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Attorney: Second Kavanaugh accuser not going to cooperate with ‘political theater’

The attorney for the second woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct on Thursday said that his client would speak with the FBI immediately about her claims, but ruled out partaking in a Senate Judiciary Committee review of her claims.

“The Senate Judiciary Committee is not suited to do this kind of investigation, and she’s not going to cooperate with this kind of political theater,” attorney John Clune said on CNN’s “New Day.”

{mosads}Clune, who is representing Deborah Ramirez, disputed that Judiciary Committee investigators are able to conduct a “real sexual assault investigation” to determine what took place.

“If there’s another way, we’d be happy to discuss that with the Senate Judiciary Committee, but the fact that they won’t even have a phone call with us gets in the way from having any kind of meaningful conversation,” he said.

Ramirez has alleged that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a college party in the 1980s then thrust his genitals in her face.

Clune had said previously on Wednesday that Ramirez was willing to testify before the Senate committee about her allegations.

Kavanaugh has denied the claims, as well as claims from two other women who have accused him of varying degrees of sexual misconduct.

In a Fox News interview earlier this week, Kavanaugh said he has never sexually assaulted anyone.

Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to come forward, claimed that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her during a high school party in the 1980s.

She and Kavanaugh are set to testify on Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Republicans on the committee have hired Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona sex crimes prosecutor, to question Ford during the hearing.

Clune said Thursday that bringing Mitchell into the process does not give it any more validity. 

“This is not a real investigation into a sexual assault case, and (Ramirez) is not going to engage in that kind of process,” Clune said.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has said the committee’s investigators will look into any claims of sexual assault brought to their attention.

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