Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation

Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation

She said she escaped after Kavanaugh's friend entered the room and jumped on top of both of them. "I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it go back to the way it was", said the 85-year-old jurist.

At a high school house party, "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing", Ford claimed, and said both Kavanaugh and a friend were extremely intoxicated during the incident, which happened when they were in high school.

The woman, from a nearby high school, was allegedly at a party where the youths were drinking alcohol.

Kavanaugh has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct dating to when he was in high school.

Feinstein's statement that she had "referred the matter to federal investigative authorities" jolted Capitol Hill and threatened to disrupt what had been a steady path toward confirmation for Kavanaugh by Republicans eager to see the conservative judge on the court. Dianne Feinstein since July, but it only recently surfaced.

"I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court". But fairness and journalistic integrity took a hit with The New York Times' publication of the op-ed. There is a way back to the better times of which Ginsburg spoke, though it will require great courage and character - to confirm the highly qualified Kavanaugh with a bipartisan vote.

"For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect", the women said in the letter sent Friday to Senate Judiciary leaders.

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The classmate said of the allegation, 'I have no recollection of that'. Sources told NPR that the California senator felt pressure to put something out publicly after a report indicated she had not briefed fellow members of the panel on a document. Other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee first learned about the contents of the letter at a last-minute meeting last Wednesday evening. It added the letter to Kavanaugh's file but has not opened a criminal investigation.

A spokeswoman for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., declined to confirm reports that the congresswoman had forwarded a letter containing the allegations to Feinstein.

"Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it", the Post wrote.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, is pushing ahead with plans for a committee vote on Kavanaugh's nomination next Thursday. Equally bad was the recent op-ed from a White House insider underscoring President Donald Trump's incompetence.

The support of only two Republicans - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - was thought to be in question.

Collins held an hourlong phone call with Kavanaugh on Friday, her spokeswoman confirmed.

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