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Kavanaugh and Deborah Ramirez allegations: What you need to know
The New Yorker published new allegations against Supreme court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh by his Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez. Here’s what you need to know.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has rejected a claim, published by The New York, the top Republican, had learned of the latest allegation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh days in advance of the journal story on Sunday.
In the piece, co-bylined by Pulitzer prize-winning Ronan Farrow, and Jane Mayer, The New Yorker reported that “[expressed]senior Republican staff … learned of the allegation last week and is in talks with The New Yorker, concerned about the potential impact on the Kavanaugh nomination.”
The piece did not explicitly state that the Republican employees were employed by the Senate offices. However, Farrow and Mayer suggested as much: “Soon, Senate Republicans issued re-calls, to vote to accelerate the timing of the Committee.”
But in a statement Sunday night, Grassley, R-Iowa, flatly, the implication is denied that Senate Republicans had previously noted the allegations of the former Kavanaugh classmate Debbie Ramirez.
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“The Committee is a majority of employees, the allegations of Deborah Ramirez learned about the judge Kavanaugh from this evening, the New York report,” Grassley said in the statement.
He pointed to the article reported that the “branches of at least four democratic U.S. senators have received information about the allegation, and at least two have started to investigate you.”
“Neither they nor their legal representatives have contacted the chairman’s office,” Grassley continuted. “The article reported that the democratic staff were aware of these allegations, but they never informed Republican employees.”
In the story, Ramirez claimed Kavanaugh, sat down next to her while she was drunk newcomer a drinking game in the 1983-84 academic year at Yale University, when Kavanaugh was a.
They also claimed that they accidentally touched Kavanaugh ‘ s penis, when you pushed him away and said the incident left her “embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated.”
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Kavanaugh has denied the allegations and called them part of an organized smear campaign. He will appear on Fox News at 7 P. m. EST, together with his wife, Ashley, about the claims.
The New York report noted that the magazine had confirmed that Kavanaugh was at the party in question. An anonymous male classmate said, he continued, it was said that Kavanaugh had to Ramirez during the following days.
Ramirez confessed to the magazine that she is not fully the alleged incident to remember, because they had been drinking at the time. The magazine also reported that Ramirez spent six days “to evaluate carefully their memories, and consultation with your lawyer,” before the full version of your story.
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Kavanaugh’s confirmation, was roiled last week amid sexual assault allegations by Christine Blasey Ford, California professor, said Kavanaugh, violently threw her on a bed and covered her mouth at a house party in the 1980s.
Ford has told The Washington Post that there is a total of “four guys at the party”, where the alleged episode occurred, and that two — Kavanaugh and his friend Mark judge — in the room during your attack. You said that your therapist has made an error by indicating that you had told him, in 2012, involved all four of the boys, in their attack.
Guys that allegedly contain Kavanaugh, judge, and other classmate, Patrick Smyth — all of whom have since the Senate Judiciary Committee denied, under the penalty of crime, knowledge of the respective party in question, as well as the misconduct on the part of Kavanaugh.
However, a wife Leland Ingham Keyser, a former classmate of Ford’s at the Holton-Arms all girls school in Maryland, has since then, been Ford as the fourth witness at the party. In a dramatic turn of events, Keyser, who describe never, not, Kavanaugh say as a “young” on Saturday night, you know, or remember the party with him.
In a full-throated defense Kavanaugh in the Senate on Monday, Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., slammed Democrats for leaking Ford s accusation to the media, after sitting on it for more than six weeks, he had said, and at risk their desired anonymity.
McConnell also noted that “literally every person, Kavanaugh denied supposed to have been there” during the alleged assaults, the episodes occuredat all.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.