Brett Kavanaugh: Second allegation made against court nominee

24 September, 2018, 12:01 | Author: Wade Massey

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is denying a second allegation of sexual misconduct. This story centers on Deborah Ramirez, who has come forward (or was pushed to come forward) with a claim that while she and Kavanaugh were both students at Yale, they were both at a drunken dorm party where Kavanaugh allegedly exposed himself to her.

Ramirez was reluctant at first to speak publicly "partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident", The New Yorker reported.

Ford's lawyers said that, in a Sunday morning call with committee staff members, they agreed to the hearing even though the committee refused to subpoena Mark Judge, a Kavanaugh friend who Ford said witnessed the attack, as well as others she said were present.

She also asked the committee's chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, to have the FBI investigate the allegations of both Ms Ford and Ms Ramirez.

When she first told a USA lawmaker her harrowing allegation of a 1982 high-school sexual assault at the hands of a prep-school kid now poised to become one of America's most powerful judges, she was just an anonymous psychology professor in California - and wanted to stay that way.

"Various senators have been dismissive of her (Ford's) account and should have to shoulder their responsibility to ask her questions", Ford's lawyers say.

Further, those classmates said that the allegations in the story would be completely out of character for Kavanaugh.

Updates with White House statement, other details throughout.

'I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh, ' Smyth declared.

According to the White House, a fourth denial was sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday by Leland Keyser, whose lawyer said in a statement she "does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present with, or without, Dr. Ford". Then, like now, another Republican president had selected a Supreme Court nominee, now-Justice Clarence Thomas, facing accusations of sexual harassment. "I remember a penis being in front of my face", she told the magazine.

Joshua retains world heavyweight titles with Povetkin stoppage
And in response to Fury, Joshua has told his rival to focus on Wilder. "They mentioned if it's not Wilder, it's Whyte". Warren insisted former champion Fury would demand a 50-50 split of the purse for a fight with Joshua.


Detroit Lions make easybeats of New England Patriots
However, once he was informed that New England was serious about trading him, Gronkowski threatened to retire. He and the Patriots eventually worked out a plan for Gronkowski to stay in New England .


ME restaurant’s plan to mellow lobsters goes up in smoke
Gill plans to use the new method at customers' requests, and then build a larger tank to sedate multiple lobsters at once. It's unknown whether science says pot smoke actually calms lobsters or has any effect on their meat.


"The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh", she added.

At least two Democratic senators are investigating the claim, the New Yorker reported.

Kavanaugh's other accuser, meanwhile, said Sunday that she is "committed" to appearing before an open Senate hearing Thursday.

It took six days of "assessing her memories" for Ramirez to say she recalled Kavanaugh committing the alleged incident, and that came only after consulting with an attorney provided by the Democrats. "This 35-year-old uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear a good man down", said Kupec. They also compared the current controversy to the sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas by Anita Hill in 1991.

"The framing at the moment is these two dichotomies of either completely exposing yourself to vast amounts of personal and professional risk, or saying nothing", she said.

Ford's attorney, Debbie Katz, said it wasn't surprising that someone wouldn't remember events at a party from 30 years ago.

"In the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the Supreme Court", McConnell said at the Values Voter Summit Friday.

Kavanaugh also has agreed to testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing planned for 10am (1400 GMT) on Thursday.

Mr Grassley wrangled with Ms Ford's lawyers for the last week over the exact terms of her appearance. All three told investigators that they had no recollection of the evening in question, the committee said.

Recommended:

  • US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

    US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

    According to US Citizenship and Immigration Services, in all 306,400 primary Indian applicants are waiting for their green cards. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the department is welcoming public comment on the proposal.
    Anita Hill's Family Has Running Joke About Biden

    Anita Hill's Family Has Running Joke About Biden

    Biden said the accusation is serious enough to warrant in investigation by the FBI. Kavanaugh has "categorically" denied her accusation.
    Kavanaugh accuser set to testify in US Senate hearing

    Kavanaugh accuser set to testify in US Senate hearing

    In addition, the New Yorker claims, some Republicans in the Senate were also informed about the new accusations. In a tweet aimed at Mr Kavanaugh shortly before midnight, Mr Grassley said he was giving them additional time .
  • India Congratulates Ibrahim Mohamed Solih For Winning Maldives Polls

    India Congratulates Ibrahim Mohamed Solih For Winning Maldives Polls

    The vote results show that the opposition coalition candidate beat President Abdulla Yameen by around 16 points. Abdul Rasheed Husain, 46, said in Male he cast his ballot for Yameen to take the Maldives "to the next level".
    Forsaken's Gambit Mode Open to All Destiny 2 Players This Weekend

