Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations'

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The White House said on Tuesday it is open to hearing public testimony from another woman who has accused supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Instead, in a carefully worded response, she said: "I think it is important that we have a process that is viewed as credible and respected". "I know Brett. I've known him for 17 years", she said.

While in NY for the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, Trump answered questions about the Kavanaugh controversy and slammed Democrats for attempting to delay and derail the process. She said they were playing a drinking game at the time and admits there are gaps in her memory of that night.

"It is about whether or not a woman who has been a victim at some point in her life is to be believed".

This is a con game being played by the Democrats.

"He also said the Democrats 'know he's high quality" and that they're "winking at each other". The other people alleged to be there don't recall any such thing.

Kavanaugh addressed allegations by Christine Blasey Ford, who is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, report Fox News, USA Today and the New York Times.

Kavanaugh told Fox News that the claims against him were false, that he never attended a party like the one Blasey Ford described, and that he has never sexually assaulted anyone. In the meantime, Kavanaugh has denied all claims and President Trump has supported his nominee saying "In my opinion, it's totally political.".

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also claimed that USA backed states in the Persian Gulf were responsible for the assault. Helima Croft of RBC Capital Markets said the attack could "exacerbate" the situation in the Middle East, CNBC reported.

While The New Yorker reported former Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett - now a private attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck - was representing her, Clune confirmed with the Daily Camera today that he is representing Ramirez. "I'm confident about the trousers coming up, and I'm confident about Brett being there", she said. Kavanaugh strongly denied that claim as a "smear".

Tuesday - If everything goes according to plan, then Republicans could have a final vote on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination by next Tuesday - if they have a majority.

This comes as Kavanaugh is set to testify once again before lawmakers on Thursday on the allegations against him.

Her allegation against the conservative federal appeals court judge has endangered his confirmation by the Republican-led Senate to a lifetime job on the top U.S. court.

Trump and Republican leaders are accusing Democrats of a smear campaign by using accusations by two women of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh in the 1980s to try scuttling his Senate confirmation.

Like Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing him of assaulting her when they were teenagers, Ramirez wants the FBI to investigate the incident, and Democratic lawmakers are backing their demands.

"The second accuser doesn't even know, she thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not", Mr Trump said during a United Nations meeting on Tuesday. Brett Kavanaugh is an absolutely outstanding person.

Republicans hold a slim 51-49 Senate majority, meaning Kavanaugh's confirmation prospects may hinge on the votes of a handful of moderate Republican senators who have not yet announced their intentions, These include Senators Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Jeff Flake.