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Attorney fires back at Trump for mocking Ford during rally

03 October 2018, 03:42 | Max Haynes

"We request your patience as the FBI completes its investigation".

Trump made the remarks at a freewheeling rally that comes as the FBI investigates allegations that the embattled Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted female students while in high school and college. My whole life I've heard you're innocent until proven guilty, but now you're guilty until proven innocent.

Trump added that he felt that the cause would be "a rallying cry" for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. A newly released New Haven police report bolstered Ludington's account. Dudley and Cozzolino didn't immediately return messages on Tuesday. Kavanaugh told the Senate panel that he had gone through six background checks, "six separate FBI background investigations over 26 years".

"Democrats desperately attack Judge Kavanaugh for throwing ice during college".

The FBI team examining sexual misconduct claims against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have not yet interviewed his main accuser, her lawyers have said.

"There's no time and no place for remarks like that". She also told the Senate committee that Judge appeared nervous when she encountered him a few weeks later at the grocery story where he worked.

Speaking with reporters after the Democrats' luncheon, Schumer noted that "McConnell and I get along - he laughs at my jokes, and we're very proud we're doing the appropriations committees together, but sometimes he goes too far". The Kavanaugh hearing crystallized what has become a central divide in American politics.

"Hopefully, as Mitch said, they'll have a vote by the end of the week, and it'll be a positive vote". But he says anew that the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh this week.

McConnell said Democrats are intent simply on stopping Kavanaugh's nomination, no matter what it takes.

Mr Kavanaugh denies the claims. However, the source could not confirm the reason Kavanaugh would not be teaching at the school in 2019 beyond the statement sent out by school officials that he could "no longer commit to teaching his course".

Manchin declined, saying in a statement he will continue to listen to residents on the issue but will base his decision on facts.

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Ask any casual observer what the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation fight is about, and the answer will be the allegation that at a high school party 36 years ago, when Kavanaugh was 17, he drunkenly forced then-15-year-old Christine Ford onto a bed, tried to undress her and, when she tried to scream, covered her mouth with his hand. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.

The fight over Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime job on the top USA court comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault that has toppled a succession of powerful men.

The announcement was made in an email from administrators to law students on Monday. Sanders said on Twitter, pointing to a tweet from New York Times reporter Emily Bazelon in July disassociating herself from praise of Kavanaugh.

Brett Kavanaugh has been teaching a course at Harvard Law for about a decade, the school said.

The votes of the three Republicans and those of red-state Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota will largely determine whether Kavanaugh is confirmed. I hope the Federal Bureau of Investigation has over the next week to investigate... On Friday, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona broke with his fellow Republicans and said that although he supported moving Kavanaugh's nomination out of the committee, he called for the FBI to investigate credible allegations against Kavanaugh. Senate Republicans have privately expressed similar sentiments.

Prof Ford has testified that Mr Kavanaugh assaulted her as a teenager.

A one-time classmate of Mr Kavanaugh said he was a habitual heavy drinker, challenging the judge's Senate testimony to the contrary.

The latest Supreme Court session opened on Monday, with eight justices. Many Republican senators have said they view the accusations and subsequent questions as desperate delay tactics on the part of Democrats.

Donald Trump defended his pick but conceded that the appeals court judge has had a "bit of difficulty" with alcohol.

The president lavished praise on Kavanaugh at the rally, and the crowd responded with similar enthusiasm, breaking out into chants of, "We want Kavanaugh!"

Mitchell, whom GOP senators selected to handle the questioning in last week's hearing with Ford and Kavanaugh, is a registered Republican who is chief of the special victims division of the Maricopa County attorney's office in Phoenix. A third woman who has accused the judge of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, Julie Swetnick, was not on the initial list of witnesses to be interviewed.



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