Brett Kavanaugh: Trump doubts 'drunk' sex assault accuser

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 26, 2018

Like much of America, lawmakers awaited a momentous Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which Kavanaugh and chief accuser Christine Blasey Ford are to testify Thursday, though not together.

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The White House earlier this week said it would welcome testimony from the second accuser, Ramirez. In the interview, Kavanaugh emphatically denied Ford's claim against him, telling MacCallum that he was a virgin through high school and for "many years after".

"He drank a lot - he wasn't falling asleep reading a book", the former friend told BuzzFeed News.

Trump called it a ' con game being played by Democrats'. Other messages said Kavanaugh "lied every time he testified" and "must withdraw".

On Monday night, Kavanaugh repeatedly said that he wanted a "fair process".

Kavanaugh, who has strongly denied the charge, will separately appear at the hearing.

The committee scheduled the vote as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday he was moving forward with Kavanaugh's nomination.

Ford's attorney Michael Bromwich sent a letter to the committee's Republican chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, on Monday in which he objected to a plan by the panel's Republicans to hire an "experienced sex crimes prosecutor" to conduct the questioning at Thursday's hearing. "I've always treated women with dignity and respect", he said. And she was totally inebriated and all messed up, and she doesn't know.

Mr. Schumer said Democratic senators will ask their own questions.

Kavanaugh faces two accusers.

Republicans said they were determined to push the nomination through the narrowly-divided Senate as soon as a possible, rejecting Democratic calls to freeze the process to let the FBI investigate all of the allegations.

Republicans have rejected any further delays in the confirmation process, which includes a committee vote followed by consideration by the full Senate.

"It's a con game they're playing", he said Tuesday.

In New York, President Trump accused Democrats of mounting "a con game" and heaped scorn on a second accusation leveled against Kavanaugh, that he exposed himself at a college party decades ago.

Kavanaugh was a "notably heavy drinker" in school who "became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk", Roche said. But Cornyn said he thought Kavanaugh "did well and did what he needed to do" in the interview.

"I had never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever", Kavanaugh said in an interview with Fox News.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a potentially key Republican vote, said GOP senators need to come into the hearing with open minds. "It demeans many, many women who have come forward ... to share their stories".

His attorney, Beth Wilkinson, in televised interviews on Wednesday, said Ford's declarations cited recent interactions, not discussions at the time of the alleged incident, and that it was hard to corroborate an accusation 36 years later.

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