Trump describes Kavanaugh as a ‘gem,’ says he’s been maligned by Democrats

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"I categorically and unequivocally deny the allegation against me by Dr Ford". The allegation comes one day before Kavanaugh is set to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing along with another accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh held her down and tried to take her clothes off when they were in high school.

Trump dismissed the allegations against Kavanaugh as a "big fat con job" orchestrated by Democrats.

The new accuser, Julie Swetnick of Washington, said Kavanaugh took part in efforts during high school to get girls intoxicated so that a group of boys could have sex with them.

"When you are guilty until proven innocent it's just not supposed to be that way", he said.

Swetnick, a resident of Washington, D.C., said she was a graduate of Gaithersburg High School in Maryland. "Not at all", he said in a telephonic interview with Politico.

"If our Republican colleagues proceed without an investigation, it would be a travesty for the honor of the Supreme Court and our country", Schumer said in a statement.

"Brett Kavanaugh", Ford responded by email, according to Koegler, her son's baseball team coach.

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In his written testimony for Thursday's hearing, Kavanaugh echoed language he used in a Fox News interview earlier this week, saying he was not questioning Ford had been sexually assaulted, just that he was not the culprit.

"I likewise observed him be verbally abusive towards girls by making crude sexual comments to them that were created to demean, humiliate and embarrass them", she said.

So far, GOP Senators who have been on the record in support of Kavanaugh aren't backing away from the judge at this point because of the multiple allegations against him.

Swetnick was speaking in a preview for an episode of Showtime's "The Circus".

Swetnick's accusations followed claims of sexual misconduct during high school and college against Kavanaugh from two other women. Swetnick did not identify Kavanaugh or Judge as her attacker in that incident.

Ms Swetnick, who has worked extensively for the USA federal government, is the third woman to come forward to accuse the judge of assaulting them in the 1980s. Surely she would have reported it to police if the encounter was "as bad as she says", the president said.

The woman also made other accusations in her statement.

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She did not identify the individuals directly involved in those assaults.

Kavanaugh said he drank beer usually on weekends and "sometimes I had too many".

Ford's name isn't mentioned at all on the calendar, but she has said she didn't know Kavanaugh well at the time of the alleged assault and did not remember exactly where and when it happened.

President Donald Trump has stood by Kavanaugh as women have come forward with allegations against his Supreme Court pick.

2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing allegations by Swetnick, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, a panel spokesman said. "You are an habitual liar and complete narcissist who also is a disgrace as a president and an embarrassment to our nation".

A Wall Street Journal article claimed people familiar with the case said Swetnick received a financial settlement after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against her former employer, New York Life Insurance Co., and added Debra Katz had represented her then.

"That's totally false and outrageous", he said. Kavanaugh has denied that allegation as well. So, Republican defections could sink the nomination. A roll call presumably would follow next week by the full Senate, where Republicans hold a scant 51-49 majority. On July 28, he writes: "Go to Judge's". If confirmed, Kavanaugh would cement conservative control of the court, as Trump moves to shift the high court and the broader federal judiciary to the right.

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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called on Kavanaugh to withdraw in light of the allegations, and said if he does not, an FBI investigation is needed before any Senate vote on confirmation.

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