Brett Kavanaugh Denies ‘Twilight Zone’ Allegations from Avenatti's Client Julie Swetnick

Brett Kavanaugh Denies ‘Twilight Zone’ Allegations from Avenatti's Client Julie Swetnick

Brett Kavanaugh Denies ‘Twilight Zone’ Allegations from Avenatti's Client Julie Swetnick

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Swetnick, a resident of Washington, D.C., said she was a graduate of Gaithersburg High School in Maryland. She now holds clearances for her work with the Treasury Department, U.S. Mint and the IRS.

Kavanaugh is denying the new allegations, saying they're from the "Twilight Zone".

According to a document Avenatti posted on Twitter, the woman alleges she witnessed Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s".

Attorney Michael Avenatti lashed out at the two - and President Donald Trump - for refusing to believe the allegations of gang rape by his client, Julie Swetnick. On Twitter, Trump himself described Democrats' efforts to scupper Kavanaugh's nomination as a "con job" created to ruin a good man. Trump also blasted Avenatti personally on Twitter, calling him a "third rate lawyer" who makes "false accusations" and is "looking for attention". "He is just looking for attention and doesn't want people to look at his past record and relationships - a total low-life!" Rasor said that Judge seemed to regard it as fully consensual. "He is asking for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court where he will have the opportunity to rule on matters that will impact Americans for decades", they wrote in a Wednesday statement. "It's not a high school thing, it's a character flaw". The centrist Republican from ME did not, however, address how the new claims would affect her vote.

One the chamber's most watched Republicans, retiring Sen. The subcommittee would have authority to subpoena witnesses, documents, and emails related to Kavanaugh.

"But those of us on the committee have to be prepared for the possibility, indeed the likelihood, that there will be no definitive answers to the very large questions before us", he said on the Senate floor.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a senior Republican on the committee, said the panel will investigate Swetnick's claims but that he thought they sounded suspicious.

The calendar, which has been shared with the Judiciary Committee, includes several weeks that summer, which were blocked out for trips to the beach and sports camps.

Swetnick says that Kavanaugh's claim that he did not have sexual intercourse until many years after high school is "absolutely false and a lie".

Swetnick says that she has active clearances at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint and the Internal Revenue Service. Committee investigators specifically asked Judge Kavanaugh about all pending accusations, in specificity. If he will not, at the very least, the hearing and vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations.

Rep. Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, plans to open an investigation into the background of Brett Kavanaugh if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court, Johnson told The Intercept.

The 10 Democrats on the committee, meanwhile, urged Trump to withdraw Kavanaugh's's nomination - something he showed no sign of doing - while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accused Democrats of dragging Kavanaugh and his family "right through the mud". He included emails he exchanged with Grassley's staff earlier this week.

A Grassley spokesman later reiterated the hearing will go on as scheduled. And Graham's reaction, immediately doubting her and criticizing her from coming forward, is exactly why so many women never tell their stories.

Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied all of the allegations against him. Ms. Swetnick says she continued attending these drunken, depraved parties-her idea of a good time, apparently-but she "avoided the punch". She describes him as a "mean drunk". Swetnick further claims that in 1981 and 1982, she learned that Kavanaugh, his friend Judge, and others allegedly spiked "the drinks of girls at house parties I attended with grain alcohol and/or drugs so as to cause girls to lose inhibitions and their ability to say 'No.'" At these parties, Swetnick says "it was usually a girl that was especially vulnerable because she was alone at the party or shy" whose drinks got spiked. "This conduct included the fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent".

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