    Forsaken's Gambit Mode Open to All Destiny 2 Players This Weekend

    The first one to fill their bank summons a "Prime Evil", the first team to kill the Prime Evil wins the round. Bungie has revealed that Destiny 2's Gambit mode will be available to play for free this weekend.
    Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede

    Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede

    Hedges told local media that she was in the process of converting a warehouse space along Route 581 in Rosewood into a shelter. He called the situation "worse than Matthew", the 2016 hurricane that destroyed nearly 90 percent of the town's 261 homes.
  • China cancels trade talks with U.S.  as new tariffs loom

    China cancels trade talks with U.S. as new tariffs loom

    Trump slapped tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China and threatened more if Beijing retaliated. The lower Chinese figure highlights Beijing's inability to match the USA dollar-for-dollar in a tariff war.
    Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes

    Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes

    Trade Representative's office has received 6,000 written comments, mostly in oppositions, since announced his tariff plans. The Trump administration has increased import tariffs on several products coming from China, making the goods expensive.
    Twitch abruptly blocked in China & delisted from local iOS App Store

    Twitch abruptly blocked in China & delisted from local iOS App Store

    China made a decision to block Twitch not longer after the streaming service experienced a surge in downloads in the area. Still, it was bound to happen soon one way or another, since China has cracked down on similar services in the past.
  • What to Watch For: Patriots vs Jaguars

    What to Watch For: Patriots vs Jaguars

    Second-year tight end Jacob Hollister made his 2018 debut Sunday after being inactive in Week 1 with a hamstring injury. Burkhead rushed once for five yards, while White had seven touches for 26 yards and a touchdown against Jacksonville.
    Nike celebrated Tiger Woods' win with an epic two-part Instagram post

    Nike celebrated Tiger Woods' win with an epic two-part Instagram post

    In one of the great comeback stories in golf history, Tiger Woods won more than a golf tournament on Sunday. A year ago, there was no guarantee anyone would see much of Woods, much less Woods winning.

    Trump tweet biggest insult to United States allies in ME: Iran

    Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh described Mr Trump's tweet as "the biggest insult to Washington's allies in the Middle East". He also took the opportunity to remind Middle East allies that they would " not be safe for very long " without USA protection.


Popular

Republican Allies Warn Trump: Now's Not Time to Fire Rosenstein
The Justice Department issued a statement from one of the participants in the meeting who described the remark as sarcastic. McCabe's memos, the contents of which consistently get leaked to media outlets but have not been provided to Congress.

Heat aggressive in pursuit of Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler
Butler had requested a trade out of Minnesota even with training camp about to start on Tuesday, September 25. We can all rest assured that Daryl Morey will be right in the middle of it all.

Schumer, Feinstein urge Trump to order FBI investigation of Kavanaugh allegations
Ford is not on trial, rather Judge Kavanaugh is seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court", said Sen. On Friday, Grassley turned down Ford's request that only senators, not attorneys, be allowed to ask questions.

Michelle Guthrie sacked as Managing Director of ABC
Guthrie appointed numerous executive team, including the chief financial officer, Louise Higgins. Her term has been marked by upheaval, more than 1,100 redundancies and low morale among staff.

Fourth Witness Claims No Recollection of Alleged Kavanaugh Assault Against Ford
Ford believes it is important for senators to hear directly from her about the sexual assault committed against her". FiveThirtyEight points out, "Grassley and the White House have already said they are standing behind Kavanaugh ".

Karolina Pliskova upsets Naomi Osaka to win the title — WTA Tokyo
The players had split their previous two meetings, but Osaka started the final as the favourite after her historic NY triumph.

Patriots Are the Latest Team to Easily Steal Lions' Offensive Signals
Several storylines surround this matchup, but the biggest is Lions head coach Matt Patricia's first game against his former team. Stephen Gostkowski connects from 36 yards out with 40 seconds remaining in the half and the Patriots are on the board.

Iran's blames US-backed Gulf Arab states for attack on military parade
Tehran has claimed in the past that Saudi Arabia provides support to separatists among its ethnic Arab minority. Nikki Haley said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had "oppressed his people for a long time".

Josh Allen guides Bills to enormous upset of Vikings with legs, guts
Josh Allen caps an 11-play 65-yard drive by going over the top and extending the ball for a touchdown and a 24-0 lead. Groy, who had moved to LG when Vlad Ducasse left with an injury, shifted back to the middle as Ducasse re-entered.

Student pilot charged with attempt to steal plane
Melbourne police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are investigating the incident. He tried to break away while being walked out by police but was quickly taken under control, Purden said.