Despite the New Yorker also raising concerns about Ramirez's claims - the magazine reported that she "was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty" - one of the piece's writers, Ronan Farrow, told ABC on Monday that there are "several people in this story who back Ms. Ramirez".
Deborah Ramirez described the alleged incident after being contacted by The New Yorker magazine. About Ramirez's claim, which allegedly took place at Yale, Kavanaugh twice said it would have been the "talk of campus" if it had actually happened.
"The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so", the judge said in a statement.
Kavanaugh, 53, an appellate court judge, has denied Ford's allegation and said he wanted to testify as soon as possible to clear his name. Fox News is famously Trump's favorite news channel, a bond formalized in the summer with the appointment of the former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as deputy White House chief of staff.
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with Mr Trump, claimed to represent a woman with information about high school-era parties attended by Mr Kavanaugh and urged the Senate to investigate.
The judiciary committee that needs to approve Kavanaugh's confirmation has a narrow 11-10 Republican majority, but Sen.
In an attempt to reassure Republican senators and the party's voters that Kavanaugh remains the best choice for the nation's high court, the White House and the GOP are taking the extraordinary step of greenlighting an offensive attack starring the nominee himself.
A week ago, Ford told The Washington Post that at a high school house party in the early 1980s, a drunk Kavanaugh forced her into a bedroom where he pinned her on a bed, tried removing her clothes and muffled her mouth to prevent screams before she escaped.
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But the lawyers say the Republican-controlled Senate panel hasn't said who will be asking questions of Ford and Kavanaugh. On Saturday, vice-president Mike Pence described Mr Kavanaugh as "a man of integrity with impeccable credentials".
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President Donald Trump on Monday described the allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh as "totally political" and said he stood by his Supreme Court nominee.
Brett Kavanaugh, the embattled United States supreme court nominee who is fighting to defend himself against mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, has gone on the media offensive, insisting in a TV interview that "I have never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise". Kavanaugh denies the accusation.
Ford said in a letter to Grassley she's willing to meet with senators one-on-one in addition to Thursday's testimony. Graham said he's "not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh's life over this".
"We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we would have seen or heard about it-and we did not", the statement read.
"I know there's pent up demand for women to get their day, women who have been sexually harassed and sexually assaulted, and I personally am very aggrieved for all of them", Conway said Monday during an appearance on "CBS This Morning". She is scheduled to testify in an open hearing on September 27.
"As with any witness who comes before the Senate, the Senate Judiciary Committee can not hand over its constitutional duties to attorneys for outside witnesses", Mike Davis, Grassley's top nominations counsel, wrote in an email exchange with Ford's lawyers obtained by The Associated Press.
The committee's top Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein, has called on Grassley to postpone Thursday's hearing in order to investigate Ramirez's accusations.
Ramirez says she grew increasingly intoxicated as the game wore on, and that eventually one of the young men exposed himself to her. "I know my lifelong record, and I'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process", Kavanaugh maintains.
Both Ford and Ramirez want the FBI to investigate.