George Hartmann, a spokesman for Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, said the hearing is still going forward Thursday as scheduled. In her statement, Swetnick does make that claim, arguing that beginning in 1981, she witnessed Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, and other boys spiking the punch at parties to "cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say 'No.'" This, Swetnick claims, caused her to avoid drinking punch at parties.
Kavanaugh has denied both Ramirez's and Ford's allegations.
Avenatti, in his initial interviews on the subject, said he had proof that Kavanaugh had participated in these "gang rape trains", but that does not appear to be the case. The New Yorker quotes an ex-girlfiend of Judge's who said he told her a story that mirrors the allegations Avenatti is making.
Tucker Carlson reacted to Stormy Daniels' lawyer inserting himself in the debate over Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. She describes the pair as "joined at the hip" and says she "consistently saw them together in many social settings".
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In fact, Dianne Feinstein refused to give Senate Republicans - her colleagues - the full unredacted letter where accusations were first made back in July until today.
Blasey alleged that Kavanaugh and Judge assaulted her while at a house party in suburban Maryland during her high school years.
"When you talk about the U.S. Supreme Court you are effectively talking about nine kings who have a tremendous amount of power", Avenatti added.
The controversy over Kavanaugh is unfolding just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault.
Brett Kavanaugh must also be asked about this entry in his yearbook: "FFFFFFFourth of July". She said she has a "firm recollection of boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their "turn" with a girl inside the room".
She continues, "I likewise observed him be verbally abusive towards girls by making crude secual comments to them that were created to demean, humiliate and embarrass them".