White House 'Open' To Hearing From Second Kavanaugh Accuser

Elias Hubbard
September 26, 2018

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he believed President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, would be confirmed to the lifetime position.

"The second accuser doesn't even know, she thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not", Mr Trump said during a United Nations meeting on Tuesday.

Joining the maelstrom, Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with Trump, claimed to represent a woman with information about high school-era parties attended by Kavanaugh and urged the Senate to investigate.

Blasey and Kavanaugh are scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Graham said former President Bill Clinton had a litany of sexual allegations against him, but many Democrats turned a blind eye.

Murkowski isn't the only prominent Republican who has expressed reservations about Kavanaugh or his confirmation process.

Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist in Northern California, has alleged Kavanaugh pinned her down, groped her and tried to remove her clothes when they were high school students around 1982.

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Trump then turned his ire towards second accuser Deborah Ramirez, who told the New Yorker that Kavanaugh thrust his penis into her face without her consent at a house party during their Yale University days. "She was totally messed up".

He added that he had watched the Fox News interview broadcast on Monday, which he said was "so truthful".

Kavanaugh wrote to leaders of the Senate's Judiciary Committee, "I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from the process". Realistically, though, prosecuting under 18 USC 1001 for false statements would be as problematic as making a case against Kavanaugh, for the same reasons - the passage of nearly four decades of time.

"We are now in a place where it's not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified", Ms. Murkowski, a key swing Republican vote, said in an extended interview in the Capitol Monday night. Everyone deserves better than this - everyone - not just Judge Kavanaugh, everyone.

Murkowski's remarks, made Monday night, were published shortly after she publicly suggested the FBI should investigate the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

"We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we would have seen or heard about it-and we did not", the statement read.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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