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"The truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise", Kavanaugh said in an interview on Fox News Channel's "The Story with Martha MacCallum", to air on Monday evening. Senior Republican staffers also learned of the allegation last week, according to the magazine, and expressed concern about the impact this new allegation could have on Kavanaugh's nomination.

Kavanaugh's confirmation would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court and advance Trump's goal of moving the high court and the broader federal judiciary to the right.

Kavanaugh's first alleged victim, Christine Blasey Ford, is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

As he builds a case for his innocence, Kavanaugh plans to turn over to the committee calendars from the summer of 1982 that don't show a party consistent with Ford's description of the gathering in which she says he attacked her, The New York Times reported Sunday. Ramirez then spent six days assessing her memories and consulting with an attorney until she "felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party", The New Yorker reports.

"We need a fair, independent process that will gather all the facts, interview all the relevant witnesses, and ensure the Committee receives a full and impartial report", Feinstein wrote.

Kavanaugh said while there were high school parties with beer and he wasn't flawless, "I'm a good person". "Many years, many years after", Kavanaugh explained.

Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a letter Monday that he "will not be intimidated" into withdrawing, calling the allegations against him a smear campaign.

He spoke as Kavanaugh's nomination appeared in peril after The New Yorker published the account of a second woman who says he exposed himself to her while they were students at Yale.

The "scheduled" phone call Clune claims Republicans were a "no show" for was the one Clune had arranged with a Democrat representative.

The Montgomery County Sentinel in suburban Maryland today cited investigators speaking on background as confirming they're looking into another sexual assault allegation after an unnamed person came forward over the weekend.

"He is a fine man with an unblemished past, and these are highly unsubstantiated statements from people represented by lawyers", the president told reporters as he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly in NY. Kavanaugh, 53, is now a judge on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals.

The latest claims of impropriety during Kavanaugh´s youth came as he was already facing a dramatic hearing where his testimony was to be weighed against that of a university professor who has separately accused him of assault.

Even before the latest turns, the carefully negotiated hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee with Kavanaugh and Ford carried echoes of the Anita Hill hearings in 1991.

"This is not a criminal trial for which the involvement of an experienced sex crimes prosecutor would be appropriate", Bromwich said. Dozens were arrested in Senate office buildings.

Kavanaugh, 53, an appellate court judge, has denied the allegation and said he wanted to testify as soon as possible to clear his name.

The Kavanaugh controversy is unfolding just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault.

Republicans, who hold a paper-thin majority in the Senate, can ill afford defections if Kavanaugh is to be approved.

"This is what the so-called resistance has become", the senator said.