Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Victim of `MeToo' Fervor, Conway Says

Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Victim of `MeToo' Fervor, Conway Says

Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Victim of `MeToo' Fervor, Conway Says

A second woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's embattled nominee for the Supreme Court.

Speaking with reporters at the United Nations in New York, Trump said Kavanaugh is "outstanding" and claimed the allegations against him are "totally political", the Associated Press reported.

Michael Avenetti, a USA lawyer known for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her cases against President Trump, has alleged on Twitter that he is representing a third woman with "credible information" regarding Judge Kavanaugh and the alleged witness to Prof Ford's assault, Mark Judge.

Ford has said she wants the FBI to investigate her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s. He's also denied new accusations by a woman who says he exposed himself to her while they were students at Yale.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Judiciary panel's highest-ranking Democrat, said after the latest allegation that the confirmation process should be put on hold until the claims are fully vetted.

The comments contrasted with the tone Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley has tried to set in letters to committee Democrats as Ford's attorneys have so far declined to have their client testify at a hearing the committee set for Monday, saying that she first wants an FBI investigation into her allegation.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. Chuck Grassley, the committee's Republican chairman, on Wednesday sent a letter to Ford's lawyers giving her until 10 a.m. (1400 GMT) on Friday to submit prepared testimony if she meant to show up on Monday.

Davis tweeted two hours later: "I personally questioned Judge Kavanaugh under penalty of felony and 5 years of imprisonment, if he lies". Thus signalling that Ms. Ford is unwilling to testify under oath in front of the Senate Judiciary committee about the long all alleged incident.

On Monday morning, the Montgomery County Sentinel reported investigators are looking at a possibly fourth woman's allegation of sexual misconduct from Kavanaugh's senior year in high school.

The biggest concerns raised by Ford's lawyer on the call were her safety and the Monday hearing date, according to one source with knowledge of the call.

The FBI investigated a sexual harassment claim against a Supreme Court nominee in 1991 at the behest of the White House, finishing that inquiry in three days. Also redacted was some information about Ms. Ford.

Ramirez was reluctant at first to speak publicly "partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident", The New Yorker reported.

"This is a smear, plain and simple". She recalled that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.

In his statement Sunday, Kavanaugh said he is looking forward "to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name - and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building-against these last-minute allegations".

But the White House would have to ask for it. "This 35-year-old uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear a good man down", said Kupec. "But one thing has remained consistent: Brett Kavanaugh remains ready, willing and eager to testify as soon as possible", it added.

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