Julie Swetnick's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, says he "fully vetted" her and that prior court cases don't alter the credibility of her claims about the Supreme Court nominee.
The mounting allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, demand a thorough FBI investigation, not a rush to judgment.
Julie Swetnick alleges that the nominee "engage[d] in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s."
The Senate Judiciary Committee votes Friday; GOP leaders lay plans that may keep the Senate in session over the weekend, with a final roll call soon after.
The issue of who will question Christine Blasey Ford during the hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee remains unresolved.
The terms of Christine Blasey Ford's appearance are unknown, and it is not clear whether the Republican-run Senate Judiciary Committee will agree to more talks with her legal team.
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, in a late-night tweet, lifts the deadline the panel had imposed on the Kavanaugh accuser.
Christine Blasey Ford, now a professor at Palo Alto University, alleges that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her in high school, a charge he denies.
The Supreme Court nominee can expect to spend most of the day sparring with Democratic senators over abortion, guns, executive power and other high-profile issues.
After weeks of outcry and calls for Senate Democrats to “grow a spine” and filibuster Donald Trump’s right-wing Supreme Court nominee, Democrats, including New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (pictured), appear to be listening.