U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hired attorney Beth Wilkinson to represent him in an upcoming hearing regarding allegations of sexual assault ahead of Thursday’s nomination proceeding.
Kavanaugh hired award winning lawyer Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz to represent him according to multiple sources, CNN reported Monday.
Wilkinson has been lead counsel in over 50 jury trials and litigated scores of significant cases for the Army. She also played a major role in prosecuting the Oklahoma City bombers, according to her website.
She was named in 2015 as Litigator of the Year in addition to winning a number of other awards. (RELATED: Journalist Connects Illegal Immigrant Abortion Case To Accusations Against Kavanaugh)
News of Wilkinson’s hiring comes after allegations that Kavanaugh tried to force himself on fellow high schooler Christine Blasey Ford when they were both minors. Ford now alleges that she “thought he might inadvertently kill me,” according to The Washington Post. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
The allegations were first reported by The New Yorker Sept. 14. The woman’s name was reported on Sept. 16. Reports also indicate that multiple media outlets possessed this information as early as July, but did not release the information until California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to the FBI about the allegations Sept. 13.
Both Kavanaugh and the White House reject all allegations of misconduct. “This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone,” Kavanaugh said in a Monday statement. “Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday.”
Kavanaugh is set to speak with the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday evening about the sexual assault allegations.
NEW: Brett Kavanaugh will speak at 5:30pm to judiciary committee staffers with new questions about allegations of sexual misconduct, per a source familiar with the confirmation process.
none of the democratic members of the committee plan to participate, per statement
— Peter Doocy (@pdoocy) September 17, 2018
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