at the party in question. Deborah said she and Kavanaugh both attended a women's soccer team dorm room party while freshmen at Yale.

With pressure mounting to put Kavanaugh's nomination on hold for the FBI to investigate his past - a day after a second woman came forward with allegations against him - Trump stood firmly behind his embattled nominee, accusing Democrats of working hard to "destroy a wonderful man".

"I'm not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process", he added, repeatedly calling for a "fair process". Judge Kavanaugh and the American people deserve nothing less. He says McConnell has done more than maybe anyone else to politicize the Supreme Court nomination process. They note that neither the accusers nor news organizations have found people willing to provide corroboration, even though both women have named people who they said were present at the alleged incidents.

A White House official publicly questioned the accusations coming from Mr Avenatti's client, saying that the presence of the high-profile lawyer - who has publicly taken on Mr Trump and is weighing a 2020 Democratic presidential bid - makes the proceedings a "circus".

Democratic staffers on the Judiciary Committee who did not work for Feinstein contacted Bennet's office asking for a connection for Ramirez should she decide to come forward with allegations about Kavanaugh, the spokesperson said.

After six days of "assessing her memories", Ramirez became confident of them, the authors claim.

His confirmation by the Republican-controlled Senate had seemed all but assured until allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced last week. She said she clearly remembered that it was Kavanaugh, but she also acknowledged that she was extremely drunk and that she has significant gaps in her memory of the evening.

"I'm not going anywhere", he told Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum as his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, sat next to him.

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Brett Kavanaugh speaks to Fox News, Sept. 24, 2018. "I've always treated women with dignity and respect", Kavanaugh told Fox News, likely telegraphing the line he will take when he appears before the Senate to testify on the matter on Thursday.

For Democrats, the row is a golden opportunity to build on anger among female voters at Trump's often dismissive attitude to allegations of sexual misconduct - including against the president himself.

"There is only one way to get to the bottom of these allegations against Judge Kavanaugh and prevent the nation from being thrown into further turmoil: an independent background check investigation by the FBI", said Senator Chuck Schumer, the senior Democrat in the Senate.

Kavanaugh, he alleged in one tweet, must also be asked about an entry in his yearbook that referred to "FFFFFFFourth of July", where he claimed the 6 Fs stands for "Find them, French them, Feel them, F****r them, F**k them, Forget them". "A quiet, serious, thorough background check (of Judge Kavanaugh) by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

"What we are witnessing is the total collapse of the traditional confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee", Graham said on Twitter. I understand college very well, being number one in your class, I understand a lot of things, ' the president said.

"I remember hearing and being mortified that this was out there", she said.

Kavanaugh was asked if there was any chance Ford misunderstood an exchange between them.

'The second accuser has nothing, ' Trump said.

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