Christine Blasey Ford recalls encounter with Kavanaugh friend

"Describe her appearance", Kavanaugh said.

"I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process", he said.

Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself during a drunken dormitory party during the 1983-84 academic year when both attended Yale University.

"Take it from the commander in chief himself, who said of a day steeped in political, legal and judicial consequences: 'I think it's going to be a very, very, important day in the history of our country, ' President Donald Trump said in NY on Wednesday evening".

Supreme Court nomineeBrett Kavanaughand professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the judge of sexual assault, are scheduled to testify before theSenate Judiciary Committeetoday beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

Trump chose Kavanaugh, a conservative appeals court judge, for the court in July, after the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

"It is not my responsibility to determine whether Mr Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court. They're obstructionists. They're actually con artists", Trump said, accusing the party of "smearing" Kavanaugh and his family. "And I believe that's why they should take the time necessary to fully contemplate that". Ford will be questioned not by Republican Senators but by Rachel Mitchell, a prosecutor from Arizona hired by Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, has said the committee's own investigation will suffice.

The woman who sent the complaint said that when the group left the bar, Kavanaugh shocked the group by shoving a woman against a wall "very aggressively and sexually" while he was drunk.

A new woman came forward Wednesday with explosive revelations about Brett Kavanaugh, saying she witnessed sexually abusive behavior by the Supreme Court nominee and claiming that she was gang-raped at a party he attended in the early 1980s. A spokesman for committee Chairman Sen.

Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who had been a swing vote on a court now divided between four conservative and four liberal justices. 'I know this wasn't easy for you, ' she said. "I am innocent of this charge".

Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations against including those from Ford and those in The New Yorker.

On his message for young men, Mr Trump said: "It's a very unsafe period in our country, and it's being perpetrated by some very evil people".

Asked about Kavanaugh's nomination, Trump repeated his characterization of Democrats' efforts to delay the proceedings as a "big fat con job".

"They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state", she said, adding that she even made eye contact with Judge at several points, hoping he would help her. "We sometimes seem intent on stripping people of their humanity so that we might more easily disregard or defame them and put them through the grinder that our politics requires".

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