Trump Says Kavanaugh Allegations 'political'

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"I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process", Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge nominated by Trump in July for a lifetime job on the top USA court, wrote in a letter to the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee, which is overseeing the confirmation process.

The woman, 53-year-old Deborah Ramirez, told the New Yorker that she remembers seeing Kavanaugh pulling up his pants after seeing "a penis being in front of my face", during a drinking game at a dormitory party on campus.

Like Dr Christine Blasey Ford, a professor accusing him of assaulting her when they were teenagers at a 1980s high school party, Ms Ramirez wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate, and Democratic lawmakers are backing the demands. Fellow Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas echoed Graham, saying it was time to "end the character assassination" against Kavanaugh.

Even before the latest turns, the carefully negotiated hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee with Kavanaugh and Ford carried echoes of the Anita Hill hearings in 1991.

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 US court.

"It's not like they didn't warn us", he said.

A Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen.

And now, another purported witness named by Ford, Leland Ingham Keyser, says she doesn't know Kavanaugh and doesn't recall attending a party with him.

A White House spokeswoman says the administration stands by the nominee, labelling the allegation "the latest in coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear a good man down".

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"Despite actual threats to her safety and her life, Dr. Ford believes it is important for senators to hear directly from her about the sexual assault committed against her", Ford's attorneys Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich said in a statement.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is now facing a new allegation from another woman who says he exposed himself without her consent during their college years at Yale.

Brett Kavanaugh looks at his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh at the start of a FOX News interview with Martha MacCallum, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Washington, about allegations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee.

Then Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations of sexual assault at a party when she was 15 and Kavanaugh was 17, throwing his nomination into question.

They said in the statement that Ramirez never described the incident until after Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) regarding her allegations against Kavanaugh was dated July 30. "In the spring and summer of 2009, she assisted the White House in the successful confirmation effort for President Obama's first nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor".

As to Katz's demand to refrain from enlisting a female lawyer to question Ford, Grassley's staff also stood their ground, writing, "There is no rule of the Senate or the Committee that precludes staff attorneys from asking witnesses questions".

Trump has not tweeted criticism of Ford since Friday.

"The other people who were alleged to be present have said they do not remember any such party".