New allegations against Kavanaugh submitted to Senate panel

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Ramirez went public with allegations that while in his first year at Yale University, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh placed his penis in front of her and caused her to involuntarily touch it during a drunken dormitory party.

Grassley, an Iowa Republican, was asked Wednesday during a weekly teleconference call with Iowa reporters whether he was considering pulling the plug on Kavanaugh's nomination in the wake of continued accusations of sexual assault.

Kavanaugh rejected the latest claim Wednesday in a statement released by the White House, saying, "I don't know who this is and this never happened".

Avenatti, Swetnick's lawyer, is the attorney for Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with Trump more than a decade ago.

But they do appear to reference Mark Judge, who Ford has said was in the room while Kavanaugh attempted to force himself on her. "I denied the allegation immediately, unequivocally, and categorically", Kavanaugh says.

The new accuser, Julie Swetnick, was identified by her lawyer Michael Avenatti on Twitter Wednesday morning.

She says she witnessed Kavanaugh "drink excessively and engage in highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking "No" for an answer". Trump said: "If I thought he was guilty of something like this. yeah, sure". Two other women, Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, have come forward with their own allegations against Kavanaugh. "I am innocent of this charge". Kavanaugh has denied Ford's accusations, and has expressed wish to defend his "good name" in a hearing.


It's unclear if the calendars will affect the opinions of the senators on the committee about Ford's allegation.

Hoping the hearing will yield no new surprises, the Judiciary Committee scheduled its own vote on Kavanaugh for Friday. The subcommittee would have authority to subpoena witnesses, documents, and emails related to Kavanaugh.

"I also witnessed Brett Kavanaugh behave as a "mean drunk" on many occasions at these parties", Swetnick said.

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, speaks in August at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

"The Republicans could not be nicer, could not be more respectful to the process".

"It is not my responsibility to determine whether Mr Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court", she was to tell the senators. Swetnick's statement implicates Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge in attempting to ply women with alcohol and drugs to take advantage of them sexually.

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