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Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court pick

"For people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and never mentioned it, all of a sudden it my opinion, it's totally political".

Speaking at the United Nations in NY on Monday, Mr Trump said Brett Kavanaugh is "outstanding", adding: "I am with him all the way". Hoping to head that off, he and his GOP supporters went on offense, including the release of a letter he sent the Judiciary panel accusing his opponents of launching "smears, pure and simple". Ford and Kavanaugh are expected to testify on Thursday. According to a story by The New Yorker, Deborah Ramirez is a woman who attended Yale with Kavanaugh and is claiming that Kavanaugh got naked at a dorm party and tried to put his penis on her and proceeded with additional sexual assault.

As to Katz's demand to refrain from enlisting a female lawyer to question Ford, Grassley's staff also stood their ground, writing, "There is no rule of the Senate or the Committee that precludes staff attorneys from asking witnesses questions".

White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said after publication of the story: "This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man".

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Both Prof Ford and Mr Kavanaugh and his wife have reportedly received violent threats since the allegations came to light.

In a statement, two male classmates who Ramirez alleged were involved in the incident, and four other classmates, disputed Ramirez's account saying, "We were the people closest to Brett Kavanaugh during his first year at Yale".

You can read all of the New York Times report here. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to have the FBI investigate the allegations of both Ford and Ramirez.

Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican member of the committee, blamed Democrats for the new allegation. "And all I am asking for is fairness and that I'd be heard in this process", Kavanaugh told Fox News in a rare interview Monday night. Ramirez says she specifically remembers hearing his full name. They can all be falsely accused of sexual misconduct - and have their lives destroyed - thanks to feminists and liberal lawmakers who care more about their party's political agenda and ideology than any semblance of due process. The behavior she describes would be completely out of character for Brett. Ramirez admits she was drunk and her memory of the event is not good.

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Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., also accused Democrats of a "shameful, shameful, smear campaign" against Kavanaugh and vowed he will receive an up-or-down vote on his nomination on the Senate floor on "in the near future".

"Then we should vote", Hatch said, a view also expressed by fellow committee Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

Avenatti told The Associated Press that he will disclose his client's identity in the coming days and that she is prepared to testify before the committee, as well as provide names of corroborating witnesses.

Still, the White House and Republicans have cast doubt on Ford's allegations. Everyone is invited to wear black (if possible, as this is happening soon), walk out, and-if you feel safe doing so-post a photo or video to social media, using the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors.

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