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ALLEGATION WAS NOT INVESTIGATED. NOW SOME DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING NOW SOME DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING FOR HIM TO BE IMPEACHED. FOR HIM TO BE IMPEACHED. KELLY O’DONNELL HAS MORE. KELLY O’DONNELL HAS MORE.>>Reporter: TONIGHT A DIVISIVE>>Reporter: TONIGHT A DIVISIVE POLITICAL FIRE REIGNITED AROUND POLITICAL FIRE REIGNITED AROUND SUPREME COURT JUSTICE BRETT SUPREME COURT JUSTICE BRETT KAVANAUGH SURROUNDING KAVANAUGH SURROUNDING ALLEGATIONS THAT HE DENIES A ALLEGATIONS THAT HE DENIES A DRUNKING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN DRUNKING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN THE ’80s. THE ’80s.>>I NEVER SEXUALLY ASSAULTED>>I NEVER SEXUALLY ASSAULTED ANYONE, NOT IN HIGH SCHOOL, NOT ANYONE, NOT IN HIGH SCHOOL, NOT IN COLLEGE, NOT EVER. IN COLLEGE, NOT EVER. SEXUAL ASSAULT IS HORRIFIC. SEXUAL ASSAULT IS HORRIFIC.>>Reporter: A NEW BOOK OUT>>Reporter: A NEW BOOK OUT TUESDAY EXAMINES PAST TUESDAY EXAMINES PAST ACCUSATIONS AGAINST KAVANAUGH, ACCUSATIONS AGAINST KAVANAUGH, DESCRIBING WITNESSES WHO SAY DESCRIBING WITNESSES WHO SAY THEY WERE NOT INTERVIEWED BY THE THEY WERE NOT INTERVIEWED BY THE FBI BEFORE KAVANAUGH’S SENATE FBI BEFORE KAVANAUGH’S SENATE CONFIRMATION. CONFIRMATION. NBC NEWS REPORTED ON CLAIMS MADE NBC NEWS REPORTED ON CLAIMS MADE BY DEBORAH RAMIREZ THAT BY DEBORAH RAMIREZ THAT KAVANAUGH EXPOSED HIMSELF. KAVANAUGH EXPOSED HIMSELF. THE AUTHORS SAY IN AN EXCLUSIVE THE AUTHORS SAY IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW TO AIR IN THE THIRD INTERVIEW TO AIR IN THE THIRD HOUR OF THE “TODAY” SHOW HOUR OF THE “TODAY” SHOW TOMORROW THAT THEY GOT FURGER TOMORROW THAT THEY GOT FURGER KWAUBERATION. KWAUBERATION.>>WE HAVE SEVEN SOURCES>>WE HAVE SEVEN SOURCES INCLUDING TWO CLASSMATES FROM INCLUDING TWO CLASSMATES FROM RAMIREZ AND KAVANAUGH’S YEAR AT RAMIREZ AND KAVANAUGH’S YEAR AT YALE WHO REMEMBERED HEARING YALE WHO REMEMBERED HEARING ABOUT THE EVENT. ABOUT THE EVENT.>>Reporter: AND A SEPARATE>>Reporter: AND A SEPARATE ALLEGATION MADE PUBLIC. ALLEGATION MADE PUBLIC. NBC NEWS CONFIRMS THE INSTANCE NBC NEWS CONFIRMS THE INSTANCE OF KAVANAUGH EXPOSING HIMSELF IN OF KAVANAUGH EXPOSING HIMSELF IN COLLEGE WHICH THE FBI DID NOT COLLEGE WHICH THE FBI DID NOT INVESTIGATE. INVESTIGATE. TODAY 2020 DEMOCRATS CALL FOR TODAY 2020 DEMOCRATS CALL FOR KAVANAUGH’S REMOVAL WITH KAVANAUGH’S REMOVAL WITH MULTIPLE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES MULTIPLE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES CALLING FOR KAVANAUGH’S CALLING FOR KAVANAUGH’S IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT.>>IMPEACHMENT IS SOMETHING YOU>>IMPEACHMENT IS SOMETHING YOU CAN LOOK AT, BUT YOU’VE GOT TO CAN LOOK AT, BUT YOU’VE GOT TO GET THE DOCUMENTS TO BE ABLE TO GET THE DOCUMENTS TO BE ABLE TO PROVE THE CASE. PROVE THE CASE.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP INVOKED JUSTICE KAVANAUGH AT INVOKED JUSTICE KAVANAUGH AT BOTH RALLIES AND TODAY DELIVERED BOTH RALLIES AND TODAY DELIVERED A FIERCE DEFENSE ON TWITTER, A FIERCE DEFENSE ON TWITTER, PROTECT KAVANAUGH. PROTECT KAVANAUGH. BRETT KAVANAUGH SHOULD START BRETT KAVANAUGH SHOULD START SUING PEOPLE FOR LIABLE. SUING PEOPLE FOR LIABLE. WHEN DOES IT STOP. WHEN DOES IT STOP. KELLY IS WITH US NOW. KELLY IS WITH US NOW. THAT ADDITIONAL ALLEGATION, WAS THAT ADDITIONAL ALLEGATION, WAS THAT PREVIOUSLY KNOWN TO SOME THAT PREVIOUSLY KNOWN TO SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS? MEMBERS OF CONGRESS?>>Reporter: IT’S OUR>>Reporter: IT’S OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT AT LEAST A UNDERSTANDING THAT AT LEAST A COUPLE OF MEMBERS OF THE COUPLE OF MEMBERS OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHICH WAS JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHICH WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONFIRMATION RESPONSIBLE FOR CONFIRMATION WERE AWARE OF THIS ALLEGATION WERE AWARE OF THIS ALLEGATION LAST YEAR AHEAD OF CONFIRMATION. LAST YEAR AHEAD OF CONFIRMATION. AND IT IS NOW JUST BECOMING AND IT IS NOW JUST BECOMING PUBLIC SO WE ALL KNOW ABOUT IT, PUBLIC SO WE ALL KNOW ABOUT IT, BUT THEY HAD SOME KNOWLEDGE BUT THEY HAD SOME KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IT THEN. ABOUT IT THEN. THE WOMAN INVOLVED HAS NOT COME THE WOMAN INVOLVED HAS NOT COME FORWARD. FORWARD. WE ALSO REACHED OUT TODAY TO WE ALSO REACHED OUT TODAY TO JUSTICE KAVANAUGH THROUGH THE JUSTICE KAVANAUGH THROUGH THE COURT. COURT. HE DECLINED TO COMMENT. HE DECLINED TO COMMENT. AND TODAY MITCH McCONNELL AND TODAY MITCH McCONNELL TWEETED THAT HE EXPECTS TO SEE TWEETED THAT HE EXPECTS TO SEE KAVANAUGH’S SERVICE ON THE COURT

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