Published: Thu, September 27, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

People Have Signed Sworn Declarations Corroborating Christine Blasey Ford's Claims of Assault

US President Donald Trump praised his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh but said he would be open to withdrawing his nomination if he finds testimony on Thursday, September 27, about sexual assault allegations against him to be credible.

Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) of the Senate Judiciary Committee might be getting nervous about Thursday's upcoming hearing about the alleged sexual misconduct of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"I want to watch", Mr Trump said ahead of the hearing featuring Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor who has accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.

Kavanaugh has denied the accusations of Blasey Ford and another woman, Deborah Ramirez, whose allegations of sexual misconduct were reported earlier this week by The New Yorker.

"The Democrats are working hard to destroy a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of our greatest Supreme Court Justices ever, with an array of False Accusations the likes of which have never been seen before!"

In prepared testimony to the Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh called allegations against him by the initial accuser, Ford, as "last-minute smears" and "grotesque and obvious character assassination". Cohen made a plea bargain with federal prosecutors last month, but the case fell far short of Avenatti's prediction of ending Trump's presidency.

Ford's statement said she didn't know Kavanaugh well and that she recalls the house party as "almost surely a spur of the moment gathering". While "nobody's going to be able to prove" the claims against Kavanaugh, Trump said, anything could happen.

She said she told at least two other people about the "gang rape" attack on her shortly after the incident, but she has not identified those people. Judge Kavanaugh has denied the accusation.

According to a committee aide, in an email to Avenatti on Wednesday, Republican committee staff said that "yesterday committee investigators interviewed Judge Kavanaugh again, under penalty of felony". Swetnick also alleges that Kavanaugh and Judge were present when she was assaulted at one of these parties.

In a statement, Mr Kavanaugh said: "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he wished Senate Republicans had moved Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination through the chamber more quickly, saying he would have done so weeks ago if he were running the process.

Avenatti is best known as the lawyer for Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star known as Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with Trump before he was elected president.

Trump, who seemed to be thinking out loud as he spoke, said he was looking forward to hearing Blasey Ford testify on Thursday.

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