Kavanaugh questioned about, denies 2 additional accusations of assault

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by Congressional leadership staff Tuesday about two additional accusations of misconduct: a sexual assault and physical assault.

Both allegations were raised to members of Congress on the eve of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Thursday hearing to question Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford about her allegation that he sexually assaulted her when both were in high school in the 1980s.

One of the allegations, accusing Kavanaugh of assaulting a woman while drunk in 1998, was made in an anonymous letter. The other was made by a Rhode Island man who says an acquaintance of his was the victim of a sexual assault by Kavanaugh.

The accusations were relayed to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which questioned Kavanaugh. USA TODAY has not vetted these claims and it’s unclear if they were ever reported to law enforcement or investigated.

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