Kavanaugh intensifies counteroffensive against sex accusations

With pressure mounting to put Kavanaugh's nomination on hold for the FBI to investigate his past - a day after a second woman came forward with allegations against him - Trump stood firmly behind his embattled nominee, accusing Democrats of working hard to "destroy a wonderful man". In the letter, Ford said she faced death threats and was relying on her lawyers and Grassley to "agree to conditions that will allow me to testify in a fair setting". "I don't mean they're like 'Oh gee I'm a little unhappy, ' they're devastated", he said.

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said they are determined to get Mr Kavanaugh on the court, calling the allegations against him false and politically motivated.

Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dormitory party in the 1983-1984 academic year.

Kavanaugh said Ford may have been sexually assaulted at some point in her life, "but what I know is I've never sexually assaulted anyone".

President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh in July to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the high court.

In a statement provided by the White House, Mr Kavanaugh said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple". The other people alleged to be there don't recall any such thing.

Democrats also accused Republicans of treating Christine Blasey Ford dismissively at a time when victims of sexual crimes are speaking out across the nation.

Murkowski's remarks, made Monday night, were published shortly after she publicly suggested the FBI should investigate the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

She acknowledged to The New Yorker that there were significant gaps in her memory from that night, but she recalls, "Brett was laughing".

Ahead of the hearing with Ford, Republicans have been rallying to Kavanaugh's defense, accusing Democrats of waging a "smear campaign" against the appellate judge and stressing that there should be a presumption of innocence. Jeff Flake, a Republican on the committee, has expressed concerns over the sexual assault allegations.


Both Ford and Kavanaugh are expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations" drive him from his quest to win Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court.

The claims, dating back to the conservative judge's high school and college days, threaten to derail what was seen as an all-but-certain confirmation to the lifelong post on the top court.

In an interview on Tuesday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked if the panel, the Senate judiciary committee, should hear from Deborah Ramirez, a second accuser who has come forward, alleging that she was harassed by Kavanaugh when they were both at Yale.

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Kavanaugh told Fox News he was not present at a party like the one described by Ford and noted that others Ford said were at the gathering had no recollection of it.

Here are early excerpts from the prerecorded interview, as provided by Fox News.

The president said Kavanaugh "has a chance to be one of the greatest justices ever".

"The Senate simply can not in good conscience vote on this nomination without a full fair FBI investigation of all these allegations", he said.


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