Michael Avenatti, best known as the attorney for former adult film actress Stormy Daniels, announced Sunday that he is representing a third woman “with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh”.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accused the Democrats of having “no boundaries” when it comes to opposing Trump, who on Monday reaffirmed his support for Kavanaugh.
“This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man”, Kupec said in a statement. “In my opinion, it’s totally political”.
The president tweeted Monday night from NY, where he is preparing to address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. The alleged victim, Deborah Ramirez, says she was assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh during his freshman year at Yale. The New Yorker didn’t confirm the allegation with eyewitnesses.
Around the same time as the majority of the arrests, walkouts were also taking place in workplaces and schools around the country – including at Yale – by women and men wearing black. Four Democratic Senators have been informed and at least two are investigating, according to a bombshell new story by The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer.
“I can tell you that some women do not come forward because they fear not being believed, and a lot of other women don’t come forward because of other women who make false accusations”, Conway said. “I feel badly for her family, I feel badly for her”, she said. Avenatti, who has said he’s considering running for president as a Democrat, said his client isn’t Ramirez. I certainly never participated in any such thing.
Dr Ford said she is absolutely certain Mr Kavanaugh was her attacker.
Mr Kavanaugh and his Republican allies portrayed the allegations, which the judge has denied, as part of a “smear campaign” by Democrats who have fought his nomination from the outset.
“There is now a frenzy to come up with something-anything-that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring”. These are smears, pure and simple. Ford and Ramirez, he wrote, are participating in a “coordinated effort to destroy [his] good name”.
He called the allegations “grotesque and obvious character assassination” and says they could dissuade others from entering public service.
The paper said it interviewed “several dozen people” in a vain attempt to find someone with “firsthand knowledge” to corroborate Ramirez’ allegations.
MacCallum eventually touched specifically on Kavanaugh’s drinking: “Was there ever a time that you drank so much that you couldn’t remember what happened the night before?” She chose to come forward after “assessing her memories” and consulting with her lawyer, the magazine said. “There’s a hearing on Thursday”, she said.
Brett Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley Kavanaugh answer questions during a FOX News interview with Martha MacCallum, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Washington, about allegations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee. Feinstein kept the allegations quiet for six weeks before Ford went public last week.
Kavanaugh steadfastly denies the allegations. 18, 19, and 22, respectively.
The exchange highlighted the clash between Trump’s pugnacious instincts and the political realities surrounding Kavanaugh’s imperiled nomination. His confirmation would compromise the integrity of the court for generations to come.
As the day wore on Monday, it became increasingly clear that Democrats and Republicans on the Judiciary Committee were moving in opposite directions over how to proceed with Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Her allegation against the conservative federal appeals court judge has endangered his confirmation by the Republican-led Senate to a lifetime job on the top U.S. court.