Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick

A protest sign against Brett Kavanaugh

Protesters are calling for the allegations to be investigated before Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court

Asked about the decision to have a veteran Arizona prosecutor to handle the questioning, Trump said that Senate Republicans "could not be nicer" and "could not be more respectful".

She also alleges that Mr Kavanaugh was verbally abusive to women when he got drunk at parties, and grabbed and fondled them without their consent. "I don't know who this is and this never happened", he said.

Republicans said they were determined to push the nomination through the narrowly-divided Senate as soon as possible, rejecting Democratic calls to freeze the process to let the FBI investigate all of the allegations.

On the eve of a showdown hearing, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the senators who will judge him confronted a third set of lurid allegations Wednesday accusing him of sexual misconduct as a young man. Kavanaugh heatedly denied them all, while Democrats complained about a rush to approval and President Donald Trump said the accusations added up to no more than "a con job". She said she managed to flee to the bathroom when Judge jumped on her and Kavanaugh, knocking them off the bed.

At different points in the rambling, almost 90-minute event, Trump said that the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh were "all false" and that he "could be persuaded" otherwise.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted that Mr Kavanaugh would win approval, despite the new allegations and uncertainty about how pivotal Republicans would vote in a roll call now expected early next week. He said of the allegations by her and others, "If I thought he was guilty of something like this. yeah, sure".

"Republicans need to immediately suspend the proceedings related to Judge Kavanaugh's nomination, and the president must order the FBI to reopen the background check investigation", the New York Democrat said in a statement. If he will not, at the very least, the hearing and vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations.

In testimony prepared for tomorrow's Senate hearing, Mr Kavanaugh decried sexual allegations against him as "last-minute smears" and denied that he had ever sexually assaulted anyone.

"I drank beer with my friends, usually on weekends". And I suspect that the longer that this hangs out there, the more, the more accusations will occur. The publicity-friendly attorney has said he's considering competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. "The lawyer to porn stars has just taken this debacle to an even lower level".

Trump also mischaracterized the accusations against him, falsely claiming only four women had made allegations (more than a dozen did) and said they had been paid to do so (there has been no evidence to support that). "I don't know who this is and this never happened", Kavanaugh said in a statement released by the White House.

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Trump pulled out of the agreement in May, describing it as a "disaster" and quickly moving to reimpose sanctions on Iran. This will be "in accordance with European Union law, and could be opened to other partners in the world", she said .

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer responded to the latest allegations by calling on Republicans to "immediately suspend the proceedings related" to the nomination and saying that he believes Kavanaugh "should withdraw from consideration".

Those documents could have weight because people who Ford has said were at the party she's described have not corroborated her account.

"Well you are asking me to speculate. Do you mind telling me so I can read about him?"

With midterm Congressional elections looming in November, the sight of the 11 male Republican committee members cross-examining Blasey Ford had risked appearing disrespectful and a turn-off for female voters.

Christine Blasey Ford takes a polygraph exam on her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

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Speaking in Urdu, Qureshi said Pakistan sought resolution of all the issues through a comprehensive and serious dialogue. She said Qureshi's speech was made up of "fake allegations and fake facts" which can only make for a "fake vision".

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