Trump releases 'PROOF' Kavanaugh is innocent - letter says claims are 'NONSENSE'

The second allegation came from Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while he was in his freshman year at university.

Democratic questioners will include two senators widely seen as potential presidential candidates in 2020: Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey, who aggressively challenged Kavanaugh during the judge's earlier confirmation hearing. Asked how she was sure it was Kavanaugh, she replied, "The same way that I am sure that I am talking to you right now".

"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the uproarious laughter between the two, and them having fun at my expense", she said when asked about her most powerful memory of the incident.

"When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from yelling", she said. "I am an independent person", she said.

Watch live at 10 a.m.: Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Now, after more than a week of public and contentious negotiations between Ford's lawyers and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the judge and the professor accusing him are slated to testify.

"I strongly believe Judge Kavanaugh should withdraw from consideration", Schumer said in a statement. "Nowhere in any of these six Federal Bureau of Investigation reports. was there a whiff of any issue, any issue at all related to anyway inappropriate sexual behavior".

Blasey Ford said Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her in 1982, according to her testimony.

Regarding the new allegation, Grassley said, "we have had accusation after accusation after accusation".

Protesters with Women's March and others gather in front of the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 24, 2018.

He made the comments at a news conference in NY a day before Judge Brett Kavanaugh was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

She did not specifically claim Mr Kavanaugh took part or that he was aware of her rape, but said that he and other boys in his circle engaged in similar behaviour.

He said he viewed such accusations "differently" because he had "had a lot of false charges made against me". Thomas was ultimately confirmed by the Senate and still sits on the court.

Two men have also come forward saying they, not Kavanaugh, had the alleged sexual encounter with Ford. "They know it is a big fat con job", Trump said. He has denied all the allegations. Republicans control the Senate 51-49 and can lose only one vote.

Chicago-based data firm Uptake Technologies doesn't have any plans around the Kavanaugh hearings, or written policies about how employees should handle watching high-interest events on company time, said spokeswoman Megan Parker.

"I want to watch, I want to see", he said at a news conference in NY.