Kavanaugh: I won't be intimidated into withdrawing nomination

Kavanaugh Swiftly Denies New Allegations of Sexual Abuse

As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station

The New Yorker magazine reported late Sunday that two USA senators are investigating a woman's charge that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a Yale University dormitory party during the 1983-1984 academic year. The accuser, Deborah Ramirez, recalled with some difficulty a night in the early 1980s when she claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and forced her into nonconsensual sexual contact short. The Judiciary panel said it had talked to three other people whom Ford has told The Washington Post were at the party where the alleged assault took place - Mark Judge, Patrick J. Smyth and Leland Ingham Keyser. But even if Kavanaugh doesn't get confirmed to the nation's top court, he will remain a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, an incredibly powerful body that's just a step below the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Kavanaugh has denied her allegations that he assaulted her at a party when they were in high school.

The New Yorker says it could not find any witnesses.

Debbie Ramirez (above), a resident of Colorado, has come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. "This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. If established, they're clearly disqualifying".

Kavanaugh denies all allegations of misconduct and looks forward to a public hearing with his main accuser on Thursday, but the damage may have been done. Meantime, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, has asked for the Kavanaugh nomination to be halted while the FBI investigates the allegations. And I was never told this story by her, or by anyone else.

Reports say her lawyers - Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich - agree Ford will go first, to be followed by Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh will testify, as well, and is already under intense preparation for it.

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"If and when they regain power, Democrats need to resume the full investigation into Kavanaugh's lying and alleged sexual abuse that Republicans have so far refused to conduct", he said.

Conway said: "Are we going to put decades of pent-up demand for women to feel whole on one man's shoulders?"

He added: "The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out".

Kavanaugh's confirmation would solidify conservative control of the Supreme Court and advance Trump's goal of moving the high court and the broader federal judiciary to the right. She accused him of attacking her and trying to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party when he was 17 years old and she was 15. After "six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections" to speak publicly, the report said. "People would pick who drank".

The tweet has prompted an outpouring of testimonials by self-described sexual assault survivors under the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport, and a rebuke from a key Republican.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations and said he wants to testify before the committee.

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