Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations' in Fox interview

Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations' in Fox interview

Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations' in Fox interview

"Unless there's something more, no, I'm not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh's life over this".

Protesters opposing Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation have held rallies in Washington, New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Ford has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and has asked that the FBI investigate her claim, and yet, Republican Senators have casted doubt on her account, stating they will advance Kavanaugh's nomination proceedings regardless of her allegations.

Lori A. Ringhand, a law professor at the University of Georgia and an expert on the confirmation process, noted that Felix Frankfurter became the first Supreme Court nominee to testify in public to counter criticism that surfaced during his hearing.

In addition to denying allegations of misconduct, Kavanaugh defended his reputation as a man who respects women. "Innocent until proven guilty is how we do this in America".

Kavanaugh denied the allegation in a statement released by the White House.

The judge said he was looking forward to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday against allegations that he had sexually assaulted a woman when she was a teenager. "It will relate to how they behaved at countless house parties, " Avenatti told reporters on September 24. Kavanaugh denied the allegation. He said he did not remember being at a party with her.

Ford said in a letter to Grassley she's willing to meet with senators one-on-one in addition to Thursday's testimony.

When a reporter pressed the Utah Republican to explain how he knew the allegation was "phony", Hatch simply said, "Because I know it is, that's why". I hope that we can find such a setting and that you will understand that I have one motivation in coming forward - to tell the truth about what Mr. Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge did to me.

Trump has made clear he won't order an FBI investigation of the allegations. Fox News is famously Trump's favorite news channel, a bond formalized in the summer with the appointment of the former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as deputy White House chief of staff.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., angrily accused Democrats of slinging "all the mud they could manufacture" and promised a full Senate vote soon, but specified no date. Ford has alleged Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk" when it happened. "I hope she comes". Ford had written a letter to a California lawmaker about the claim months ago that was passed to Feinstein, but had requested anonymity, and Feinstein said she was trying to honor that.

Kavanaugh, who would serve a life term as a Supreme Court justice, has been the subject of accusations from two women of sexual misconduct dating from his high school and college years.

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Farrow told ABC on Monday there are "several people in this story who back Ms. Ramirez".

The White House remained firmly behind Kavanaugh Monday and planned an aggressive defense, said a White House official not authorized to speak publicly, who stressed the lack of corroborating evidence. "This is a very dynamic situation". "We're going to stick to it". He declined to provide more details.

Ford is set to testify before the Judiciary Committee about her allegation on Thursday.

"Everything is an excuse for delay, no matter how unsubstantiated", Hatch said.

He said that he "will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process", adding: "The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out".

Republicans stepped up their attempts to discredit Ford's story.

But Conway on Monday appeared to throw cold water on the accusations, stating she felt the mounting allegations were "starting to feel like a vast left-wing conspiracy". Chairman Les Moonves, according to a person on the call.

The interview, which was broadcast on the debut of Rivera's new show on WTAM radio in Cleveland, took place before the New Yorker report was published.

Defections among Republicans would likely block his path to the Supreme Court.

A second classmate said that after the party, he overheard a female student speaking about an incident at a party involving a fake penis and a male student exposing himself, though the classmate was not certain about the identity of the female student.

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