Kavanaugh's temperament, credibility emerge as flashpoints in Supreme Court fight

Kavanaugh's temperament, credibility emerge as flashpoints in Supreme Court fight

Kavanaugh's temperament, credibility emerge as flashpoints in Supreme Court fight

At the MS rally, where Trump was promoting the candidacy of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, Trump also turned his ire toward Julie Swetnick, who claims Kavanaugh took part in efforts at parties during high school to get girls intoxicated so that groups of boys could have sex with them.

"'What neighbourhood was it in?' I don't know".

"A lot is going to depend on what comes back from the FBI in terms of their additional - No. 7 - investigation", Trump said.

Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor, alleged in emotional Senate testimony that Kavanaugh pinned her down, attempted to remove her clothes and prevented her from screaming during a social gathering in the early 1980s.

The comments by Trump, who has privately boasted about getting away with sexual assault, electrified not just his supporters in the hall - who chanted "We want Kavanaugh!".

President Donald Trump, who earlier described Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accuser Dr. "The FBI needs to be allowed to pursue all reasonable investigatory steps from the credible allegations in front of the committee", he said. The Washington-based conservative group, among the staunchest advocates for Kavanaugh's confirmation, said Tuesday it would spend $400,000 on a new ad.

But Trump spent much of the rally lamenting the treatment of Kavanaugh by Democrats, whose attacks, he said, had taken their toll on the judge's family.

Rallies are being organized every day this week outside Collins' district office in Portland, Maine, said Amy Halsted, co-director of Maine's People's Alliance. "There have been a lot of people over the previous year that have lied to Congress, and to me that would not be acceptable". She argued that senators need more time to evaluate the FBI's findings. "'I don't remember, '" Trump said at the rally Tuesday in Southaven.

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The White House aides and allies said Tuesday that they remained optimistic Kavanaugh would be confirmed but frustrated with the delay on a vote. "This is not a man that said. he was flawless with respect to alcohol".

President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference on trade among the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Washington. "Obviously, there must have been an assault because the police were called and a report was filed", a spokesperson for UB40's Robin Campbell (Ali's brother) tells Billboard, "but this is a case of mistaken identity and has nothing to do with UB40".

Mark Judge spent decades mining his recollections and writing books and articles full of semi-confessional details about the suburban Maryland prep school he attended with future Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"You can not discount what he is saying and professing at age 53 when it flies in the face of being truthful", Schumer said. Trump has likewise denied the allegations made against him.

Even if the Federal Bureau of Investigation quickly wraps up, the Senate's procedural process would need to start up within the next couple of days for a final vote to come by the end of the week.

"It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of", Trump said.

Trump's electoral strategy has long revolved around the argument that men "are somehow victims or they're losing out to other people or they're unfairly persecuted in an age of political correctness", said Julian Zelizer, a political historian at Princeton University. "It doesn't necessarily have to be a woman", Trump said.

The senator said he is requesting the recordings because the committee has obtained a letter that "raises specific concerns" about the reliability of Ford's polygraph test. Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, told the AP Monday she had not yet been contacted by agents.

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