Brett Kavanaugh: Supreme Court nominee 'targeted vulnerable girls' at school parties

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Avenatti, Swetnick's lawyer, is the attorney for Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with Trump more than a decade ago.

Swetnick and Avenatti did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Asked by Acosta why he has stood by so many men who have been accused of sexual misconduct, rather than woman accusers, Trump said, "I've known them for a long time, a lot of these people".

"She said she was totally inebriated".

Ashley Kavanaugh was asked whether she wondered if her husband was telling the truth about the allegations against him.

Trump said: "If I thought he was guilty of something like this. yeah, sure".

In recent days, the president has grown increasingly frustrated with the handling of the claims against Kavanaugh, said a person familiar with his views who was not authorized to discuss private conversations publicly.

Swetnick did not identify who allegedly raped her.

The woman also made other accusations in her statement.

Republicans have been hoping to win confirmation for Kavanaugh by early next week. The controversy has unfolded ahead of the November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats seek to take control from the Republicans.

Democratic lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary committee seized on the new allegation on Wednesday to renew their calls for an FBI investigation, which the White House and Senate Republicans have said is not merited.

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Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge, has denied the allegations and took his defence public this week in an interview on Fox News. Overall, 58% of GOP voters support his confirmation to the country's highest court, while 11% oppose it. If he will not, at the very least, the hearing and vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations.

The attorney for one of the women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct says the Senate Judiciary Committee has not invited her to tell her story.

Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee to present his case.

Senator Chuck Grassley, who chairs the committee, said the hearing will go forward as planned.

According to her declaration, Gildo-Mazzon has known Ford for more than 10 years and considers her "a good friend".

Critics including Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer say he should withdraw from consideration, or that his nomination vote should be delayed. Ford says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in the early 1980s when she was 15 years old.

A woman who was a student at Yale with Kavanaugh, Deborah Ramirez, told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself during a party the two attended there.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Mr Kavanaugh's accounts of his behaviour in high school and college have faced intense scrutiny, with some of his former classmates coming forward to challenge his claims. "I know friends that have had false charges".

"I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their "turn" with a girl inside the room", Swetnick said in a sworn affidavit released by Avenatti.

While Trump pledged to listen to the testimony of Kavanaugh's accuser and even said he was open to changing his mind about his nominee, he made clear that he was deeply skeptical of these types of accusations.

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