Deborah Ramirez, Kavanaugh’s former Yale classmate who accused him of drunkenly placing his penis in her face during college, was reportedly unsure if Kavanaugh was the perpetrator shortly before she came forward. No other eyewitnesses have corroborated her account.
Maryland woman Julie Swetnick accused Kavanaugh of being present while girls, including herself, were drugged and gang-raped. No other eyewitnesses have confirmed Swetnick’s account.
Swetnick has previously been sued for sexual harassment and an ex-boyfriend of hers once filed a restraining order against her. Swetnick is represented by Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels who is weighing running for president as a Democrat in 2020.
Republican Senate leaders agreed to give the FBI up to a week to probe Ford and Ramirez’s claims as part of an expanded background investigation into Kavanaugh, but some congressional Democrats are already saying that the investigation doesn’t go far enough.
The House of Representatives “would have to” investigate Kavanaugh for perjury if he is confirmed without the Senate opening a new investigation for that purpose, Democratic New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler on Sunday told ABC’s, George Stephanopoulos.