Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation

Posted September 17, 2018

The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, spoke to the Post on the record and confirmed details that had previously been reported in other outlets, including The New Yorker.

"Maybe she did not understand what she should do with confidential information, and while I'm not absolutely criticizing her on that, if I'd had that information, I think that I would have treated it differently", Waters said. In her interview with The Post, Ford offered further detail, saying that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend, both "stumbling drunk", led her into a bedroom at a home in Montgomery County, Maryland, where teenagers had gathered. She said Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed and groped her, trying to remove her clothing and a one-piece bathing suit underneath.

"We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983", wrote the women, who said a lot of them had attended all-girl high schools in the area.

Ford says she didn't reveal what happened until 2012 during couples therapy with her husband.

"From the outset, I have believed these allegations were extremely serious and bear heavily on Judge Kavanaugh's character", Feinstein said.

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"I did not do this back in high school or at any time", Kavanaugh added.

The Telegraph contacted the White House for comment on Ms Ford's claims, but had no response at the time of going to press.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on September 4 in Washington. Judge stood across the room, she said, and both boys were laughing "maniacally".

President Donald Trump and his White House aides might decide to pull the nomination and send up a similarly conservative nominee from Trump's list of two dozen potential high court nominees that have been vetted by influential conservative groups.

"No way, not even a hint of it", the unnamed lawyer said, asked if Kavanaugh's nomination would be withdrawn.

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Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

The woman sent the letter about the allegation to Democratic Congresswoman Anna Eshoo of Palo Alto, and the letter was sent to the office of Sen. There would simply not be time for Trump to pick another nominee, and the Judiciary Committee to vet that person and hold another week-long confirmation hearing before any floor vote to confirm the replacement pick before Election Day.

The allegation came just one week before the Senate Judiciary Committee is to vote on his nomination.

"Throughout 25 years of public service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has thoroughly and repeatedly vetted Judge Kavanaugh, dating back to 1993, for some of the most highly sensitive roles".

"As I said during the hearing, this is why the #MeToo movement is so important, because often in these situations, there is an environment where people see nothing, hear nothing, and say nothing".

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