'The View' discusses second sexual assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh

Brenda Watkins
September 25, 2018

It has been a week since the first bombshell allegation was leveled against USA supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a court of appeals judge whose nomination by Trump was panned by this news outlet when it was first announced back in July. The same day the Senate Judiciary Committee set a hearing about a decadesold allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, more allegations of sexual misdeeds from women in his past emerged to cause more turbulence for Republican efforts to make him a justice.

"I never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh told Fox News' Martha MacCallum.

"I did not have sexual intercourse, or anything close to sexual intercourse, in high school or for many years thereafter".

Kavanaugh has denied the claim, and since three other women have come out alleging misconduct.

Joining the maelstrom, Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with Trump, claimed to represent a woman with information about high school-era parties attended by Kavanaugh and urged the Senate to investigate.

Kavanaugh said it's possible he may have met Ford at some time, but he said they were not friends and did not travel in the same social circles. "I also ask that the newest allegations of sexual misconduct be referred to the FBI for investigation, and that you join our request for the White House to direct the FBI to investigate the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford as well as these new claims".

Democrats again called for the FBI to investigate Ford's claims, a request that was unlikely to be met as President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have said it's unnecessary.

He refused to speculate on who might be behind manufacturing the accusations against him, and repeatedly demanded a "fair process, a process in which I can defend my integrity and clear my name".

Speaking at the United Nations in NY on Monday, Mr Trump said Brett Kavanaugh is "outstanding", adding: "I am with him all the way".

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"The committee's majority staff learned the allegations made by Deborah Ramirez about Judge Kavanaugh from this evening's New Yorker report", Grassley said.

The judiciary committee that needs to approve Kavanaugh's confirmation has a narrow 11-10 Republican majority, but Sen. A second woman is now coming forward, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Prior to the walkout, dozens of rights groups held a protest in the Senate office buildings, as well as outside the Supreme Court. He described Kavanaugh as a "great scholar" and a "fine man". He said they appear "more interested in a political takedown" than a bipartisan process.

In a letter to the Judiciary panel, Mr Kavanaugh said: "These are smears, pure and simple".

In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty.

Ford stated she would welcome the opportunity to meet with Grassley and other senators directly, person to person, and answer any questions they had. 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.

"And they debase our public discourse", Kavanaugh wrote.

"While the nationwide outpouring of love has been heartwarming, I am spending considerable time managing death threats, avoiding people following me on freeways, and disconcerting media intrusion, including swarms of vans at my home and unauthorized persons entering my classroom and medical settings where I work", Ford said in the letter.

The bombshell 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.

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