"Due process and the rule of law are key tenants to a civilized society", Hallquist said in a statement Wednesday, "and to see them cast aside by Senate Republicans in favor of partisanship is disturbing, particularly when this appointment process will have such serious implications for the future of our country".
Judge Kavauaugh replied: "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".
Avenatti also represents Stormy Daniels, who alleges she was paid to keep a sexual relationship with Trump quiet. "I am terrified. I am here because i believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school". She wrote she has a "firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their turn with a girl inside the room". "These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh".
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, and when Hatch was asked whether he found Ford to be believable, he said: "It's too early to say". The events Ford describes supposedly took place 36 years ago, yet she never mentioned them to anyone-not her parents, not her friends, not even her husband-until 2012, when it came up during a couple's therapy session.
Meanwhile, another woman has come forward with new allegations about Kavanaugh, accusing him of inappropriate behavior while he was in high school.
Trump said that if lawmakers had moved faster, "you wouldn't be talking about it right now, which is frankly what I would have preferred". "I am innocent of this charge".
He made the comments at a news conference in NY a day before Judge Brett Kavanaugh was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. She claimed that he thrust his penis into her face and forced her to touch it when she pushed it away.
The hearing starts at 10 a.m. In it, Avenatti names the third woman as Julie Swetnick.
On Tuesday, Ford's lawyers sent the Senate Judiciary Committee sworn declarations from four people who corroborate Ford's claims of sexual assault.
Feinstein spoke next, and she quickly noted that Grassley had not introduced the witness - despite having introduced the outside GOP counsel questioning her, Rachel Mitchell - and said she would do it for him. Swetnick shared that she was the victim of gang rape at one of these parties, and both Judge and Kavanaugh were present. He has said, "I've never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise".
Mr Kavanaugh and his chief accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who says Mr Kavanaugh assaulted her in high school, are both expected to testify on Thursday.
He then asked Ford "what degree of certainty do you believe Brett Kavanaugh assaulted you?" "They have haunted me [and] been seared into my memory and have been hard to beat episodically as an adult", she said through tears'.