Kavanaugh Denies Sexual Misconduct Charges from 3rd Woman

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Ford and Kavanaugh, students at separate private high schools in Maryland, both attended a party in 1982 when she was 15 and he was 17, according to her account.

Mr Kavanaugh has "completely" denied the claim and said he has never sexually assaulted anyone.

One of Judge Kavanaugh's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, is due to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

"Due process and the rule of law are key tenants to a civilized society", Hallquist said in a statement Wednesday, "and to see them cast aside by Senate Republicans in favor of partisanship is disturbing, particularly when this appointment process will have such serious implications for the future of our country".

Kavanaugh, in prepared testimony released on Wednesday, repeated his denial of Blasey Ford's allegation and said "this effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out".

While Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) rambled about the difficulty Brett Kavanaugh has faced after being accused of sexual assault, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) expressed her sympathy for Dr. Ford and commended her for coming forward.

"So I want to apologise to you both for the way you've been treated".

"I've had a lot of false charges made against me", he said. "It's possible I'll hear that, and I'll say, 'Hey, I'm changing my mind'".

The college professor kept her composure as she described how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school.

Swetnick's statement was released by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, who has claimed to have had a sexual encounter with Donald Trump.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley interrupted Sen. She said she managed to flee to the bathroom when Judge jumped on her and Kavanaugh, knocking them off the bed.

"I do not know how I will assess the credibility of these witnesses - these human beings - on the grave matters that will be testified to, because I have not yet heard a word of their testimony", he said. Swetnick claims Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judger were present at a party, where Swetnick claims her drink was spiked and she was gang raped.

She alleged Kavanaugh and Judge were "drunkenly laughing during the attack", which she maintained "has drastically altered" her life.

"I believed he was going to rape me".

In his declaration, Koegler said he met the Fords while coaching their son's baseball team more than five years ago.

The comment came during an hour-long press conference in which Trump looked ahead to Thursday's hearing featuring Kavanaugh and one of his three accusers. "Brett laid on top of me and tried to remove my clothes while groping me".

She said in a sworn statement released Wednesday that she holds "active clearances" -which require background investigations - for her work at the Treasury Department, the U.S. Mint and the Internal Revenue Service.

He said his wife was "afraid" Trump would nominate Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and was "very conflicted" about whether she should come forward with her story.

She also noted allegations that were made by two of Kavanaugh's alleged victims who weren't testifying today: Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick.

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti as she speaks outside federal court, in NY. Avenatti has said he is exploring his own bid for the presidency as a Democrat.