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Kavanaugh's #MeToo accuser has come forward

Kavanaugh's #MeToo accuser has come forward

She added: "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing".

Kavanaugh, now 53 and a federal appeals judge in Washington, has denied the allegation. Neither Kavanaugh nor the White House offered the Post further comment.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. The New York Times reported Thursday that the letter was regarding "possible sexual misconduct" from when Kavanaugh was in high school.

Some Democrats had privately pressed Feinstein about it as rumors about its existence began to circulate. Dianne Feinstein of California said "nothing" for months.

"There's no plan to change the committee's consideration of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination", Hartmann said in a statement.

"It raises a lot of questions about Democrats' tactics and motives", said Taylor Foy, the spokesman.

Ford described to the Post her concern her identity would be revealed anyway as the story snow balled. Both Democratic and Republican senators questioned her handling of the allegation.

Feinstein called on the FBI to investigate Ford's story "before the Senate moves forward on this nominee". Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Cindy Hyde-Smith of MS and Deb Fischer of Nebraska. Neither senator is on the Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to vote on a recommendation for the lifetime appointment.

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Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old professor who teaches clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, described an incident that she alleges happened during a small house party in Montgomery County, Maryland, in the summer of 1982. It contains as much detail as could be expected of an incident that took place three and a half decades ago, and there is no doubt that she and Kavanaugh shared a broad social circle. Kavanaugh allegedly put a hand over the girl's mouth, held her down and attempted to force himself on her. Mr Kavanaugh and his friend were both drunk, she says. Kavanaugh, who attended an all-boys school, would have been 17. She broke away and ran from the room when Judge jumped on top of them.

The Post saw the therapist's contemporaneous notes, which dovetail with Ms. Ford 2018 account in some ways but not others.

In addition to contacting Feinstein in July, Ford also reached out to the Post.

Feinstein called a meeting on Wednesday at which she disclosed the contents of the letter to committee Democrats, but did not show the letter itself, according to a source familiar with the discussions.

The letter, which was sent to Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), was subsequently passed on to Feinstein, people familiar with the matter said. "The Committee has received letter after letter from those who've known judge Kavanaugh personally and professionally, including 65 women who've known him since high school, speaking to his impeccable character and respect for others, especially women".

I fully support Chief Justice Roberts' call for "a careful evaluation of whether [the federal judiciary's] standards of conduct and its procedures for investigating and correcting inappropriate behavior are adequate to ensure an exemplary workplace for every judge and every court employee".

"Even in the #MeToo era, it remains incredibly hard to report harassment, abuse or assault by people in power", she said.


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