Third accuser claims Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her

Two big jobs are on a knife edge in the United States.

A third woman is preparing to accuse US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, while Rod Rosenstein, who's overseeing the Russia investigation, will meet President Trump to find out his fate on Friday.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's job was on the line when he met with chief of staff John Kelly.

He's in trouble after reports he explored whether the Cabinet should vote to oust Trump, and that he also offered to wear a wiretap in the Oval Office.

He emerged with his job, for now, but meets with the President in three days. President Donald Trump says they want transparency and openness.

"I look forward to meeting with Rod at that time."

If Trump fires him, then Robert Mueller, the man Rosenstein hired to lead the Russia investigation, could also be swept away.

Lawyer Michael Avenatti says: "They're all gone, they're all gone - but there's a lingering stench, and we're going to get rid of that too."

It has all added to the swirling chaos in Washington, this was yet another protest today over this man's nomination for the Supreme Court.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of attempting to rape Dr Christine Blasey Ford when they were both teenagers.

A second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, says Kavanagh indecently exposed himself to her at a college party.

And now Michael Avenatti, the Attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, has weighed in, saying he has a client who'll go public to disclose how she was victimised.

"I'm confident that those facts and circumstances are going to be disqualifying for Brett Kavanaugh."

Trump is standing by his man.

"In my opinion, it's totally political, totally political."

With his wife Ashley at his side, Kavanaugh told Fox News he's not going anywhere and won't be intimidated into withdrawing.

"I've never sexually assaulted anyone. I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or many years thereafter."

Friday now looks like a day of huge consequence - even by Washington's recent standards - with that high stakes meeting between Mr Trump and Mr Rosenstein and testimony by Judge Kavanaugh and his principal accuser.