New allegations against Kavanaugh submitted to Senate committee

In his prepared testimony, Kavanaugh again "unequivocally and categorically" denied her allegation, as well as "other false and uncorroborated accusations" by his other accusers.

Outside the US Capitol, pro- and anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators gathered as senators pondered the fate of a nominee who could impact the balance of the top US court for decades. Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

"It's happened to me many times", he said, claiming he had been accused - falsely - by "four or five women". Mitchell will join in and ask questions of Kavanaugh as well.

Judge seemed to refer to working at a grocery store in high school in an excerpt from his memoir, "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk", in a paragraph where he discusses suffering "catastrophic hangovers" that made "getting through the day an Olympic event".

"Those who say that do not know me", she said.

Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that she chose to go public with her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a reporter appeared in a classroom where she was teaching.

"It's possible I'll hear that and say hey, I'm changing my mind". He added, "Obviously with this one we have a contact and our lawyers are on it right now".

Kavanaugh denies both of those allegations. "And no, I've never done anything like that".

"Such grotesque and obvious character assassination - if allowed to succeed - will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from serving our country", Kavanaugh, Trump's second high court nominee, said in a statement released ahead of Thursday's planned Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Kavanaugh also stands accused of exposing himself to a classmate, Deborah Ramirez, causing her to touch him without consent, during an alcohol-fueled Yale University party a few years later.

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The hearing kicks off at 10 AM ET and Ford is first up.

Asked about Kavanaugh's nomination, Trump repeated his characterization of Democrats' efforts to delay the proceedings as a "big fat con job". But when it became clear Kavanaugh would likely be named to the high court, she said she faced a hard choice.

The White House had no immediate comment. They said they wanted to know immediately whether Swetnick would agree to be interviewed by phone later on Thursday (NZT).

The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing allegations by a third woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, a panel spokesman said Wednesday, in yet another potential blow to his prospects for Senate confirmation.

Blasey Ford said she managed to escape when Judge jumped on the bed, sending them all toppling.

One Ford supporter, who declined to give his name, said he's been friends with Ford for eight years and came to the hearing to be "a friendly face outside of the chaos". "I believed he was going to rape me", she said in her opening statement.

Deborah Ramirez, from Colorado, revealed in an interview published in The New Yorker magazine on September 23 that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drunken encounter at a dormitory party during the 1983-84 academic year when they were both students at Yale University. "Without an investigation, and with so many serious issues involved, I can't support this nomination if they choose to move forward", he said in a statement.

She also said Kavanaugh was present at a house party where she was drugged and "gang raped". Republicans plan to vote on Kavanaugh less than 24 hours later on Friday, though that could be postponed.

Republican committee aides have emailed a letter to the woman's lawyer, Michael Avenatti.

"They're really con artists", Trump said of Democrats.

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