This Is What's on Brett Kavanaugh's High School Calendar

Larry Hoffman
September 27, 2018

"This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone", said the 53-year-old judge, in a statement issued by the White House.

Attorney Michael Avenatti provided a statement from his client to the committee.

A vote on confirmation in the full Senate could happen as early as Tuesday, according to senior Senate Republicans. Ford has accused a friend of Kavanaugh's named Mark Judge of being present at the time of the alleged sexual assault.

The four sworn affidavits are among the information the committee is considering on the eve of the testimony.

Ramirez's lawyer told NBC's Today show she is willing to testify publicly to Congress.

Speaking to reporters at the United Nations Wednesday, Trump says Senate Republicans "could not be nicer" in their treatment of the woman who claims Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. He added, "Obviously with this one we have a contact and our lawyers are on it right now".

Kavanaugh on Wednesday once again rejected the allegations as "last minute smears" that were "false and uncorroborated". Some Republicans, including Trump, have dismissed the allegations as part of a Democratic smear campaign created to derail Kavanaugh's confirmation. "I don't know if Chrissy's parents are afraid of being disbelieved or are afraid of being attacked verbally". I am innocent of this charge.

He also suggested that he was working with the Senate Judiciary Committee to determine the appropriate way to proceed. She will tell her story - one she no doubt remembers with painful clarity - but there will be no smoking gun, no undeniable forensic evidence, and in the end, Brett Kavanaugh may well be confirmed as the newest Justice on the Supreme Court.

Yet GOP senators acknowledge the hearing Thursday with Kavanaugh and Ford is a do-or-die moment.

Trump continued, "Oh gee, let's not make him a Supreme Court judge because of that".

"I know he's going to stand by me", Mr Kavanaugh said.

Swetnick and Avenatti did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The committee vote is set to take place the day after Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford are to testify about her allegation he sexually assaulted her when they were teens. Another committee spokesman, Taylor Foy, said the panel received Swetnick's declaration Wednesday and "committee lawyers are in the process of reviewing it now".

"That's totally false and outrageous", Kavanaugh said during an interview with Fox News' Martha McCallum this week.

In a news conference in NY on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said he was open to changing his mind on his Supreme Court nominee after he heard testimony at Thursday's Senate panel hearing.

She said she had witnessed efforts by "Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be "gang raped" in a side room or bedroom by a "train" of numerous boys".

"I believe I was drugged using Quaaludes or something similar placed in what I was drinking".

They cite the eleventh hour allegations by Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and most recently Julie Swetnick. Asked about the decision to have a veteran Arizona prosecutor to handle the questioning, Trump said that Senate Republicans "could not be nicer" and "could not be more respectful".

Ford's story does not include the sort of graphic details a liar might be expected to invent - removal of her clothing, say. Republicans hold a 51-47 edge; two independents who caucus with the Democrats.

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