Kavanaugh and his wife defend against sexual misconduct allegations

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On Sunday, the New Yorker magazine reported that Deborah Ramirez, a classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale University, said he exposed himself at a party when they were both first-year students.

This comes as Kavanaugh is set to testify once again before lawmakers on Thursday on the allegations against him.

"Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person".

His comments, made as he entered United Nations headquarters in NY, were his first since a report Sunday night on a second allegation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh. "In my opinion, it's totally political".

Dr Ford said she is absolutely certain Mr Kavanaugh was her attacker.

Mr Trump, at the United Nations for his second General Assembly meeting, called the allegations unfair and unsubstantiated, made by accusers who come "out of the woodwork". If they do, it would likely spoil the chances of a hardline conservative judge - or any Trump-chosen nominee - to be confirmed in a full Senate vote and could potentially force Trump to choose a more moderate candidate.

Others argued that the interview was orchestrated to appeal to conservatives - given that Fox is the go-to network for the president and his followers - and is not an attempt to fix Kavanaugh's reputation among the broader population, with whom he is deeply unpopular. "The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out", he wrote.

"This is a smear, plain and simple", Kavanaugh said.

A third woman with "credible" sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh is expected to come forward via a television interview by end of day Tuesday, lawyer Michael Avenatti, who earlier this year represented actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen, has told the press. And they debase our public discourse. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out.

In the letter, Kavanaugh strongly denies the allegations of sexual assault and accuses Democrats of "grotesque and obvious character assassination" that would dissuade qualified people of entering public service in the future.

Ramirez admitted she had been drinking and has gaps in her memories.

He also sent a letter on Monday to Sen.

The allegations, dating to the 1980s, have put in jeopardy Kavanaugh's chances of winning confirmation in a Senate narrowly controlled by Trump's party, with high-stakes congressional elections just weeks away.

In an attempt to reassure Republican senators and the party's voters that Kavanaugh remains the best choice for the Supreme Court, the White House and the GOP are taking the extraordinary step of green-lighting an offensive attack starring the nominee himself. Several Republicans on the committee have said they want to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination shortly after the Thursday hearing. Her story first emerged in the media, though was relayed over the summer to the committee's top Democrat, Sen. But after a second sexual misconduct allegation was leveled against the nominee, things are looking a lot less certain. Feinstein also demanded an FBI investigation of the claims, despite repeated explanations from Grassley that it is the Senate's constitutional duty to conduct the probe.

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