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Judiciary Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Hearing Be Postponed Over Allegations

Judiciary Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Hearing Be Postponed Over Allegations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been preparing a weekend session to run the procedural clock out, an unusual move reflecting the high stakes and the desire to let GOP senators campaign on Kavanaugh's confirmation in the November election. The allegations come from Julie Swetnick, who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland. Sometimes I had too many. She also did not specifically accuse Kavanaugh or Judge of raping her, or physically assaulting her in any way, in her declaration. "I am no one's pawn", she testified, before going on to detail her allegation that Kavanaugh tried to force himself on her at a gathering more than three decades ago.

Trump had previously claimed the allegations are false.

Shortly after Swetnick's allegations became public, Kavanaugh released a statement in which he denied the latest charges against him.

"I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their "turn" with a girl inside the room", she said.

ORIGINAL: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's hearing began with senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee giving opening statements for 30 minutes. The witnesses she initially claimed were present have denied that such an event occurred.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m.

Senate Democrats asked Ford questions after testimony, but Senate Republicans allowed their time to be used for questions from Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell.

A new accuser against Brett Kavanaugh said the Supreme Court nominee took part in efforts during high school to get girls intoxicated so that a group of boys could have sex with them.

According to NBC News on Tuesday Judge Kavanaugh was questioned about the anonymous complaint during a phone conversation with Senate Judiciary Committee Staff. Ford will testify first. "And no, I've never done anything like that".




At the start of Thursday's hearing over her sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was "here today not because I want to be".

MacCallum had landed an exclusive interview with Kavanaugh after Ford and Deborah Ramirez came forward alleging they were victims of the nominee's sexual aggression when he was in high school and college.

After discussing the problem of "unconscious bias" that leads to gender discrimination, she said she was "cheered on" by the #MeToo movement, a national reckoning with sexual assault and harassment that has brought down dozens of rich and powerful men.

Watch special coverage of the hearing beginning at 9:15 a.m. right here on ClickOnDetroit.

"It's possible I'll hear that and I'll say, 'Hey, I'll change my mind, '" Trump said.

'She was treated badly accused of lying attacked and her credibility put to the test throughout the process, ' Feinstein said.

USA president Donald Trump has acknowledged that past accusations of sexual misconduct against him have influenced the way he views similar allegations against other men, including his Supreme Court nominee. The New Yorker contacted several dozens of classmates of Ramirez and Kavanaugh yet were unable to confirm that Kavanaugh was even at the party.

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti as she speaks outside federal court, in NY.

On Wednesday night, Kasich, who is nearing the end of his second term and ineligible to run for a third, and by some accounts, is mulling a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020, issued a statement calling for the vote to be postponed.