New Kavanaugh accuser claims Supreme Court nominee aided in gang rapes

Posted September 28, 2018

In one statement, family friend Keith Koegler said he wrote to Ford in a June 29 email, "I remember you telling me about him, but I don't remember his name".

However, Ford's attorneys have also sought to subpoena an actual witness, Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge, who was allegedly in the room during the assault. "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".

"This is saying, 'I went with other women, other girls at the time, I saw all this happening and I went back and I went back again and I never told anyone and I never brought it up", Wilkinson said.

President Donald Trump did not address Swetnick's allegations, but he did knock her lawyer, Avenatti, in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.

Avenatti, the lawyer who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels, is exploring a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and spoken out against Trump and his policies, making frequent appearances on cable television.

During a news conference Wednesday at the United Nations in New York City, Trump referred to Avenatti as a "low-life."

"Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, it just did", he said in a written statement.

At the end of his remarks, the president ranted against Democrats for playing a "con game" with Kavanaugh's nomination. The panel is set to vote on Kavanaugh's appointment to the high court bench Friday. "The standard of character and fitness for a position on the nation's highest court must be higher than this". Judge has said he has no memory of the alleged sexual assault in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Avenatti sent the declaration to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been preparing a weekend session to run the procedural clock out, an unusual move reflecting the high stakes and the desire to let GOP senators campaign on Kavanaugh's confirmation in the November election.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she planned to study Swetnick's declaration.

That's the year when Ford says she believes the assault occurred. The Associated Press has not been able to corroborate them, and continues to investigate. He included emails he exchanged with Grassley's staff this week. Responding to Ramirez, Kavanaugh said the "alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen".

Kavanaugh "categorically and unequivocally" denies Ford's allegation, and says he "never had any sexual or physical encounter of any kind with Dr. Ford". Christine Blasey Ford drew on her training as a psychologist.

Kavanaugh released a statement denying the new charges.

Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, posted the declaration on Twitter and provided it to the committee.

She adds that in "approximately 1982", she became a victim of one of these rapes where Judge and Kavanaugh were present.

Julie Swetnick alleges that, at parties in the D.C. area, she witnessed Kavanaugh drink excessively, and engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls, including pressing against them without their consent and attempting to expose their private body parts.