Trump says Republicans should have pushed through Kavanaugh sooner

Penn alum Michael Avenatti claims to represent client with damaging information on Brett Kavanaugh

Ford said later that she had wanted the second door because of claustrophobia she believes was caused by Kavanaugh's attack.

Ford's name isn't mentioned at all on the calendar, but she has said she didn't know Kavanaugh well at the time of the alleged assault and did not remember exactly where and when it happened.

Swetnick now resides in Washington, D.C. and works at the U.S. Department of Treasury and states she has had prior clearances at the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and the State Department.

Avenatti declined to expand on the allegation in an interview Wednesday on ABC's "The View", saying he would not add detail beyond what was in the statement. "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".

"The details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget".

Avenatti on Tuesday tweeted a "sworn declaration" from a woman named Julie Swetnick who claimed the Supreme Court nominee was involved in "gang" rapes in the early 1980s.

Avenatti also represents adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, whom Trump gave hush money to over an alleged extramarital affair. "He is just looking for attention and doesn't want people to look at his past record and relationships - a total low-life!"

On the other side, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said Kavanaugh should withdraw his nomination. However, the lawyer is unsure whether she would do it without an FBI investigation first.

Ford's reply: "Brett Kavanaugh". "He is asking for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court where he will have the opportunity to rule on matters that will impact Americans for decades", they wrote in a statement Wednesday.

His confirmation to the lifetime job would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court, as Trump moves to shift the high court and the broader federal judiciary to the right. "The committee staff have made six separate attempts to gather further information from Mr. Avenatti, and has repeatedly invited him and his client to a staff interview".

Avenatti sent the declaration to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He said it would be days before the full Senate took up the nomination, "so there's plenty of time".

The allegations against Kavanaugh have cast a cultural spotlight on his nomination in light of the "Me Too" movement.

"When you say you went to 10 parties like that and you kept going to those parties even though that was happening", Wilkinson said of Swetnick, "and you saw that supposedly happening to other girls - that is a different thing not to report".

In another declaration, Keith Koegler said Ford revealed the alleged assault to him in 2016, when the two parents were watching their children play in a public place and discussing the "light" sentencing of Stanford University student Brock Turner.

He continued: "If our Republican colleagues proceed without an investigation, it would be a travesty for the honor of the Supreme Court and our country". He included emails he exchanged with Grassley's staff this week.

An attorney for Judge in an email to The Hill said Judge "vehemently denies" Swetnick's allegations. Experts said that making false statements on such a document would be a "career-ender" for her. He's denied those allegations.

Republican leaders indicated they were still determined to have the committee vote on recommending Kavanaugh on Friday - after a dramatic Thursday hearing at which both Kavanaugh and Ford, are to testify.

In Swetnick's statement, she said she met Kavanaugh and Judge in the early 1980s at a house party.

Related News:

  • Timberwolves’ Steep Price For Jimmy Butler Hinders Trade Talks

    Timberwolves’ Steep Price For Jimmy Butler Hinders Trade Talks

    That came in a report from Marc Stein of the New York Times in which he cited National Basketball Association sources. The Wolves are seeking a combination of veterans, top prospects, future assets and cap relief.

    Twitter loses it after woman closes her own vehicle door

    Meanwhile, The Sun's royal correspondent Emily Andrews tweeted: "A princess who still takes the time to shut her vehicle door". Here HELLO! takes a look back at Meghan's most stylish hairstyles becoming a Duchess...
    Arsenal lacked the belief to challenge under Wenger - Cazorla

    Arsenal lacked the belief to challenge under Wenger - Cazorla

    Under Emery, the training has been more intense and varied, and Cech feels that the squad is developing a greater focus. Alexandre Lacazette has lifted the lid on Unai Emery's team talk which inspired Arsenal's turnaround against Everton .
  • Bill Cosby's new life as inmate NN7687 in 'state-of-the-art facility'

    Bill Cosby's new life as inmate NN7687 in 'state-of-the-art facility'

    Cammarata will ask a judge next month to schedule a trial date and let him take Cosby's deposition. -Cosby's wife, Camille. She told police about the incident in 2005, but prosecutors declined to press charges. "I could not move my arms or legs".
    New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination

    New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination

    Kavanaugh's march toward Senate confirmation has been rocked by allegations of decades-old sexual improprieties from two women. Democrats have accused Republicans of not conducting a thorough review in their rush to get Kavanaugh confirmed.
    Huge US-China punitive tariffs take effect

    Huge US-China punitive tariffs take effect

    It affirmed China's stance that it is a developing country, a claim that rankles Washington , Europe and other trading partners. The pair have slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on $50 billion ($A68 billion) worth of goods since the trade war kicked off.
  • Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook shake-up

    Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook shake-up

    Bloomberg News reported that Systrom and Krieger are leaving because of tensions with Zuckerberg over the direction of Instagram. This internal move was described by a source as one of many created to pressure Instagram to do more for Facebook.
    Iran says separatists aided by ‘Arab nations’ attacked military parade

