Trump cites George Washington’s slaveholding past in defense of Brett Kavanaugh

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Former Hillary Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon gave a revealing interview to The New York Times Wednesday, outlining activists' plan to scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's nomination and keep the Supreme Court seat vacant - and "out of Trump's hands" - until 2020.

It has led the President to believe that he must personally take charge of defending his embattled nominee ahead of Thursday's critical appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

More than a dozen women came forward during the 2016 presidential campaign, claiming they were assaulted, groped or kissed without consent by Trump.

But the president also vigorously defended Kavanaugh, who's now been directly accused by three women of sexual misconduct - in all three cases the judge has denied the allegations.

The allegations are a "big, fat con job", Trump said.

Still, Trump sought to emphasize his foreign policy victories during the news conference. "And I think people are gonna see that in the midterms". "Elton John said, "When you hit that last tune and it's good, don't go back".

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Trump said Wednesday that Rosenstein denied making remarks attributed to him in a New York Times report, including that Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump previous year.

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.

When asked if his own experience being accused of sexual assault has shaped his viewpoint about the Kavanaugh accusations, Trump cut the reporter off before she could finish her question.

And: "Look, if we brought George Washington here and we said, 'We have George Washington, ' the Democrats would vote against him".

Trump then pledged to find time to watch Thursday's hearing, which will feature both Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford.

Despite his resounding support of Kavanaugh, President Trump said it is possible he could withdraw the nomination based on what he hears when both sides testify - setting the stage for what he calls a pivotal moment in United States history.

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At the end of the almost 90-minute gathering, the president was asked what kind of message he was sending to the young men of America with his comments about the sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Six one-on-one meetings and two major addresses have not proved ample distraction for the President, who has railed against Democrats for orchestrating what he's deemed a politically motivated farce. Avenatti also represents the porn actress Stormy Daniels who claims she had an affair with Trump, which the President has denied.

He said he can't disclose what evidence he has, but that it will come out.

"It does impact my opinion", Trump said.

A third woman made allegations against Kavanaugh on Wednesday. "I'm a very famous person, unfortunately".

In a freewheeling and at times wild press conference, the U.S. president also revealed that he had snubbed Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, during their visit to the United Nations - saying that relations with Canada were not good, and raising the spectre of collapsing Nafta. Trump says he views such accusations "differently" because he's "had a lot of false charges made against me".

"I love Canada by the way, I have friends, but that's nothing to do with it". People want fame, they want money, they want whatever.

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Numerous people we spoke to believe both sides were credible and say the truth may never be determined. They refused to even write about it.

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