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Third Woman Accuses US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

Ford's attorney Debra Katz said her client considers the alleged incident to be an "attempted rape".

Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party more than three decades ago, took the polygraph test on August 7 in a conference room at a hotel near Baltimore/Washington International airport.

In the sworn affidavit, Swetnick claimed she met Kavanaugh in "approximately 1980-1981" and attended several house parties for which Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were also present.

"Democrats' search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist", Trump added. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor who came forward against him and said he sexually assaulted her in high school testified on Thursday, and described the alleged attack.

"And two of my daughters have told me stories that I had never heard before about things that happened to them in high school and hadn't told their parents", he added.

"I want to watch, I want to see, "Mr Trump said at a news conference in NY on Wednesday, adding that he was "open to changing my mind".

At times, Kavanaugh's frustrations boiled over.

Enter Graham, who said that if Democrats truly wanted an FBI investigation, they could have spoken up when Democratic Sen. But after the end of the hearing Thursday, Trump tweeted, "Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him". She said she watched the testimony during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings 27 years ago.

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As she spoke, supporters, staffers and at least one senator, Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar, could be seen wiping away tears.

Asked his thoughts on Kavanaugh's testimony, Leahy responded: "I found it well rehearsed". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., led the way with a scorching denunciation of Democrats for raising the allegations against Kavanaugh in the final days of the confirmation process. The GOP special counsel Rachel Mitchell, a Phoenix sex crimes prosecutor, who Republicans had hired to avoid the optics of their all-male line up questioning Ford, left Republicans disappointed.

"I'm used to being collegial", Blasey Ford said.

Speaking on Wednesday with Shannon Bream on "Fox News @ Night", Hanafin said that when he administered the polygraph exam, it consisted of just two questions: "Is any part of your statement false?" and "Did you make up any part of your statement?"

Heitkamp is running for re-election this year in a state where Trump is popular, and she is under pressure over her vote on Kavanaugh.

While Republicans want to move forward, they are mindful of the fallout if they do not take the accusations seriously. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, is typically considered a risk, along with Alaska Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., outlining her sexual assault allegations. If approved, it would go to the full Senate, where Republicans hold a slim 51-49 edge.

The meeting of four key senators occurred less than hour after Kavanaugh finished his testimony before the Judiciary Committee, where he forcefully and passionately maintained his innocence and defiantly challenged Democratic senators who grilled him on multiple allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Sen.

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