Published: Wed, September 26, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Trump calls allegations against his court nominee a 'con game'

Trump calls allegations against his court nominee a 'con game'

Before news broke of the sexual misconduct allegations, Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination process was expected to take about three months, from Justice Anthony Kennedy's resignation in late June to a full Senate vote on the current nominee expected in late September.

Democrats are demanding a delay in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing set for Thursday where Kavanaugh and another accuser are scheduled to testify.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

But she added that by appearing on Fox News, a favorite of conservatives, Kavanaugh "is making his appeal on what many perceive as a highly partisan platform".

If Republicans do not have a judge confirmed before the midterm elections, there also is the chance that Democrats could gain a majority in the Senate.

"It's just a game to them, but it's a very risky game for our country", Trump said in a bilateral meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez. But he added, "What I know is I've never sexually assaulted anyone", a remarkable assertion for a nominee to the nation's highest court.

"The other people who were alleged to be present have said they do not remember any such party". As we got to know one another, I discovered that Debbie was very anxious about fitting in.

"I was not at the party described", Mr Kavanaugh said.

"They're good at one thing, it's obstruction, and resisting and con", he said.

The president showed no initial sign of wanting to walk away from Kavanaugh and expressed frustration that the confirmation process has not moved more quickly.

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Psychologist Kristen Dudley testified on Monday that Cosby showed signs of a mental disorder and was likely to reoffend. The judge said that even considering Cosby's age and blindness, "he could quite possibly be a danger to the community".

Republicans on the Judiciary Committee do not expect, however, to be able to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation until Friday at the absolute earliest.

The lawyer representing Christine Blasey Ford has sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley expressing concern over the Republican's hiring of an "experienced sex crimes prosecutor" for Thursday's hearing.

Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations" drive him from his quest to win Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court.

CBS4)- The second woman to come forward and accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct lives in Boulder. He spoke out a day after a former Yale University classmate said he once exposed himself to her at a party.

US President Donald Trump has made a decision to stand behind his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh strongly denied that claim as a "smear".

"The second accuser doesn't even know, she thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not - she admits she was drunk", the President told reporters.

"This shameful smear campaign has hit a new low", McConnell said, recalling that Democrats had promised to stop a generational rightward shift on the Supreme Court by "any means" available.

Russell Wheeler, an expert on the judicial selection process at the Brookings Institution, said he is unaware of a similar media interview by a Supreme Court nominee in the past 100 years.

Trump called Kavanaugh "just a wonderful human being" and suggested that Democrats were skeptical of Ramirez, saying, "They don't believe it themselves". "They have also refused to invite other witnesses who are essential for a fair hearing that arrives at the truth about the sexual assault".

Although Dr Ford does not remember the time, date or location of the party she claims she was assaulted at, Mr Kavanaugh says he was not at the party she had described.

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