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Senate Judiciary Committee to ask Kavanaugh about third accuser

Name plates are seen as the Senate Judiciary Committee's room on Capitol Hill during preparations one day before the hearing with Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to ask Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about Julie Swetnick, the third woman accusing him of sexual misconduct, according to correspondence obtained by Politico.

Why it matters: All eyes are on Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh's hearing on Thursday. And while the White House continues to support Kavanaugh, several Republicans said Wednesday that they want to study the affidavit released Wednesday by Swetnick's attorney, Michael Avenatti, before commenting on how it might affect Kavanaugh's nomination.