Trump says new allegations against Kavanaugh ‘totally political’
17:42, Sep 24, 2018
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Judge, who Ford has said was in the room when she was allegedly assaulted by Kavanaugh, had indicated he did not want to testify because he had nothing to add beyond his denial of any knowledge of the purported episode.
President Donald Trump was told about the new sexual misconduct allegations about Brett Kavanaugh in the New Yorker hours before the explosive publication Sunday, according to a White House official.
"I would think an FBI investigation would be warranted", she told The New Yorker.
In a Saturday email, attorneys Katz and Lisa Banks said many aspects of the proposal made by the Senate panel "are fundamentally inconsistent with the committee's promise of a fair, impartial investigation into her allegations, and we are disappointed with the leaks and the bullying that have tainted the process".
A senior White House adviser meanwhile also suggested the allegations were political.
Lindsey Graham - a member of the panel that must approve Kavanaugh's nomination before it goes to the full chamber - summed up the position of many Republicans by saying he did not expect Ford's testimony to change his mind.
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 previous year.
The magazine said it has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party at issue in Ramirez's account. But withholding the allegations would prevent Kavanaugh from having to answer to significant allegations.
Lawyers for Ford said in a statement on Sunday that she has committed to testifying in an open hearing on Thursday about her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Susan Collins - a Republican who sits on the Judiciary Committee - said she was "appalled" by Trump's tweet, stressing that incidents of sexual assault were known to be chronically under-reported.
When The New Yorker first contacted Ms Ramirez, it said she was reluctant to come forward, partly because of gaps in her memory because she had been drinking at the time of the incident.
Ford initially indicated she wanted to tell her story to the committee, but talks dragged on as her lawyers negotiated terms of her appearance.
Senate Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh before the Supreme Court begins its new term on October 1.
Kavanaugh said in a statement, "This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen".
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nominator wasn't very popular before Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that he tried to rape her in high school in the early 1980s. It has also forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.
The potentially explosive hearing, set against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault, comes just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans.
"We were the people closest to Brett Kavanaugh during his first year at Yale", the statement reads, adding some of them were also friends with Ramirez during and after their time at Yale.
Before Mr Kavanaugh can take up the vacant seat, he has to be approved by the 21-strong Senate Judiciary Committee and then the whole Senate.
Her decision followed days of negotiations and came after Mr Trump turned against her and said her accusation could not be true. Let him say what he has to say and that in the end these senators will make a choice'.
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Susan Collins, R-Maine, tweeted Monday that Kavanaugh and Ford "should both testify under oath before the Judiciary Committee". Kavanaugh came to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned.
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