Brett Kavanaugh: Trump doubts 'drunk' sex assault accuser

Brett Kavanaugh: Trump doubts 'drunk' sex assault accuser

Christine Blasey Ford's claim that, years ago, Georgetown Prep student Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed, tried to take off her clothes, and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream, is "totally unsubstantiated", Trump scoffed.

Trump fired at Kavanaugh's accusers at the United Nations on Tuesday, saying Ramirez "has nothing" and was "totally inebriated and all messed up" at a Yale party decades ago where she claims Kavanaugh exposed himself.

The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Tuesday that it would hold its committee vote on Kavanaugh on Friday, one day after he and Ford are scheduled to testify.

Murkowski summarized her view of the situation in an interview with the New York Times on Monday night.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, and both women have asked for the FBI to investigate their accusations.

Ramirez is the second woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. It took a page from the playbook of the man who picked Kavanaugh for the job, President Donald Trump, using his news organization of choice, often a sort of cheerleader in chief for his administration. After "six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney", she felt confident enough to go public, the report said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted that Kavanaugh would win approval, despite the new allegations and uncertainty about how pivotal Republicans would vote in a roll call now expected early next week.

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"I'm not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process", Kavanaugh said. In contrast, 29 percent of those polled said they supported his nomination regardless of whether the allegation is true.

Joshua Roberts / Reuters Demonstrators protest against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington on Monday.

The accusation, along with one from a second accuser, have imperiled Kavanaugh's lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court as Republicans work to shore up his Senate confirmation ahead of the November 6 congressional vote.

"The confirmation process should be conducted in a way that fosters trust in the process and the Supreme Court, and that seriously considers allegations of sexual violence", Kent Sinclair and Douglas Rutzen said in a statement to the Post on Tuesday. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, who has yet to declare her position on confirmation. It could be a great way of saying that, and he just - I don't know.

Detailed on the five pages of Kavanaugh's calendars for the summer of 1982 are many typical summer activities for a high school student. "She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not", the president said.

"They say they want conditions in place before they'll talk with us on the phone". Asked about her possible testimony, Trump on Tuesday said she "had nothing".

But in her letter to Sen.

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