JULIE SWETNICK: In photo released by Michael Avenatti.

Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels in her actions against Donald Trump, has released a sworn statement from a woman he identifies as Julie Swetnick of Washington that says she witnessed Brett Kavanaugh drunk and assaulting women at house parties in the early 1980s.

Avenatti, who’d said for several days he had additional information, wants the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear from his client. He says Kavanaugh should not be confirmed without a full investigation.

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Swetnick’s statement implicates Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge in attempting to ply women with alcohol and drugs to take advantage of them sexually.

No one has yet had an opportunity to delve further into Swetnick and her statement. And early reports of the Avenatti release don’t yet have a response from the Senate Judiciary Committee or Kavanaugh. But he has previously denied ever acting inappropriately with any woman.

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Avenatti attached his correspondence to the Senate committee and the declaration to a Tweet this morning.

This won’t go away quickly. CBS has a full statement posted now in more readable form. She says, among others, that Kavanaugh and Judge were present when she was gang raped.

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In a prepared statement issued earlier for tomorrow, Kavanaugh says allegations against him are “grotesque and obvious character assassinations.”

From Twitter:

“Mr. Judge vehemently denies Ms. Swetnick’s allegations,” his lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder, tells @stephemcneal

From Talking Points Memo:


Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh dismissed a new allegation of misconduct against him on Wednesday, saying: “This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone. I don’t know who this is and this never happened.”