A new allegation against Brett Kavanaugh

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Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senate Democrats, and offered that the FBI already investigated Kavanaugh and found nothing. If approved, Kavanaugh's nomination could then go before the full Senate on Tuesday for a final vote.

On the topic of why she has chosen to come forward, she will say in her statement, which can be read here. She wrote she has 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". Judge was a high school classmate of Kavanaugh. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday.

Ford and Kavanaugh are both scheduled to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday (local time).

The ad, which comes in advance of Ford's testimony tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee, echoes the 1991 ad in both appearance and as a powerful display of solidarity. He also submitted two written statements, one on Monday and a second, more in-depth statement on Wednesday. Ford's attorney Debra Katz said her client considers the alleged incident to be an "attempted rape".

Geoit is a Democrat and isn't sure there's anything Kavanaugh can say that would sway her from believing the women who have come forward against him.

"I've had a lot of false charges made against me", he said.

He decried the "media circus" around the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh and said the nominee and Dr Ford had been through a bad couple of weeks since she leveled her accusation.

"I don't believe that they should schedule a vote before they have the hearing", Scott said.

Both Democrats and Republicans were on the call but on the latter party were allowed to ask questions.

There will be no other witnesses. notably 2 other accusers - Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick - will not be permitted to testify.

The White House had no immediate comment.

According to a committee aide, in an email to Avenatti on Wednesday, Republican committee staff said that "yesterday committee investigators interviewed Judge Kavanaugh again, under penalty of felony". She says they thrust her into an upstairs bedroom at the house and locked the door.

"I tried to yell for help", Ford said, adding that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth while he and another boy were "drunkenly laughing during the attack". Swetnick claims Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judger were present at a party, where Swetnick claims her drink was spiked and she was gang raped. If he's going to have that seat legitimately, all of these things should be investigated because, from what I experienced firsthand, I don't think he belongs on the Supreme Court.

In his declaration, Koegler said he met the Fords while coaching their son's baseball team more than five years ago.

"I felt so enraged", said Carola Lewis, a Kavanaugh supporter from Rockville, Maryland, who came to a rally on the Capitol in support of Kavanaugh an hour and a half before the hearing was slated to start.

"I was pushed onto the bed and Brett got on top of me".

The affidavit said she has clearances to work with multiple federal agencies, including the Treasury Department.

Supreme Court appointments must be confirmed by the Senate, and Trump's fellow Republicans control the chamber by a narrow 51-49 margin.

Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, has since told United States media that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party in the 1980s.

Michael Avenatti is causing plenty of headaches for US President Donald Trump. Avenatti has said he is exploring his own bid for the presidency as a Democrat.