Published: Thu, September 27, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Christine Ford submitted 4 sworn statements supporting her assault claim against Kavanaugh

Christine Ford submitted 4 sworn statements supporting her assault claim against Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify in relation to sexual misconduct allegations that have arisen during Kavanaugh's confirmation process.

Hoping the hearing will yield no new surprises, the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled its own vote on Mr Kavanaugh for Friday, and Republican leaders laid plans that could keep the full Senate in session over the weekend and produce a final showdown roll call soon after - close to the October 1 start of the high court's new term.

On Thursday (NZT) Julie Swetnick said she saw efforts by Kavanaugh and others to get girls inebriated so they could be "gang raped".

And the truth is that I have never sexually assaulted anyone - not in high school, not in college, not ever.

Her accusations drew a swift response from US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat frequently mentioned as a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

In evidence for the hearing, Kavanaugh acknowledges drinking in high school with his friends, but says he has never done anything "remotely resembling" the sexual misconduct alleged by his chief accuser. Trump Jr. wrote, citing Swetnick's statement that she witnessed assaults and misconduct at approximately 10 house parties.

"I likewise observed him be verbally abusive towards girls by making crude sexual comments to them that were created to demean, humiliate and embarrass them", she said.

But Trump said he was open to withdrawing the nomination, depending on what happens at the hearing.

"I was accused by, I believe it was four women", Trump said.

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"When history is being made, we tend to let our guard down at work", Marzolph said.

Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, posted the declaration on Twitter and provided it to the committee. "I've taken this additional step to have questions asked by expert staff counsel to establish the most fair and respectful treatment of the witnesses possible".

Republicans on Capitol Hill also questioning Ramirez's story - even as many of them are being careful NOT to attack Kavanaugh's first accuser - Christine Blabby Ford, who is due to testify. along with Kavanaugh. before a Senate panel on Thursday. The FBI must investigate this and all other reports.

The details, she said, "have been seared into my memory and have haunted me episodically as an adult".

"Now that a third accuser of Judge Kavanaugh has come forward, it is time for many members of the Judiciary Committee to end the bunker mentality and recognize that this nomination is now tainted", Garabedian said in a statement.

Kavanaugh, in prepared testimony released on Wednesday, repeated his denial of Blasey Ford's allegation.

Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while they were both students at Yale.

Trump dismissed the allegations against Kavanaugh as a "big fat con job" orchestrated by Democrats. She did not identify her attackers and did not accuse Kavanaugh of taking part. I never had any sexual or physical encounter of any kind with Dr Ford.

The network reports that Senate Judiciary Committee investigators placed a call to Kavanaugh about the accusations on September 25 and he denied the encounter.

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