Senate probed new allegation of misconduct against Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nominee was asked about an anonymous accusation of physical assault.
by Kasie Hunt, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Heidi Przybyla and Frank Thorp V Sep.26.2018
….To make sure no stone was left unturned, the committee asked Judge Kavanaugh yesterday about this anonymous letter. Judge Kavanaugh flatly denied any such event ever happened.”
The anonymous complaint that was sent to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, claimed that Kavanaugh physically assaulted a woman he socialized with in the Washington, D.C., area in 1998 while he was inebriated.
The sender of the complaint described an evening involving her own daughter, Kavanaugh and several friends in 1998.
“When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol) they were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh, shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually.”
“There were at least four witnesses including my daughter.” The writer of the letter provided no names but said the alleged victim was still traumatized and had decided to remain anonymous herself.
A Democratic source said the minority wasn’t satisfied by the Republicans’ questions about the incident during the call, calling them cursory, and believed it should be investigated more deeply. But other Democrats downplayed its importance.
New allegations against Kavanaugh submitted to Senate committee
By Maeve Reston and Sara Sidner, CNN Wed September 26, 2018
(CNN) A third woman has presented the Senate Judiciary Committee with allegations of inappropriate behavior by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accusing him of sexually aggressive behavior at alcohol-fueled parties when he was in high school.
The new accuser, Julie Swetnick, was identified by her lawyer Michael Avenatti on Twitter Wednesday morning. In a sworn statement prepared by Avenatti and submitted to committee, Swetnick said that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were present at a party where she was drugged and “gang raped.”
Swetnick did not identify Kavanaugh or Judge as her attacker in that incident. She said in her statement that there are two witnesses who can attest to her account, but she has not identified them publicly….
Judge’s lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder, said in a statement, “Mr. Judge vehemently denies the allegations contained in the Swetnick affidavit.”
In an interview with Fox News on Monday, the Supreme Court nominee said that he never sexually assaulted anyone and was a virgin through high school and for “many years after.”
Swetnick, who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland, says she attended “well over ten” parties where Kavanaugh was present.
She says she witnessed Kavanaugh “drink excessively and engage in highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking “No” for an answer. “This conduct included the fondling and grabbing girls without their consent,” the sworn statement says.
In the sworn statement, she also alleges that Kavanaugh engaged “in abusive and physically aggressive behavior towards girls, including pressing girls against him without their consent, ‘grinding’ against girls and attempting to remove or shift girls’ clothing to expose private body parts.”
Swetnick says that in 1981 and 1982, she became aware of efforts by Judge, Kavanaugh and others to “spike the punch at house parties” so as to “cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘No.'”
She said at some parties boys lined up by a bedroom to assault incapacitated girls. Swetnick claims that the boys in the lineup included Kavanaugh and Judge, but does not say that they assaulted the girls, or the names of other witnesses who could corroborate it.