The White House is said to be in shock over the recent claims of sexual misconduct made by Brett Kavanugh’s latest accuser.
Vanity Fair special correspondent and MSNBC contributor, Gabriel Sherman, took to Twitter to reveal the White House was reeling after the latest allegations against Supreme Court nominee.
White House shocked by Avenatti claims. Privately aides involved in nomination saying “this could be end of the line” for Kavanugh, per outside adviser briefed on discussions.
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) September 26, 2018
After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee this Thursday, Hill Reporter shared that Attorney Michael Avenatti had appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show with claims that there was a third victim.
On his Twitter account, Avenatti added his client had worked for the State Dept, the U.S. Mint, and the Department of Justice. “The GOP and others better be very careful in trying to suggest that she is not credible,” he wrote.
Warning: My client re Kavanaugh has previously done work within the State Dept, U.S. Mint, & DOJ. She has been granted multiple security clearances in the past including Public Trust & Secret. The GOP and others better be very careful in trying to suggest that she is not credible
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 24, 2018
The identity of the third woman was later revealed as Julie Swetnick. Swetnick did not accuse Kavanaugh of assaulting her, however, she alleged that he and his friend, Mark Judge, were present at a party where she allegedly had her drink spiked and was gang-raped by a group of boys. Her sworn statement reads, in part:
“In approximately 1982, I became a victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes, where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present. Shortly after the incident, I shared what transpired with at least two other people. During the incident, I was incapacitated, without my consent, and unable to fight off the boys raping me. I believe I was drugged using Qualudes or something similar placed in what I was drinking.”
Kavanaugh, without naming any of the alleged victims, has denied the allegations in a statement released by the Associated Press on Wednesday. “This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone. I don’t know who this is and this never happened,” he said.
Donald Trump took to Twitter to attack Michael Avenatti, calling him a third-rate lawyer.
Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He is just looking for attention and doesn’t want people to look at his past record and relationships – a total low-life!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2018