Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (J Scott Applewhite  AP

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (J Scott Applewhite AP

September 24 (UPI) - President Donald Trump again offered his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Monday, saying new accusations and criticism from Democrats are purely political.

However, on Sunday The New Yorker magazine published a report of a second allegation in which Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a 1980s college party at Yale University, forcing her to touch his genitals.

"For people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and-never mentioned it, all of a sudden it happens-in my opinion, it's totally political".

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

White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec also called the latest claim "a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man".

The judiciary panel said it had talked to three other people who Ms Ford has told The Washington Post were at the party where the alleged assault took place - Mark Judge, Patrick J Smyth and Leland Ingham Keyser.

In a statement on Sunday evening, Chuck Grassley, the judiciary committee chair, said his office contacted Avenatti as soon as the lawyer announced he may have information relevant to sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh.

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She said Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her, putting his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. Republicans have resisted all Democratic efforts to slow and perhaps block Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation.

The new accusation in a report from The New Yorker came just hours after negotiators had reached an agreement to hold an extraordinary public hearing on Thursday for Mr Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers.

Ford and Kavanaugh have agreed to testify, although Sen.

The tentative deal capped a day of frenetic developments, with time running out for Trump to get his hand-picked conservative judge confirmed - thereby tilting the Supreme Court firmly to the right for years to come - before November elections when Republicans risk losing control of Congress. Dianne Feinstein to call for the Senate Judiciary Committee to immediately postpone Kavanaugh's confirmation process.

Kavanaugh is President Trump's choice to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement. Let her say whatever she has to say.

"She said, point-blank, I don't want to ruin anyone's life, but she feels this is a serious claim", Farrow said in regards to Ramirez.

A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court.

Trump made clear that he expects the Republican-controlled Senate to stick by Kavanaugh, who he said was being smeared by his Democratic opponents. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN, "I know that Maryland has eliminated the statute of limitations for kidnapping and for sexual assault of a minor and I think that is still out there and there may be an investigation along those lines". However, The New York Times reported Sunday that there are no witnesses to her claims and that she herself told some former classmates that she wasn't sure if Kavanaugh was the person who had been involved.

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