With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo

Trump BLASTS Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault claims as 'CON' and praises 'brilliant' judge

Asked about the sexual assault allegations facing his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, Trump said he empathized with the judge as he, too, has faced similar complaints.

The Judiciary Committee plans to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of a sexual assault while in high school. So far the White House and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have declined to ask for the FBI to investigate the decades-old allegations against Kavanaugh. "Again the president's been clear: let them speak but let's also let Brett Kavanaugh speak and let's let him tell his side of the story before we allow allegations to determine his entire future".

Trump has been simmering with frustration over what one senior White House official dubbed the "molasses-like" pace of Kavanaugh's confirmation in the Senate, where the president has also long blamed Republican leaders with slow-walking his border wall and other key agenda items.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, said that fellow members on the Senate Judiciary Committee are being "shut out" from getting any information from any other witnesses and accusers of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the committee plans to move ahead with the confirmation process to send Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. "They know it's a big fat con job".

On the eve of a potentially make or break moment for his Supreme Court nominee, President Donald Trump held a press conference to talk about his favorite subject: Himself.

He said that he was looking forward to the accuser and Kavanaugh testifying during Thursday's Senate hearing. He told one associate in recent days that he believed the media was always inclined to give credence to an accuser's lies - as happened with his own accusers during the 2016 campaign, according to a Republican close to the White House who was not authorised to publicly discuss private conversations.

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CNN's Jim Acosta did his best to turn the briefing into a women's rights discussion, by asking why Trump wasn't taking questions from female reporters (Acosta was the fourth man in a row Trump called up).

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted Tuesday morning that there is a third woman who may come forward in the next 36 hours with allegations that Kavanaugh assaulted her. "They respect what I've done", Trump said at the press conference. "Just so you understand".

"I never sexual assaulted anyone", he said. "He may have had a bad past, who knows, you know?"

President Donald Trump will be traveling back to the White House from NY during the opening hours of the hearing, which could keep him from watching live coverage of the full proceedings.

Stressing that, unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, he favored the people of Iran against their government, Trump then boasted that he has brought them unprecedented misery. "I know friends that have had false charges". "We are standing up for America and the American people, and we are also standing up for the world".

This took place, by the way, in a back-and-forth with a reporter who used to work for the New York Times, but now works for PBS News.

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