People Have Signed Sworn Declarations Corroborating Christine Blasey Ford's Claims of Assault

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Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who also represents a porn actress who is suing Mr Trump, provided her sworn declaration to the Judiciary Committee.

Michael Avenatti has released an explosive declaration from his client Julie Swetnick, who said she was "gang" raped at a party where Brett Kavanaugh was present.

Swetnick said she witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh, his friend Mark Judge and others "to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be "gang raped" in a side room or bedroom by a "train" of numerous boys".

A third woman stepped forward Wednesday to accuse Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti as she speaks outside federal court, in NY.

In his tweet, Avenatti says he sent Swetnick's testimony to chief counsel for nominations on the judiciary committee, Mike Davis, on Monday and has still not heard back.

The poll, which was conducted by NPR, Newshour and Marist and released Wednesday, found that 32 percent of Americans believed Christine Blasey Ford's claim that she was sexually assaulted decades ago. Asked about the decision to have a veteran Arizona prosecutor to handle the questioning, Trump said that Senate Republicans "could not be nicer" and "could not be more respectful".

Kavanaugh, who will also testify on Thursday, has emphatically denied the allegations by Ford and a second woman who said he engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior with her at Yale.

The vote will come as three women have accused Kavanaugh of varying degrees of sexual misconduct.

Kavanaugh's lawyers admit that the calendar pages do not necessarily disprove the allegation, but are meant to "provide no corroboration for [Ford's] account of a small gathering at a house where he allegedly pinned her to a bed and tried to remove her clothing", as The New York Times has reported.

Kavanaugh and Ford are scheduled to appear separately at Thursday's hearing and field questions from Republicans and Democrats.

It's unclear if the calendars will affect the opinions of senators on the Judiciary Committee about Christine Blasey Ford's allegation. "If he will not, at the very least, the hearing and the vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations".

Speaking to reporters in Washington, Merkley acknowledged that he does not know of any precedent where a court blocked the Senate from voting, but added that he doesn't recall a time where the White House had so "profoundly interfered" on a Supreme Court nominee's documents.

"The Republicans could not be nicer, could not be more respectful to the process". Her allegations are mainly about what she claims she saw Kavanaugh participating in, and how he treated other women. She did not say who may have drugged her.

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