Trump says his past accusers influence thinking on Kavanaugh

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Third accuser says Kavanaugh had role in sexual assaults

The senator added that he had to provide a three-day notice for a committee vote on Kavanaugh.

Hill took great pains not to speculate on Kavanaugh specifically, but she did acknowledge that "someone who comes into the court should not have a cloud over himself and over the court". "I am terrified", she adds. "My responsibility is to tell you the truth". Judge was a high school classmate of Kavanaugh. "Over the years, I told very, very few friends that this had happened".

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday's hearing will go forward, centering on a claim by California college professor Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh held her down and tried to take her clothes off when they were in high school.

But after more allegations emerged, some Republican senators have admitted that much is riding on his performance. "But I have never done that to her or to anyone". Trump said. "Because I've had a lot of false charges against me".

Two additional women have come forward with accusations against Kavanaugh, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick.

Mr Kavanaugh and Ms Ford were the only witnesses invited to give evidence before the panel of 11 Republicans - all men - and 10 Democrats.

The high-stakes hearing could determine Kavanaugh's chances of securing the lifetime post on the country's top court.

Swetnick's statement was released by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, who has claimed to have had a sexual encounter with Donald Trump.

The first woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago provided detailed and emotional testimony Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying she thought Kavanaugh was "going to accidently kill me" during the alleged ordeal.

And others suggested that Grassley's comments during the hearing displayed him in a negative light and helped Ford's case.

The anonymous constituent said his friend was assaulted "by two heavily inebriated men she referred to at the time as Brett and Mark", according to the committee.

Democrats on the 21-member committee praised Blasey Ford's courage in coming forward while a sex crimes prosecutor hired by the Republican side sought to gently poke holes in her story with questions about dates. He has said, "I've never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise".

Brett Kavanaugh's fate may well be determined in the next 8 hours, after the showdown in the Senate Judiciary Committee between the Supreme Court nominee and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Meanwhile, Kavanaugh's lawyer's sent the committee five pages from his 1982 calendar on Tuesday, which they reportedly intend to use to prove he was not in attendance at the party where Ford alleged that he assaulted her. "Nor did we ever observe Brett engaging in any conduct resembling that described in Ms. Swetnick's declaration", the letter says, calling her accusations "nonsense". She said in her statement that there are two witnesses who can attest to her account, but she has not identified them publicly.

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