Kavanaugh has denied her allegations. Yet both Ms. Ford, who has asked for Federal Bureau of Investigation involvement from the beginning, and Mr. Kavanaugh's lawyer, who complained about the lack of key evidence, have now said in their own way that the process Republicans chose is unsatisfactory. "I want the American people to have those facts and judge for themselves", she said.
Later, asked at a photo opportunity with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is Kavanaugh's accusers were lying, Trump responded, "What's your next question?"
To repeat, it will take some time before we can make a full judgment about Swetnick's allegations, and The Post has not independently verified them.
Bearman, a radio host, said Avenatti is simply "taking a page out of Donald Trump's own playbook [and] manipulating the media to his own benefit". "Not a very good one, but he is a Democrat lawyer".
The matter came up again when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement and Trump had a second seat to fill. "I think it is outrageous that the leadership in the [Senate] Judiciary Committee is not hitting the pause button in terms of allowing survivors to be heard". "It's a con game that they're playing", he said. (Watch it here.) In that interview, Kavanaugh responded to all kinds of questions with the same prepared phrase about wanting "a fair process", to the extent that he nearly came across like a robot in meltdown.
In a sworn declaration released by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, Swetnick said she attended a public high school near Georgetown Prep, where Kavanaugh was a student. Despite the president's Twitter claim, Daniels' accusations have not been disproved.More news: Tropical Storm Kirk Weakens Again As It Continues Moving West
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Judiciary Committee Republicans say they are now reviewing Swetnick's allegations. She does say that she told at least two other people of the attack against her.
Swetnick said she witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh and others to get girls inebriated so they could be "gang raped" in side rooms at house parties by a "train" of numerous boys.
"There has been a frenzy to come up with something - anything, no matter how far-fetched or odious - that will block a vote on my nomination". "These are last minute "smears, pure and simple". "I certainly feel like I could be more helpful to everyone if I knew the date he worked at the Safeway", she told senators. But really what's important here isn't the lawyer. She described the two as "extremely close friends". Thursday's hearing should not be the end of the inquiry into the behavior of a nominee who has been accused of serious offenses, and who could sit on the Supreme Court for decades.
She said in a sworn statement released Wednesday that she holds "active clearances" -which require background investigations - for her work at the Treasury Department, the U.S. Mint and the Internal Revenue Service.