Trump says 'scary time' for young men facing false charges

Donald Trump the US president speaking at the White House on Monday

Donald Trump the US president speaking at the White House on Monday Credit AP

In a news conference Monday, President Trump said the Federal Bureau of Investigation should interview "anybody" it wants "within reason".

"Where's the house? I don't know!"

Trump and Senate Republicans have instructed the FBI to investigate it and any other "credible allegations" against him, but the president also said "speed" was important in the process.

Ford said during her testimony at a dramatic Senate hearing on Thursday that Judge was in the bedroom where the alleged assault by Kavanaugh occurred.

The president lavished praise on Kavanaugh at the rally, and the crowd responded with similar enthusiasm, breaking out into chants of, "We want Kavanaugh!".

Negotiations among lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee last week spurred the new investigation.

He also drew criticism from Democrats earlier on Tuesday by saying the Kavanaugh case showed it was "a very scary time for young men in America" because they might be presumed guilty even when innocent.

Under pressure from moderate fellow Republicans, Trump on Friday ordered an FBI investigation lasting up to a week into the allegations against his nominee.

In a letter addressed to FBI Director Chris Wray and the general counsel Dana Boente, Ford's attorneys lay out the steps they took to offer Ford's cooperation, which they said began with a Friday night conversation with Boente. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to publicly reveal the figures, also said the party had logged 1,000 new small-dollar donors that day who had never previously given to the committee.

"I find that numerous voters we talk to aren't clear about this whole process, " Morial said. Kavanaugh denies the allegations. She argued that senators need more time to evaluate the FBI's findings. "I don't know. I don't know", Trump sneered, deriding Ford's testimony before the Senate, which was widely viewed as compelling and forthright-in stark constrast to Kavanaugh's enraged, evasive, and lie-filled performance.

The White House aides and allies said Tuesday that they remained optimistic Kavanaugh would be confirmed but frustrated with the delay on a vote.

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Demand Justice, a new group focused on fighting efforts to tilt the US judiciary to the right, said it was spending $120,000 to air a television ad in Washington, Alaska, Maine and the San Francisco area, where Ford lives. Downstairs. I don't know.

A one-time classmate of Mr Kavanaugh said he was a habitual heavy drinker, challenging the judge's Senate testimony to the contrary.

Mark Judge spent decades mining his recollections and writing books and articles full of semi-confessional details about the suburban Maryland prep school he attended with future Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "They are so in favor of Judge Kavanaugh", he said.

"Hopefully, as Mitch said, they'll have a vote by the end of the week, and it'll be a positive vote".

Some Republicans and White House allies have suggested the allegations against Kavanaugh can be potent political fodder in the run-up to November 6, animating GOP voters who have so far lacked the same motivation to head to the polls as their Democratic counterparts. "What we see is the evidence doesn't back up her story".

In a White House press conference overnight, the U.S. leader sought to excuse excessive drinking by teenagers, while going beyond Mr Kavanaugh's own testimony on his past use of alcohol to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

"That experience, as well as a lot of others", Flake said at the conference when asked if the confrontation motivated his decision.

Officials said Trump is seeking to boost Hyde-Smith as close as possible to the 50 percent threshold and lend momentum for a possible runoff.

Sen. Kamala Harris, a member of the committee, said Ford "deserves better".

"The mudslide was cheered on and capitalized on at every turn by the far left that has been so eager to stop this nomination", he said.

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