Trump court nominee's accuser says she feared being raped, killed

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But politics continued to drive the debate Wednesday, as Democrats repeated demands that the nomination be delayed for a fuller investigation, and President Donald Trump accused Democrats of playing "a awful con game". Avenatti also represents Stephanie Clifford, the adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with Trump before he was elected President.

Hill said she testified because she believed the integrity of the Supreme Court was at issue - and said it is once again as the Senate weighs Kavanaugh's confirmation. "I know all too painfully that being a person of faith does not stop men from being sexual predators".

He also criticized the committee's top-ranking Democrat, Feinstein, for failing to immediately share Ford's claim when she received Ford's letter detailing her allegation in July.

The previously unknown interviews could add a new layer to the evolving saga on the eve of a possible explosive hearing between Kavanaugh and Ford, though it's unknown whether the men's claims are being taken seriously. "Evidently, the Republicans don't want to hear from her", Avenatti added.

The almost 50 reporters squeezed into tables on the room's outer edges where they could furiously type her words into their laptops had also been reduced in numbers to fit into a space smaller than the one usually used for such blockbuster hearings.

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"This has everything to do with our country", Trump said.

US President Donald Trump has defended his Supreme Court nominee implicated in sexual misconduct by lashing out at his own accusers.

"When Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh and his original accuser Christine Blasey Ford deliver dueling testimony on Thursday, they will conjure drama of an intensity unusual even in the Trump administration".

She claims that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her over her clothes and attempted to take them off at a house party in 1982, when Kavanaugh was 17 and Ford was 15.

They include Senator Jeff Flake, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee. But in a guest lecture at the University of Utah Wednesday night, she said all victims of sexual abuse and harassment deserve to be treated as individuals.

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Republicans have also refused to subpoena Mark Judge, who Ford says was with Kavanaugh when the alleged assault took place. Describing the alleged assault, Ford also said she anxious that Kavanaugh might " accidentally " kill her.

"I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their "turn" with a girl inside the room", she said.

Kavanaugh, who this week with the White House launched a major counteroffensive to save his nomination, in a television interview with Fox News on Monday said he has never sexually assaulted anyone.

It also came as another woman stepped forward - the third to do so - with claims that Kavanaugh was involved in or present at drunken sexual assaults while they were in school.

Another woman came forward over the weekend, telling The New Yorker magazine that Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party when both were Yale freshmen.

"I likewise observed him be verbally abusive towards girls by making crude sexual comments to them that were created to demean, humiliate and embarrass them", she said.

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