"I have spoken with my chief of detectives, and neither of us have any knowledge of anyone coming forward to us to report any allegations involving Judge Kavanaugh", police Chief J. Thomas Manger told the Washington Examiner in an email. Then, like now, another Republican president had selected a Supreme Court nominee, now-Justice Clarence Thomas, facing accusations of sexual harassment.
The paper also claims Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates to ask if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain it was Kavanaugh.
The New Yorker got in touch with several other students who confirmed they had heard this story-and that Kavanaugh was the perpetrator-but none who could confirm that he was actually present at the party, which sounds awfully familiar: Everyone supposedly present at the party where Ford was allegedly assaulted has similarly denied Kavanaugh was there.
The statement from attorneys Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich came after a call Sunday with staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"These are smears, pure and simple".
Kavanaugh said in a statement, "This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen".
White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec told Fox News: "This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man".
Kavanaugh steadfastly denies the allegations. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the committee, to immediately postpone confirmation proceedings until the FBI could investigate.
David Young, and Gov. Kim Reynolds, rallied the almost 700 Christians in the crowd behind Kavanaugh, the Des Moines Register reported, as Iowa's senior senator, Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley, negotiates the conditions of a public hearing this Thursday with the nominee's accuser, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford. The first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is expected to do so on Thursday. As she said point blank: "'I don't want to ruin anyone's life'". He said they appear "more interested in a political takedown" than a bipartisan process.
The president spoke a day after a second allegation emerged against Kavanaugh, a development that further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.
And refuted a new accusation in The New Yorker this weekend that he exposed himself to a classmate at Yale University, also in the 1980s.
How that could backfire for Republicans: What if Ramirez and her lawyer find more people to corroborate her story?
"George, I would say that that is extremely typical of these stories", said Farrow. Personally speaking, I have known Brett Kavanaugh since high school and I know him to be a person of great integrity, a great friend, and I have never witnessed any improper conduct by Brett Kavanaugh towards women.
Beyond his ascension into the highest court in the U.S., questions have come up about Kavanaugh's current employment.