Brett Kavanaugh: Donald Trump doubts sex assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee

Adjust Comment Print

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) listens during a markup hearing September 13 before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Feinstein has demanded that the confirmation vote be postponed until the FBI investigates claims of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you", the Republican president told a news conference.

"Honestly, I feel terribly for him", Trump said of Kavanaugh, "for his wife, who is an incredible, lovely woman, and for his attractive, young daughters". Thomas denied Hill's account and was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

"Were planning on a hearing Monday".

Lisa Banks: "Any talk of a hearing on Monday, frankly, is premature, because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago".

Officials have said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not looking into the matter.

More news: Anita Hill blasts Senate panel amid Kavanaugh allegations

Last week, the US President's candidate said he "categorically and unequivocally" denies the allegations. "However Christine's vivid recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true". "The invitation for Monday (Sept. 24) still stands". "And he wanted to be Attorney General, and I didn't see it", he said. "They've delayed a major hearing", Trump said.

Kavanaugh, 53, was at the White House on Tuesday for a second straight day, but again did not meet with Trump. McConnell knows that, even with one of the most favorable Senate maps any party ever has enjoyed, the antics of President Donald Trump have helped put the GOP's narrow, two-vote margin in jeopardy.

Ford alleged, first in a letter, then in an article to The Washington Post on Sunday, that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her at a party in high school.

Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, told MSNBC on Tuesday that the White House should request an FBI investigation of the sexual-assault accusation and any refusal to do so by Republicans amounts to rushing to confirm him. The Kavanaugh confirmation has been unfolding for nearly three months, he's been a well-known figure in Washington for two decades, and this allegation has been in the headlines for a week now.

"This is a completely false allegation". She says she escaped when Judge jumped on the bed. Her calculations changed after the news of her letter broke broke earlier this week, and ultimately, she said, she came forward out of concerns that reporters would soon identify her and a sense of public duty. "If she doesn't show up, that would be unfortunate", he added.

Democrats have pushed back on the hearing.

More news: Texas school board votes to delete Hillary from history curriculum

"The Committee should have the completed report before any hearing occurs and we ask that you take immediate steps to make sure that we have the FBI's report before we proceed", the senators wrote.

"It's impossible to take this process seriously", Feinstein said.

"Dr. Blasey Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton".

Also, in terms of differences, Professor Hill had quite a lot of corroborating evidence, in terms of witnesses to whom she had spoken about what was happening in the office with Clarence Thomas. "Only then should the chairman set a hearing date", Feinstein said in a news release. She's faced death threats, according to her attorneys, and her family has been forced to move out of their home.

Trump has repeatedly said that he is open to delaying the confirmation process, but has continued to praise Kavanaugh as an "outstanding" person and to accuse Democrats of playing politics with his nomination. Other Republicans are suggesting that Ford will have only this one opportunity to testify. "She deserves to be treated with respect and fairness by the Senate".

However, Republicans have rejected the possibility of involvement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

More news: Where you can get free food on ‘National Cheeseburger Day’

"The responsibility falls to us", Hatch tweeted.