Trump accuses Dems of playing ‘con game’ with Kavanaugh nomination delays, investigations

Dozens of angry protesters were arrested at the Capitol Hill offices of multiple senators as opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grew

President Donald Trump, fighting to shore up his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in a divided U.S. Senate, on Tuesday called sexual misconduct allegations against the judge "a con game being played by the Democrats". Ford is set to testify publicly at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about the allegations and Kavanaugh is expected to testify afterward in response to the same panel.

Trump, himself accused during the 2016 presidential race of sexual misconduct with numerous women, twice offered words of support for Kavanaugh while in NY to attend the U.N. General Assembly.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accused the Democrats of having "no boundaries" when it comes to opposing Trump, who on Monday reaffirmed his support for Kavanaugh. A woman who was present, another woman who was present who was Dr. Ford's lifelong friend has said she doesn't know me and never remembers being at a party with me at any time in her life.

Ms. Kesyer is not only a woman and a Democrat, she is a lifelong friend of Ford's, and this female, lifelong friend of Ford's not only can not remember ever attending this house party, she also says she never met Kavanaugh, and does not know him. "He's a high-quality person, he's a great intellect", Trump said in remarks to reporters at the United Nations.

"The truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise", Kavanaugh said.

"I never had any sexual or physical activity with Dr Ford", Kavanaugh said, adding, "What I know is the truth. I have faith in God and I have faith in the fairness of the American people".

"Ms. Ramirez is ready to swear to the Federal Bureau of Investigation under penalty of perjury", he said.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is one of a handful of Senate Republicans undecided on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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

McConnell also reiterated that none of the allegations against Kavanaugh - including the claims published Sunday in The New Yorker and last week by The Washington Post - had any first-hand corroboration.

Yet GOP senators acknowledge the hearing Thursday with Kavanaugh and Ford is a do-or-die moment.

The Supreme Court nominee made it clear - as has the White House - that they're not backing down.

CBS4)- The second woman to come forward and accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct lives in Boulder.

Kavanaugh and his Republican allies have framed the allegations as part of a "smear campaign" by Democrats who have opposed his nomination from the beginning.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Hardiman was reportedly Trump's runner-up for the spot taken by Justice Neil Gorsuch. The "Stop Kavanaugh" Denver protesters say they believe Boulder woman's claim regarding alleged sexual abuse by the Supreme Court nominee.

Ramirez told The New Yorker magazine that at a party both attended as Yale freshmen in the 1980s, a drunken Kavanaugh placed his penis in front of her and caused her to involuntarily touch it. Kavanaugh denies her allegation.



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