Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations ‘All False’ in Rambling Press Conference

Saul Bowman
September 27, 2018

The attorney for the Boulder woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct went on the offensive Tuesday - demanding an FBI investigation and fighting to get her before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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. "The negotiations kept happening ... they finally reached the commitment [for Ford to testify before the committee on Thursday] ... and, within 24 hours of that commitment, the second accuser comes forward in a New Yorker article that the New York Times said it did not go with because it could not find the corroboration". "Instead, in their rush to hijack the Supreme Court, Senator Grassley, Senator McConnell and this White House are compounding the harms endured by these women and thousands of other survivors while undermining our democracy in the process". "She admits that she was drunk".

"We've had a number of email communications, but the difficulty is that every time we try to set up a phone call the majority party either changes the rules of the phone call or they want additional information as a condition of even having a phone call with us", said Clune.

"Swetnick said she had witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh to "'target' particular girls so they could be taken advantage of".

As it turned out, she had no corroboration to offer.

While Trump has wondered if he was well-advised to choose Kavanaugh, he now believes Republicans must fight back harder, mindful of the message it would send to his supporters if the GOP-controlled Senate can not help him get another conservative jurist on the high court.

She did not identify the individuals directly involved in those assaults. She also did not specifically accuse Kavanaugh or Judge of raping her, or physically assaulting her in any way, in her declaration.

Christine Blasey Ford accused a drunken Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when both were teenagers at a house party in Montgomery County, Maryland, in the eighties.

Trump said he had been falsely accused by "four or five women" who "got paid a lot of money" to made those charges.

Material from the Associated Press has been used in this report.

Two more women have come forward this week with allegations of sexual misconduct involving Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh and another accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are expected to testify Thursday.

He made the comments at a news conference in NY a day before Judge Brett Kavanaugh was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

"They could have pushed it through two weeks ago and we wouldn't be talking about this right now, which is what I would have preferred", Trump said as he entered the United Nations on Wednesday. It took a page from the playbook of the man who picked Kavanaugh for the job, President Donald Trump, using his news organization of choice, often a sort of cheerleader in chief for his administration.

Ms Swetnick is represented by lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has declared his ambition to run for president as a Democrat in 2020.

"No one should make light of this situation", Flake, a frequent critic of the president, tweeted Wednesday.

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