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Brett Kavanaugh Questioned About Fourth Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Brett Kavanaugh Questioned About Fourth Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Investigators with the Senate Judiciary Committee asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about two previously undisclosed accusations of sexual misconduct during a phone call Tuesday, according to a transcript of the call released Wednesday night.

A recent poll in Minnesota, reported by The Minnesota Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio News found that, among Democratic voters, only 5% believe Ellison's accuser.

"I just wanted to call and tell you that you are a piece of s-- and Senator Grassley is a f-- piece of s-- and he can't die from a heart attack soon enough", one caller said. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who added that he has a positive view of Kavanaugh but has yet to decide how he'll vote.

Several GOP lawmakers who remain publicly undecided - most notably Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins, as well as Arizona's Jeff Flake, who is retiring - said they want to hear what Kavanaugh's accuser has to say before making up their minds. He and the first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Christine Blasey Ford accused a drunken Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when both were teenagers at a house party in Montgomery County, Maryland, in the eighties.

"It's happened to me many times".

In a story published by The Washington Post on September 16, Ford said there were four boys at the party but only two - Kavanaugh and his friend Mike Judge - in the room at the time of the alleged assault.

"I drank beer with my friends, usually on weekends". Those who say that do not know me.




Republican Judiciary committee staffers on Wednesday were trying to interview another woman, Julie Swetnick.

She has alleged that she saw Judge Kavanaugh behave as a "mean drunk" at the parties and witnessed the "fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent". "Brett laid on top of me and tried to remove my clothes while groping me". He said he has never had a "sexual or physical encounter of any kind" with her. She supervises attorneys who handle cases involving child molestation, sexual assault and computer crimes against children in Arizona's most populous county.

"I have had to relive my trauma in front of the entire world, and have seen my life picked apart by people on television, in the media, and in this body who have never met me or spoken with me", Ford's testimony says, according to The Washington Post.

Reuters was not immediately able to verify her accusations. But it's worth noting that Swetnick's lawyer is Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, who says Trump tried to hush up their 2006 sexual tryst. He has denied the allegations.

Trump described Kavanaugh as a "great gentleman" and a "great intellect" and said he believed the accusations against the conservative judge were "false".

Avenatti responded on Twitter, calling Trump "a habitual liar and complete narcissist". Kavanaugh has denied that he ever sexually assaulted anyone. "That's totally false and outrageous".

Even if senators turn vote down his confirmation, he said, "you'll never get me to quit".

Another woman came forward over the weekend, telling The New Yorker magazine that Kavanaugh exposed himself and caused her to touch his penis at a party when both were Yale freshmen.