In this new story, written by Ronan Farrow, a woman named Deborah Ramirez claims Kavanaugh put his exposed penis in her face at a dorm party during their freshman year at Yale sometime between 1983 and '84.
White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec said in a statement, "This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man".
In a statement provided by the White House, Kavanaugh denies the event ever happened.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee said they would investigate Ms Ramirez's accusation. Taylor Foy, a Judiciary spokesman, complained that Democrats "actively withheld information" from the Republicans.
In his letter on Monday, Kavanaugh said of the allegations against him: "These are smears, pure and simple". He did not offer any evidence, except to cite the New Yorker report that the committee's Democratic staff were made aware of the allegations. The Democrats then began investigating. According to the article, "After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney" Ramirez says she now feels confident in the details of her story. She posted a sign saying she has no comment on her front door.
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How that could backfire for Republicans: What if Ramirez and her lawyer find more people to corroborate her story?
Ford's legal team also includes Michael Bromwich, a veteran lawyer and committed Twitter-warrior against Trump also representing former Federal Bureau of Investigation #2 Andrew McCabe in a lawsuit against the Department of Justice; Ramirez is represented by Stanley Garnett, a former Democratic district attorney in Colorado; while Michael Avenatti has positioned himself as a leading figure in the anti-Trump #resistance, and has toyed with the idea of running for president in 2020.
Kavanaugh's nomination hangs precariously.
"As with any witness who comes before the Senate, the Senate Judiciary Committee can not hand over its constitutional duties to attorneys for outside witnesses", Mike Davis, Senator Grassley's top nominations counsel, wrote in an email exchange with Ms Ford's lawyers obtained by the Associated Press.
He said that Democrats have tried to destroy Kavanaugh's personal and professional life on an "unsubstantiated and uncorroborated" accusation from Ford.
In the face of these two allegations, Republicans are right to be anxious. "But what I know is I've never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh said. And they know the truth. She accused him of attacking her and trying to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party when he was 17 years old and she was 15. The newspaper reports that the calendar shows basketball games, times he went to the movies, football workouts, and college interviews. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, wrangled with Ford's lawyers for the past week over the exact terms of her appearance. "In the spring and summer of 2009, she assisted the White House in the successful confirmation effort for President Obama's first nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor". A breakthrough came over the weekend as Ford agreed to testify. Ford's attorneys have said their client wants senators to ask the questions. With the GOP's Senate control hanging on a razor-thin 51-49 margin, defections by any two Republican senators would seal his fate if all Democrats vote "no".