Dabney Friedrich refutes mother's anonymous accusations against Kavanaugh sent to Senate

Dabney Friedrich refutes mother's anonymous accusations against Kavanaugh sent to Senate

Earlier during the dramatic hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ford said she didn't think she paid for the polygraph test herself and she does "not yet" know who did.

She said that during those years, she became aware of efforts by Kavanaugh and Judge to spike the punch at parties to "target particular girls", and get them drunk so they could be "gang raped" in a side room.

Kavanaugh, she added, proceeded to jump on top of her, and when she yelled for help, "Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from screaming".

Christine Blasey Ford's testimonyI thought Brett was going to accidently kill me. He had a hard time because he was very inebriated and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit under my clothing. I've been corresponding this week with a woman who went to nearby Walter Johnson High School and who socialized with Kavanaugh. She was "100%" sure of who attacked her, she said, and it was Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Ford, who holds a psychology PhD, effectively served as an expert witness on the psychological impact of her own assault, and provided a remedial education to the Senators on the committee in brain chemistry, memory formation, and trauma response. KTVU has not had a chance to speak with Swetnick or vet her claims, other than reading her declaration.

In his opening statement, he called the allegations against him, including from two other women who've gone public, "crazy stuff" and "all nonsense". I denied the allegation immediately, unequivocally, and categorically.

During the brief exchange, Grassley and Feinstein talked over one another. He will testify under oath later today.

The Judiciary panel's 11 Republicans - all men - let Rachel Mitchell, a Phoenix prosecutor, ask their questions.

Ford was only questioned by Democrats, while Republicans on the committee left the probing up to Mitchell.

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"A lot of us understand that feeling, and none of us wants to be in that situation, none of us want to have to relive it, and especially not in front of the entire country", says Georgetown law student Julia Mizutani, 25.

Facing criticism from some Democratic senators for including Mitchell in the hearing, Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told Sen.

Kavanaugh said he was not questioning that Ford may have been assaulted "by some person in some place at some time", but said he was "innocent of this charge".

Avenatti tweeted four pages of a declaration from Julie Swetnick of Washington, D.C., who said she holds four active clearances with the federal government, and who asked for privacy and no followup media interviews.

Thursday's hearing comes as two other named individuals have levied allegations against Kavanaugh.

The White House and some Senate Republicans have urged Kavanaugh to drop his calm, lawyerly demeanor, on display in the confirmation hearing and a Fox News interview this week, and flash some anger at the allegations he faces. That means that a handful of moderate Republican senators who have not announced whether or not they support Kavanaugh could determine his fate.

After first criticizing the committee for delaying a hearing on the accusation, Kavanaugh said he has never been accused of sexual misconduct until his Supreme Court nomination.