Julie Swetnick comes forward as Michael Avenatti's client accusing Kavanaugh

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Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, has made shocking claims that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and other men would ply women with alcohol or drugs at house parties and then gang rape them. There's quite a bit more about Kavanaugh's drinking and attitude toward women in this affidavit than in specific allegations as to his actions in support of the gang-rape conspiracy.

This allegation is coming at the last minute (they'll ignore the fact that Avenatti has been trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee to meet with her since Sunday).

She said she "witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to "target" particular girls so they could be taken advantage of; it was usually a girl that was especially vulnerable because she was alone at the party or shy".

Kavanaugh has denied the accusations of Blasey Ford and another woman, Deborah Ramirez, whose allegations of sexual misconduct were reported earlier this week by The New Yorker. I often witnessed Brett Kavanaugh speak in a demeaning manner about girls in general as well as specific girls by name. She said Kavanaugh and his friend Judge were both "present" where she was attacked, though she did not describe the extent of their involvement. She also says she has a "firm recollection' of seeing Brett waiting his "turn' to have sex with an disoriented girl".

Republicans have been hoping to win confirmation for Kavanaugh by early next week. On top of that, Swetnick makes this sound like a regular feature of Georgetown Prep social events, which might surprise the dozens of men and women who knew Kavanaugh from that period and have already attested to his good character.

In an interview Monday night with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, Avenatti said his client would publicly come forward in the next 48 hours. But Murkowski, asked about an FBI investigation, said, "It would sure clear up all the questions, wouldn't it?"

The controversy over Kavanaugh is unfolding just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault. Find another arch-conservative Supreme Court nominee. Ramirez claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party.