    Iran says separatists aided by ‘Arab nations’ attacked military parade

    It is, however, highly unlikely the Guards will strike any of its foes directly and risk setting off a regional conflict. Iranian officials were quick to point the finger at Arab separatists, backed by Gulf Arab allies of the United States.
    Download Samsung Galaxy J4+ and J6+ Stock Wallpapers [Full HD Resolution]

    Download Samsung Galaxy J4+ and J6+ Stock Wallpapers [Full HD Resolution]

    The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro will be the first-ever smartphone to debut with a quadruple rear camera setup. The leak further reveals that the Galaxy A9 Star Pro could come with 6.28-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display .
  • Iran, major powers labour to keep nuclear deal afloat

    Iran, major powers labour to keep nuclear deal afloat

    Rouhani also had already rejected a meeting with Trump while in the Big Apple, slamming an offer of talks as "not genuine". The United States pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran nuclear deal, in May.
    Michelle Guthrie Considering Legal Action After Shock Axing From Top ABC Job

    Michelle Guthrie Considering Legal Action After Shock Axing From Top ABC Job

    In an internal email to staff, the ABC said the board had given "long and detailed consideration to this serious matter". David Anderson who is now ABC's head of specialist and factual will stand in as the interim managing director.
    Trump court nominee says he won't be 'intimidated' into withdrawing

    Trump court nominee says he won't be 'intimidated' into withdrawing

    The make-up of the nine-judge Supreme Court is crucial as it has the final say on often highly contentious laws. Lindsey Graham admitted that he planned to vote for Kavanaugh regardless of what Ford said in her testimony.


Most liked

U.S. judge Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh allegations
Facing criticism from some Democratic senators for including Mitchell in the hearing, Chairman Chuck Grassley , R-Iowa, told Sen. Mint and the Internal Revenue Service. "I'm still on the fence about, do I believe that this was absolutely this person".

Trump Confirms Rejecting Trudeau's Meeting Invite: 'I Told Him 'Forget About It''
Trump said he does not have a good relationship with Canada's diplomatic delegation, including foreign minister Chrystia Freeland. Trump went on to criticize Canadian officials and how they have negotiated during the recent NAFTA talks.

Trump court nominee Kavanaugh denies accusation of third woman
Another woman, Deborah Ramirez , has accused him of sexual misconduct when she and Kavanaugh were students at Yale University. Christine Blasey Ford accused a drunken Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when both were teenagers at a house party.

Crude Oil Gaps Higher After OPEC Cools Off Production Hikes
The market was "increasingly concerned about dwindling (U.S.) inventories", ANZ bank said on Monday. Gasoline prices in Japan are at their highest level in 3 years and 9 months.

College classmate claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at party
He said he "did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter ". Grassley released the letter on Monday , along with a letter from Kavanaugh himself in which he flatly denies Ford's allegations.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho given vote of confidence by Ed Woodward
The Portuguese midfielder joined the Wolves previous year and helped them gain promotion to the Premier League. That's my way of thinking - we should move better, we should move more, yeah.

Germany tops United States as China’s leading auto exporter amid mounting trade disputes
China canceled talks that were scheduled for this week, and is digging in by prepping stimulus measures to cushion the economy. Efforts at diplomacy have failed, with no breakthroughs since high-level talks began in May.

FIFA Best Player: How Sergio Ramos, Harry Kane, others voted
The Croatia global defeated Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to win the UEFA award in Monaco . Lyon have been European champions for the past three years, while they have won the French title every year since 2006.

Syria faces perpetual war unless Russian Federation extends ceasefire, France warns
Russian Federation had originally agreed to send the missiles to Syria in 2013 but rescinded that offer after Israel objected. The S-300 is capable of intercepting air attacks more than 150 miles away and can hit multiple targets simultaneously.

One year later at UN, Trump's 'rocket man' Kim is 'terrific'
Moon said Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization by 2021, which would mark the end of Trump's first term. The White House has not closed the door on a Rouhani-Trump meeting.

Karl-Anthony Towns gets potential $190 million super-max contract from Minnesota
Unfortunately for Butler, Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau isn't interesting in giving away the four-time All Star. Along with the Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers are "highly interested" in Butler, a league source told Amico Hoops .

Kawhi says he's 'a fun guy' to open Raptors media day
Leonard's focus "is on this year, this group that I have and striving to get to a championship". "I'm a fun guy", Leonard said. Leonard's tenure in Toronto will be one of the most-followed National Basketball Association storylines this season.

Tiger Woods A Winner Again For 1st Time Since 2013
Only when he was on the green, the last one to putt after Rory McIlroy tapped in for birdie, did it start to sink in. This birdie on the 13th was enough to put Woods five shots clear, and demonstrated the kind of mood Woods was in.

Paul Pogba faults Jose Mourinho’s tactics after Man United’s draw with Wolves
And he reckons both Jose Mourinho and Pogba's team-mates are getting fed up with him. "We are here to attack", said Pogba . United were held at Old Trafford by newly-promoted Wolves after Joao Moutinho cancelled out Fred's opener.

Bumpy road ahead awaits China as Maldives ousts Yameen
The Maldives electoral commission later released provisional results declaring Solih the victor with 58.3 percent of the vote. Solih declared victory and his supporters danced in the street, observers held their breath as they waited to see what Mr.