Donald Trump says his past accusers influence thinking on Brett Kavanaugh

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Michael Avenatti is causing plenty of headaches for US President Donald Trump.

Unsurprisingly, one of the many subjects that reporters asked Trump about was his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who now faces several accusations of sexual misconduct.

"I think that's a very very unsafe standard for our country", Trump said.

He said that he was looking forward to the accuser and Kavanaugh testifying during Thursday's Senate hearing.

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"If I thought he was guilty of something like this, yeah sure", he said.

He lamented that the last-minute onslaught of accusations from the radical left would discourage great people from accepting a nomination to the Supreme Court. "They respect what I've done", Trump said at the press conference. The president said it wouldn't "have mattered" to Democrats "if the Federal Bureau of Investigation came back with the cleanest score" if they had investigated the veracity of the claims of sexual assault and more against Kavanaugh.

Trump acknowledged: "This is a very big moment for our country" - but not because women feel empowered to speak out. That tweet - he questioned why Ford did not report the alleged assault at the time - drew a fiery response from women online, with many posting first-person stories about their experiences with the Twitter hashtag #WhyIDidntReport.

In July, Russia and China delayed a USA push for the council's sanctions committee to order a halt to refined petroleum exports to North Korea, asking for more detail on a US accusation that Pyongyang breached sanctions, diplomats said.

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China and Russian Federation also said they share with North and South Korea a desire to produce a document that would declare an end to the Korean War, which ended with an armistice and not a formal peace treaty. "And they know it's a big fat con-job. And I think people are gonna see that in the midterms". And he may have had a bad past, who knows, you know?

The allegations from the woman, identified as Julie Swetnick, come on the eve of a special session of the judiciary committee, in which both Kavanaugh and another accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will appear separately. But late last week Trump became convinced the allegations were a Democratic scheme to undermine his pick.

Trump allowed that he'd heard "a little rustle" as he began reciting USA economic gains under his watch, but he insisted: "They weren't laughing at me". I'm not saying they had to report it. Ford has claimed that Kavanaugh tried to remove her clothes and clamped a hand over her mouth at a party when both were in high school. And on Wednesday (Thursday NZT), a woman represented by Avenatti - who shot to fame as the attorney taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels - made another accusation of misconduct.

"Further increase of sanctions goes beyond cutting off financing of banned missile and nuclear programs, and is in fact a threat to North Korean citizens and would bring extreme socio-economic and humanitarian suffering", Lavrov said.

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