Judiciary Talks With 2 Men Who Think They Assaulted Ford, Not Kavanaugh, Report Says

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The Senate Judiciary Committee reportedly met with two men this week who think that they assaulted Christine Blasey Ford in 1982, not Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Politico congressional reporter Burgess Everett reported the summary from the Judiciary Committee, which stated: "Committee staff have a second interview with a man who believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Dr. Ford in the summer of 1982 that is the basis of her allegation. He described his recollection of their interaction in some detail."

A second Politico reporter, Elana Schor, added that the Judiciary also had a phone interview with a second man who also believed that he may have assaulted Ford in the summer of 1982.

The news comes after reports surfaced late on Wednesday about Julie Swetnick, the woman represented by hyper-partisan lawyer Michael Avenatti, who claims that she witnessed Kavanaugh participate in gang-rapes.

Swetnick sued her previous employer for sexual harassment using a law firm run by Debra Katz, the lawyer for Ford. A separate report further raised questions about her credibility after it was revealed that her ex-boyfriend had filed a restraining order against her and insisted that she's "not credible at all" and that he has evidence to demonstrate that her claims are false.

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