Trump calls accusations against Kavanaugh 'totally political'

24 September, 2018, 20:14 | Author: Christina Harvey
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"I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr Ford was as bad as she says", Trump tweeted, "charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents". Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person, and I am with him all the way.

On Sunday evening, the New Yorker reported that Senate Democrats are looking into a second woman's account of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, this time from his freshman year at Yale University. "That's why she took the time to think about this carefully", said Farrow, who co-bylined the report with the New Yorker's Jane Mayer. So far, no Republican senators have said they would vote against Kavanaugh. "This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say". That's according to a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the office was not authorized to speak publicly.

Ramirez said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a 1983 party while she and friends were playing a drinking game. She considers her own memories credible and she felt it was important to tell her own story before others did for her.

Kavanaugh denied Ramirez's allegations in a statement disseminated by the White House saying the encounter she described "did not happen". Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the committee, to immediately postpone confirmation proceedings until the FBI could investigate.

Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, has said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland. Ramirez is reportedly a registered Democrat and has worked for Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, an organization which helps victims of domestic violence, as a volunteer coordinator since 2002.




Senator Orrin Hatch, a member of the Judiciary Committee overseeing the confirmation process, blamed Democrats for the new allegation that surfaced on Sunday night in an article published in the New Yorker magazine.

He suggested that the confirmation process needs to move ahead with the hearing as now scheduled for Thursday with a final committee vote "soon thereafter".

In his response to the allegation, Kavanaugh in a statement on Sunday said: "This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen".

Conway said, "I don't think one man's shoulders should bear decades of the #MeToo movement" that has toppled powerful men across industries over the past year. They noted that other witnesses are "essential for a fair hearing".

Trump said that he would not likely be able to convince Democrats to vote for Kavanaugh, which means he would need the support of nearly every Republican in the Senate. Calling it "smear", Kavanaugh noted that he "looks forward" to his upcoming testimony and "defending [his] good name".

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