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2 men tell Senate Judiciary Committee they assaulted Ford, not Kavanaugh

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Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, a federal
appeals court judge, appears before the Senate Judiciary
Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018,
to begin his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony
Kennedy.


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  • The Senate Judiciary says that staff spoke to two men
    who say they had “the encounter” with Christine Blasey Ford
    that led to sexual assault allegations against Brett
    Kavanaugh.
  • The committee did not say how seriously
    it is taking the claims, or if any follow-up actions
    will be taken. The men are not identified.
  • While Ford is not the only woman to accuse Kavanaugh of
    sexual misconduct, she is the only one scheduled to testify
    publicly. The hearing is due to take place on
    Thursday.

Senate Judiciary Committee staff spoke separately to two men who
believe that they, and not Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh,
had “the encounter” with Christine Blasey Ford that is the basis
of her accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

The information
was released by the committee on Wednesday night
, but the
committee did not name the men or state if it felt their
information was credible or would conduct a follow-up
investigation.

The committee said that staff interviewed “a man who
believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Dr. Ford
in 1982 that is the basis of his complaint” on September
24.

The man described the interaction in “some detail,”
according to the committee. They interviewed him again the next
day.

He then produced two written statements about his
recollection of the incident.

The committee also spoke to another by phone “with another
man who believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter with
Dr. Ford in 1982 that is the basis of her allegation.”

“He explained his recollection of the details of the
encounter,” the committee said.

The information was released as part of
a day-by-day view of the committee’s investigative work over
the last two weeks since allegations surfaced targeting
Kavanaugh. 

Ford accuses Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed,
groping her, and putting his hands over her mouth when she
resisted at a high school party in the
1980s. 
Kavanaugh has
repeatedly denied the accusation
 and Ford has
stood by her allegations.

While Ford was the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh and is the
only one scheduled to publicly testify, more women have come
forward with allegations against the Supreme Court
nominee. 


Deborah Ramirez 
claimed that Kavanaugh exposed himself
to her in the 1980s and Julie
Swetnick
says that Kavanaugh was present at parties where
teenage girls were plied with drugs and alcohol so that they
could be “gang raped” at high school house parties.

Ford is due to testify in front of the
Senate 
Judiciary Committee on
Thursday,
 while the panel’s vote on
Kavanaugh’s confirmation is set
for Friday.

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