Brett Kavanaugh: Who are Supreme Court nominee's accusers?

Brett Kavanaugh: Who are Supreme Court nominee's accusers?

"It's ridiculous. Total twilight zone".

After Swetnick's lawyer's publishing her statement in a tweet, Trump dismissed Avanatti as a "third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh". "I would be interesting to hear what she has to say", Trump said.

Outside the US Capitol, pro- and anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators gathered as senators pondered the fate of a nominee who could impact the balance of the top US court for decades.

Supreme Court appointments must be confirmed by the Senate.

Two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, have also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 1980s. In her later statement, she mentions only "four boys at the party", including Kavanaugh and his friend, Mike Judge. Judge is a boyhood friend of Kavanaugh who has written a book describing the debauchary of his high school years. "I don't know who this is and this never happened", Kavanaugh said.

Mrs Ford claims that Mr Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in around 1982, when both would have been teenagers at high school around Washington, DC.

"I categorically and unequivocally deny the allegation against me by Dr. Ford", he said. He added, "Obviously with this one we have a contact and our lawyers are on it right now".

Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, requested to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation vote because of allegations against him from a then-anonymous woman.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. I never met them. This is just completely made up, or at least not me.

Mitchell led Ford through a detailed recollection of the events she says occurred on the day of the alleged incident.

Trump dismissed the allegations against Kavanaugh as a "big fat con job" orchestrated by Democrats. But when it became clear Kavanaugh would likely be named to the high court, she said she faced a hard choice.

Earlier in the onstage discussion, Ginsburg said women accomplish more in groups.

The White House had no immediate comment. ABC News reports the author might be Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Chuck Grassley said the committee is now reviewing the document.

"She is trained to understand these dynamics", Mr. Romley said.

Blasey Ford, 51, told a tense Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that could make or break Kavanaugh's nomination she was "100 percent" certain he was the assailant and it was "absolutely not" a case of mistaken identify.

Swetnick, whose allegations emerged on Wednesday, said she witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh and others to get girls drunk at parties so that they could be raped.

The committee also released a summary of its work that noted its staff had spoken to two different men who believe they "had the encounter" with Ford, rather than Kavanaugh. She also said Kavanaugh was present at a 1982 party at which she was raped.

Republicans have derided her allegation as part of a smear campaign and a Democratic plot to sink Kavanaugh's nomination.