"I had never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever".
"I will not do any kind of comparison except to say that I hope we can all be open to hearing [Ford] and evaluating based on what we hear", Hill said. One alleges that Kavanuagh exposed himself to her at a party while they were classmates at Yale University.
Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who heads up the Judiciary Committee, pegged on Tuesday a woman to lead Ford's questioning instead of the 11 Republican men that serve on the committee. Judge is a boyhood friend of Kavanaugh who has written a book describing the debauchary of his high school years.
"I can always be convinced", Trump said on the eve of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring one of Kavanaugh's accusers.
Ford told the committee she feared Kavanaugh would rape and accidentally kill her during the alleged assault when both where high school students in Maryland. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied all of the allegations. She described gang rapes she said occurred in which boys would line up to rape incapacitated girls.
That's when she made a decision to share her story with a journalist from The Washington Post who had responded to the initial tip she had confidentially shared with the outlet.
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She said that the assault on her "drastically altered" her life. It's ridiculous. Total Twilight Zone.
Avenatti also tweeted a picture of Swetnick, calling her "courageous, fearless and honest" and asked that "her privacy and that of her family be respected".
Kavanaugh, in prepared testimony released on Wednesday, repeated his denial of Blasey Ford's allegation and said "this effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out".
They have also thrown into chaos what Senate Republicans once thought would be a smooth confirmation process.
But then he went on to chastise the committee's ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., for a delay in giving the full committee the private letter setting forth the allegations against Kavanaugh that she received back in July from Ford, who is a constituent of Feinstein's in California.
Murkowski said an FBI investigation into the nominee's past "would sure clear up all the questions".
Kavanaugh's confirmation would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court, as Trump moves to shift it and the broader federal judiciary to the right. "I think it's going to be a very important day in the history of our country".
The president refused to say whether he believed the women accusers of Kavanaugh were liars, dismissing the question as a "game" set up by reporters.