Follow live updates from Ford's testimony here. "And I think until that investigation gets done, they should put off voting on this". "Now, it's possible I'll hear that and say, "Hey, I'm changing my mind", Trump said.
Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, has since told United States media that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party in the 1980s.
She criticised Republicans who have rejected Democratic demands to slow Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation process and let the FBI investigate all the allegations, saying: "What I don't understand is the rush to judgment". Kavanaugh's confirmation could solidify a conservative majority on the court for a generation.
Supreme Court nominee has a fifth accuser, this time from 1985 when he was 20 years old.
"No, and we're dealing with an anonymous letter about an anonymous person and an anonymous friend", Kavanaugh said, according to the transcript. "I know it's hard".
Julie Swetnick said in a document released by lawyer Michael Avenatti that she was at multiple parties with Kavanaugh where "disoriented" girls were drugged and then raped by a "train" of men, while Deborah Ramirez said in an interview with The New Yorker that the judge exposed his genitals at a party. GOP prosecutor Rachel Mitchell pressed Ford on just who paid for the polygraph exam, to which her lawyers, who are reprsenting Ford pro-bono, said that they had footed the bill. "Senate Republican leaders are aiming to hold a full Senate floor vote on the nomination by early next week, with the hopes that he would be confirmed and sworn in as a justice soon after the high court's new term opens on Monday".
The woman also made other accusations in her statement.
One Ford supporter, who declined to give his name, said he's been friends with Ford for eight years and came to the hearing to be "a friendly face outside of the chaos".
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Shortly after Swetnick's allegations became public, Kavanaugh released a statement in which he denied the latest charges against him. "This is what traumatized me the most and had the most lasting impact on my life".
Mr Grassley said it was up to the Senate to assess the credibility of Mr Kavanaugh and Dr Ford. Committee investigators specifically asked Judge Kavanaugh about all pending accusations, in specificity.
Swetnick, who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland, says she attended "well over ten" parties where Kavanaugh was present.
Kavanaugh and his chief accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her in high school, are both expected to testify Thursday.
Regarding the new allegation, Grassley said, "we have had accusation after accusation after accusation".
The president was asked about whether he might be persuaded to withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination.
The committee also released a two-page prepared statement from Kavanaugh for Thursday's hearing in which he "categorically and unequivocably" denies Ford's allegation.