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Kavanaugh provides personal calendar from 1982 to Senate panel

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee his personal calendar from the summer of 1982, the time period when Christine Blasey Ford said he sexually assaulted her at a high school party.

The calendar, which covers May through August and was released by the panel Wednesday, includes entries for sporting events, college interviews, visits to the beach, exams, times he was grounded and at least four parties. Some calendar entries are illegible. 

The calendar is likely to be cited by Republicans during Thursday’s hearing, when Kavanaugh and Ford are slated to testify, as evidence that Ford’s account of the alleged incident does not match Kavanaugh’s record of events from that summer.

{mosads}The New Yorker reported Sunday that Senate Democrats were investigating a second allegation brought forth by Deborah Ramirez, who claims that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party while the two were college students at Yale University.

Several Democrats have called for an FBI investigation into the two allegations.

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her suit against President Trump, announced Sunday that he’s representing a woman with “credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh.”

He tweeted Tuesday that he expects his client will go public “within the next 36 hours.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has nonetheless expressed optimism that Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

“We’re going to be moving forward,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday. “I’m confident we’re going to win, confident that he’ll be confirmed in the very near future.”

Trump, who initially adopted a reserved tone when discussing the allegations, has come out swinging against the accusations in recent days.

“The Democrats are playing a high level CON GAME in their vicious effort to destroy a fine person. It is called the politics of destruction. Behind the scene the Dems are laughing. Pray for Brett Kavanaugh and his family!” he tweeted early on Wednesday.

Updated at 10:19 a.m.

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