Read Christine Blasey Ford's written testimony to Senate

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Boulder woman Deborah Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself during a drunken dormitory party at Yale, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.

Christine Blasey Ford, a California research psychologist, will testify about her claims that, when they were teenagers, Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her by locking her in a room, pinning her down on a bed and groping her. Judge and Kavanaugh went to the same high school together, Georgetown Preparatory School, a private all-boys Catholic school in North Bethesda, Maryland. Kavanaugh's lawyers reportedly plan on arguing to the committee Thursday that Kavanaugh wasn't at the party where Ford said the incident took place.

"I can always be convinced", Trump said at a press conference on the eve of a Senate hearing of the claims made by Dr Blasey Ford. "Nor did we ever observe Brett engaging in any conduct resembling that described in Ms. Swetnick's declaration", the letter says, calling her accusations "nonsense".

The Kavanaugh nomination has turned into a political firestorm ahead of congressional elections in November and is threatening to derail President Trump's push to get a conservative-minded majority on the top court ahead of the vote.

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On Wednesday, Attorney Michael Avenatti revealed the identity of a third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, Julie Swetnick.

But, Grassley told reporters on Wednesday, "Any Republican that wants to claim their five minutes can claim their five minutes".

In the committee's packed hearing room for hour upon hour Thursday, both Kavanaugh and Ford said the alleged assault and the storm of controversy that has erupted 36 years later had altered their lives forever and for the worse - perhaps the only thing they agreed on during their separate testimony marked by a stark contrast of tone and substance. Kavanaugh has denied all of the allegations and still has the support of President Trump.

He also reiterated his position that all four accusations are a result of a smear campaign concocted by the Democrats to hinder his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham has made it his mission to aggressively, eagerly defend Brett Kavanaugh at all costs.

"There were at least four witnesses including my daughter", the complaint said.

"I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school", Blasey Ford will say. Even Trump, who fiercely defends his nominee, said he would be watching and was "open to changing my mind". Kavanaugh will then testify, and the same round of questioning will occur. He has denied the allegations.

"I'm going to wait and see how the staff lawyer does", Sen.

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She did not identify the individuals directly involved in those assaults. He is asking for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court where he will have the opportunity to rule on matters that will impact Americans for decades. It should not have required multiple women with consistent accounts of serious sexual misconduct by Judge Kavanaugh to trigger a meaningful nonpartisan investigation.

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