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Kavanaugh has denied any sexual misconduct then or in college at Yale, though more women alleging sexual misconduct have come forward.

And Julie Swetnick released an affidavit Wednesday, through attorney Michael Avenatti, in which she claimed Kavanaugh and Judge were present at a high school party when she was drugged and "gang raped".

Christine Blasey Ford are set to testify Thursday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, after days of negotiations with the committee to set a date and time.

Appearing to offer support for the deputy attorney general, Trump said Rosenstein told him that he did not discuss invoking the 25th Amendment a year ago while offering to wear a wire to gather evidence of the president's erratic behavior following the abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. Kavanaugh was also apparently "grounded" during this period of time.

Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations so far. Kavanaugh said he doesn't know Swetnick and "this never happened".

Beth Wilkinson, who is Kavanaugh's attorney, is interested in seeing the therapy sessions notes, which she says are important to corroborate claims made by Ford. Allegations of sexual assault must be taken seriously.

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a member of the Judiciary Committee and like Collins a potential swing vote, said Wednesday on the Senate floor that members of Congress need to put politics aside in favor of humanity.

She claimed Kavanaugh and a friend, Mark Judge, assaulted her while both "stumbling drunk".

"When I look at what's happened to the reputation of a great gentleman - a great intellect, a brilliant man, somebody that has a chance to be one of our great Supreme Court justices in history - intellectually, I think it's a shame", Trump said.

"I've had a lot of false charges made against me", he said.

The 51-year-old teaches at Palo Alto University, south of San Francisco, in a consortium with Standford University - and is now widely known as the first of several women to come forward with sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump's pick for the nation's top court. This was what terrified me the most, and has had the most lasting impact on my life. The network reports that Senate Judiciary Committee investigators placed a call to Kavanaugh about the accusations on September 25 and he denied the encounter.

On September 12, less than a week after Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings wrapped up in Washington, Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced she had forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation "information from an individual concerning the nomination". Kavanaugh responds. Each can talk for as long as he or she wants, according to Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. I am not questioning that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place at some time.

"I also sent a message to The Washington Post's confidential tip line".

He tweeted Wednesday evening: 'Do [sic] everyone who is going insane about what I had said I have recanted because I have made a mistake and apologize for such mistake'. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the committee, confirmed to HuffPost on Wednesday.

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