Ford has accused Kavanaugh, a conservative appeals court judge chosen by Trump for a lifetime job on the top USA court, of trying to attack her and remove her clothing while drunk in 1982 in a Maryland suburb outside Washington when they were students in different high schools.
Kavanaugh repeated that the allegation was "completely false".
"Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday".
Still, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said of Ford: "She should not be insulted".
The suit combines three requests that Democrats on the committee submitted in August to the National Archives, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Bush library for documents relating to the six years Kavanaugh spent at the Bush White House as senior associate counsel and staff secretary to the president.
Katz described Ford's recollection of the incident in stark terms, going as far as saying her client considered it an attempted rape. Mark Judge called Ford "absolutely nuts". Judge denied the allegations in an interview with The Weekly Standard, a conservative publication, after The New Yorker detailed them on Friday.
Nearly a quarter - 23% - didn't know whether the Senate should vote to confirm Kavanaugh, slightly fewer than "didn't know" about Thomas in July (pre-Hill accusations) - 31%.
Before the allegations against Kavanaugh became public, Blunt touted Kavanaugh's personal background in a speech on the Senate floor earlier this month and criticized Democratic efforts to slow his nomination.
The alleged incident happened the summer before Ford's junior year at a small party, Ford's lawyer, Lisa Banks, said in an interview with Morning Edition's Rachel Martin.
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You had five, six, seven, eight or nine judges. "I told the truth, and the whole truth, in my prior testimony", Kavanaugh said . Kavanaugh on Thursday defended the email as an assessment of his views on the Supreme Court's probable take on the matter.
All 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee wrote a letter to Grassley on Monday calling for a delay in Thursday's committee vote while the FBI fully investigates the allegations as part of its review of Kavanaugh's background.
"It seemed like a lot of times the staff was cooperating at times ... about judicial nominations", Kavanaugh said at his recent hearing.
The entire time, the media will cover the hearings, and the accuser, according to well-established norms - which is to say Ford will be treated like Anita Hill, not Juanita Broaddrick. This is very significant for a man of character and integrity to be spoken about so highly by women who maybe didn't vote for President Trump, who maybe don't call themselves Republicans, certainly, in fact, many who don't.
"She believes that but for his inebriation and his inability to take her clothes off, he would have raped her", Katz said.
On Sunday evening, a pair of outgoing Republican senators said outright that the Senate Judiciary Committee should not vote on Kavanaugh's nomination until they talk to his accuser. A senior official said Kavanaugh did not meet with Trump, who himself faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct that emerged during the 2016 presidential election. She also said that "Judge Kavanaugh should also testify as to these 36-year-old allegations".
Ford had retained the services of Debra Katz, a Washington-area attorney who specializes in sexual assault cases and who advised Ford to get a polygraph test, which she passed. Bob Corker of Tennessee, said the vote should be postponed until the committee heard from Ford. Later that day, the FBI announced it would not open an investigation.
Key senators thought to be crucial to Kavanaugh's confirmation vote also called for Ford and Kavanaugh to testify under oath before the Judiciary Committee. Sen.