Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations ‘a big, fat con job’


Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations ‘a big, fat con job’

Kavanaugh, who is defending himself against allegations from two women who accuse him of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, sat for an interview on Fox News on Monday, an unusual move for a nominee to the high court.

He said that he would "certainly prefer" not to fire Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, and added that he may delay a scheduled meeting with him on Thursday to not distract from the Kavanaugh hearing. "I can only say that what they've done to this man is incredible".

Trump has demonstrated he's not averse to deploying the potent politics around the issue to his own advantage.

On US-Canada relations and the current state of his diplomatic relationship with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Trump claimed he rejected a request to meet Trudeau because of what Trump said was the prime minister's unwillingness to budge in negotiations over revisions to the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. He says his allegation did not come "out of nowhere". He was also caught on tape in 2005 boasting of grabbing women by their genitals and kissing them without permission. The open-ended address to the White House Press Corps and other journalists gathered at the conference's NY location came a day after President Trump was laughed at by the United Nations General Assembly, which his administration quickly spun as intentional. But he made clear that he was deeply skeptical of these types of accusations.

Whether Thursday is the day President Donald Trump drops the hammer is unknown. "You know why? 'Cause I've had a lot of false charges made against me", he said.

During the free-wheeling news conference, Trump continued to lash out at Democrats and label the allegations against Kavanaugh politically motivated.

After initially showing caution with the accusations against Kavanaugh, Trump has grown increasingly frustrated, viewing the process as a political plot against his efforts to advance a long-sought conservative makeover of the high court.

Pushed to acknowledge the cultural moment, Mr Trump repeatedly returned to the idea that qualified men would lose out on jobs because of allegations.

"However this vote goes, I'm confident in saying that it will forever be steeped in doubt", a solemn Flake said Wednesday on the Senate floor. Not a very good one. but he's a Democrat lawyer.

On his message for young men, Mr Trump said: "It's a very unsafe period in our country, and it's being perpetrated by some very evil people". She admits that she was drunk, She admits that there are time lapses. CNN notes at least 17 women have accused Trump of sexual assault.

But the president did say he will monitor when both Kavanaugh and his first accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, testify on Thursday before the Judiciary Committee.

Michael Avenatti, the attorney who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels, on Wednesday revealed the name of a woman, Julie Swetnick, who accused Kavanaugh and high school friend Mark Judge of being present at parties where women were drugged and gang raped. Yet, how many can still recall what the "resister" in the Trump White House or Cabinet wrote in his or her anonymous op-ed in The New York Times?



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