Who are U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accusers?

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Republicans should have pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination through the Senate two weeks ago

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg voiced support for the #MeToo movement on Wednesday in a striking statement on the eve of a high-stakes U.S. Senate hearing into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Donald Trump's nominee to the court, Brett Kavanaugh.

Lawyer Michael Avenatti provided a statement from his client to the committee.

Shortly after Ford made the claims, she stated that "there is zero chance that I would confuse [Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge]".

The committee has said it is investigating all claims made in the Kavanaugh saga, attempting to "make sure no stone was left unturned".

"I was accused by four or five women who got paid a lot of money to make up stories about me", Trump said.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation - as well as another by Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party in college.

Dr. Ford submitted to the polygraph in early August, answering two very general questions about a sexual assault she believes happened in the early 1980s when she and Kavanaugh were in their teens.

The White House issued an emphatic denial by Kavanaugh responding to Swetnick's allegation.

"This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone", he said in a statement.

"I can always be convinced", Mr Trump said yesterday.

Kavanaugh has said he categorically denies ever sexually assaulting anyone.

Julie Swetnick said she saw Kavanaugh engage in sexually abusive behavior as a teenager and claimed she had been gang-raped at a party he attended in the early 1980s.

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He also asked that her privacy and the privacy of her family be respected.

She said at some parties boys lined up by a bedroom to assault incapacitated girls.

At least 20 seats were reserved for the supporters, who included Ford's teenage best friend Sandra Gichner and another close pal, Samantha Semerad, who attended the Holton-Arms School with Ford for six years.

"Swetnick said she had witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh to "'target' particular girls so they could be taken advantage of".

"And he's been treated very unfairly by the Democrats", Trump said Wednesday.

Ford and Kavanaugh will appear separately before the 21-member Senate panel, comprised of 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats.

Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegations by Swetnick, 55, who has worked extensively for the federal government including for the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service. We have a transcribed interview.

Kavanaugh is scheduled to testify after Blasey Ford.

Kavanaugh is a "man of honor, integrity, and compassion", the letter says.

"I likewise observed him be verbally abusive towards girls by making crude sexual comments to them that were created to demean, humiliate and embarrass them", she said.

Trump defended Kavanaugh, now a federal appeals court judge, at a NY news conference, but the president's comments injected another note of uncertainty into Kavanaugh's already troubled bid for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court.

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