Brett Kavanaugh: Second allegation made against court nominee

Brett Kavanaugh

In many ways, Republicans have remained in the political driver's seat since Ford came forward with her allegation that Kavanaugh corralled her in a room at a boozy house party, covered her mouth and attempted to force himself on her. "They were always, like, "Debbie's here!,' and then they'd get into their 'Lord of the Flies" thing", she told the New Yorker.

The Judiciary Committee says it is asking for more information about both sets of claims, but Taylor Foy, spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, also said the timing and manner of the allegations smack of partisan games.

The accusation from Ramirez raises the stakes further for a dramatic showdown Thursday, as Kavanaugh and Ford testify in public about an incident she characterizes as attempted rape - and that he says simply never happened.

This Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing into the allegation by Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh groped her and tried to remove her clothes during a party when both were in high school in Bethesda, Md.

U.S Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh/PBS screenshot.

Joining the maelstrom, Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with Trump, claimed to represent a woman with information about high school-era parties attended by Kavanaugh and urged the Senate to investigate.

The new information came hours after the Senate committee agreed to a date and time for a hearing after almost a week of uncertainty over whether Ford would appear to tell her story.

Gardner's office released this statement, "Senator Gardner was first made aware of these allegations when the New Yorker story was published Sunday evening".

It didn't take long Sunday night for the Republican National Committee to attempt to discredit Deborah Ramirez, the Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh's who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct. The counsel said it was the committee's "non-negotiable" right to determine who would be allowed to testify.

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Regarding Ford's testimony, there are still unresolved procedural and logistical issues, her lawyers said, including whether the Judiciary Committee's Republican senators, who are all male, or staff attorneys would question her. The 11 senators on the GOP side of the dais are all men, which could send an unwanted message on live television against the backdrop of the #MeToo era.

A person working on Kavanaugh's confirmation confirmed the Times account to The Associated Press. I want to hear her.

"I remember a penis being in front of my face", she said.

Durbin told ABC's "This Week" that some Republicans "reached out to Democratic senators and assured them that they are looking to this as kind of a determination as to how their final vote" on Kavanaugh is cast.

Republicans viewed the demands for an investigation, and Ford's various requests, as a way to delay voting on Trump's nominee.

The judge has denied both allegations, labelling the latest "a smear".

Ford's lawyers said that in a Sunday morning call with committee staff members they agreed to the hearing even though the committee refused to subpoena Mark Judge, a Kavanaugh friend who Ford said witnessed the attack, as well as others she said were present.

Ms Katz had called Mr Grassley's original deadline "arbitrary" and said its "sole objective is to bully Dr Ford and deprive her of the ability to make a considered decision that has life-altering implications for her and her family".

"What we are witnessing is the total collapse of the traditional confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee", Graham said. "It could be another delaying tactic", a senior White House official had said.

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