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Judge Brett Kavanaugh has said he will "not be intimidated into withdrawing" his nomination for the US Supreme Court after allegations of sexual misconduct. And she doesn't know if it was him, but it might've been him. The second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a Yale University dormitory party when both were students. "I know Brett. I've known him for 17 years", she said.

US President Donald Trump has cast doubt on a woman who accuses his Supreme Court nominee of misconduct as she was intoxicated and "messed up". On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham admitted that he planned to vote for Kavanaugh regardless of what Ford said in her testimony. "A woman who was present, another woman who was present who was Dr. Ford's lifelong friend has said she doesn't know me and never remembers being at a party with me at any time in her life".

Trump blasted Democrats and accused them of "playing a con game" in order to derail Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"The truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise", Kavanaugh said in an interview with Fox News with his wife sitting by his side, according to an excerpt released Monday afternoon. "The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so".

The first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, and Kavanaugh will respond to her allegations as well.

Previously Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh and another book had shut her in a room and tried to tear at her clothes.

Murkowski's remarks, made Monday night, were published shortly after she publicly suggested the FBI should investigate the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has denied both allegations.

"These are smears, pure and simple", Kavanaugh said.

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His confirmation by the Republican-controlled Senate had seemed all but assured until allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced almost two weeks ago.

Ford's attorney Michael Bromwich sent a letter to the committee's Republican chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, on Monday in which he objected to a plan by the panel's Republicans to hire an "experienced sex crimes prosecutor" to conduct the questioning at Thursday's hearing.

"Certainly we would be open to that and that process could take place on Thursday".

"He is a fine man with an unblemished past and these are highly unsubstantiated statements from people represented by lawyers", Trump said in comments broadcast on CNN.

Like Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing him of assaulting her when they were teenagers, Ramirez wants the FBI to investigate the incident, and Democratic lawmakers are backing their demands.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising a confirmation vote will come soon and the president is showing full public support. "I'm just being honest", said Senator Lindsey Graham.

It would only take a single Republican going against Kavanaugh for the nomination not to be confirmed. "I think it's disgusting that they have exploited these individuals", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told Fox News on Tuesday.

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