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Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez is interviewed by FBI

Deborah Ramirez, who was the second woman to come forward with allegations against Kavanaugh from their time at Yale University, spoke to FBI agents on Sunday

FBI agents have interviewed one of the women who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as part of their investigation into the US Supreme Court nominee. 

Deborah Ramirez, who was the second woman to come forward with allegations against Kavanaugh from their time at Yale University, spoke to investigators on Sunday. 

In her interview with agents, Ramirez detailed her allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s. 

A person familiar with the matter who couldn’t discuss the confidential investigation publicly said Ramirez also provided the agents with names of others who she said could corroborate her account.

Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh exposed his penis to her during a drunken party at a Yale University dormitory when they were undergraduates. 

Her attorney John Clune said on Saturday that agents had made contact with her after President Donald Trump ordered the FBI to reopen Kavanaugh’s background investigation after several women accused him of sexual misconduct.

‘We can confirm the FBI has reached out to interview Ms. Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation,’ Clune said in a tweet. 

In her interview with agents, Ramirez detailed her allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s

In her interview with agents, Ramirez detailed her allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s

Her attorney John Clune said on Saturday that agents had made contact with her after President Donald Trump ordered the FBI to reopen Kavanaugh's background investigation

Her attorney John Clune said on Saturday that agents had made contact with her after President Donald Trump ordered the FBI to reopen Kavanaugh’s background investigation

‘Out of respect for the integrity of the process, we will have no further comment at this time.’ 

The announcement by Ramirez’s lawyer indicates that the FBI probe of Kavanaugh will look beyond separate allegations of attempted rape leveled against the conservative federal appeals court judge by Dr Christine Blasey Ford at a dramatic Senate hearing this week.

Trump bowed to pressure from moderate Senate Republicans and ordered the FBI investigation after Thursday’s Senate hearing, during which Ford, a California university professor, detailed her claims that Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party in 1982 when the two were still high school teenagers. 

Kavanaugh has denied both Ford’s and Ramirez’s allegations. 

It comes as a former Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh’s said he was ‘deeply troubled’ by what he described as a blatant mischaracterization by Kavanaugh of his drinking at Yale.

Trump ordered the FBI investigation after Thursday's Senate hearing, during which Dr Christine Blasey Ford detailed her claims that Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party in 1982

Trump ordered the FBI investigation after Thursday’s Senate hearing, during which Dr Christine Blasey Ford detailed her claims that Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party in 1982

Charles ‘Chad’ Ludington now teaches at North Carolina State University. He said in a statement released Sunday that he was a friend of Kavanaugh’s at Yale and sometimes drank with him.

Ludington described Kavanaugh as ‘a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker.’ He said that on many occasions he heard Kavanaugh slur his words and saw him stagger from alcohol consumption, and was often belligerent and aggressive when drunk.

Ludington said he plans to speak to the FBI. 

On Saturday, NBC News reported that the White House had constrained the FBI investigation by limiting its parameters. Trump denied that story, tweeting that ‘Actually, I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion.’

White House spokesman Raj Shah said the Senate had set the ‘scope and duration’ of the FBI probe, which is supposed to be wrapped up in a week. ‘The White House is letting the FBI agents do what they are trained to do,’ Shah said. 

Michael Avenatti, the attorney for a third Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick, said in an email to Reuters that his client has not been contacted by investigators.

 

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