President Donald Trump worked to wrest his beleaguered Supreme Court nomination back from the brink on Wednesday, insisting during a lengthy and truculent news conference that allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were "all false to me".
"They could have pushed it through two weeks ago and we wouldn't be talking about this right now, which is what I would have preferred", Trump said, describing Kavanaugh as a "gem" who had been unfairly maligned.
"Maybe if it was fake, I don't think that she'd take it this far, to this extent", Sugar Land resident Makayla Barcus said.
Near the beginning of a lengthy press conference at the United Nations, Trump was asked several questions about Kavanaugh, who will return to Capitol Hill Thursday to face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee about the claims.
"And you know what, I could be persuaded, also", he said. "So when I see it, I view it differently than someone sitting at home watching television".
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Output fell below those targets this year, and in June the same countries agreed to boost the oil supply. The sanctions are expected to have an immediate impact on exports from OPEC's third largest producer.
Sanders also appeared in an interview on Fox News and blamed Democrats for how they've handled Kavanaugh's confirmation process. In the transcripts, Kavanaugh denies the allegations, which were made anonymously and without corroboration.
"I think people are going to see that in the midterms".
"They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade, and we are winning on trade", Trump continued.
Numerous people we spoke to believe both sides were credible and say the truth may never be determined.
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 did not have sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter".
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A prison spokesperson at the time said "all property discrepancies are being reviewed and are in the process of being resolved". In 2017, Cosby's first trial ended in a mistrial after a jury from Allegheny County declared itself hopelessly deadlocked .
Trump opened Tuesday's speech by boasting about an American economy that he says is "booming like never before". It's only the second time he's held a solo news conference on United States soil as president.
Asked whether the three women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault are lying, he said, "I won't get into that game", saying instead that he would make up his mind upon hearing the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.
Mr Trump also criticised NAFTA, the deal between the US, Canada and Mexico, but refused to say if he would be pulling out of it. Now, as it threatens his latest pick to the Supreme Court and his party's electoral majorities in Congress, Trump is taking aim at the movement that has spurred a national reckoning around gender equity and sexual consent. And they know it's a big, fat con job. "Now, it's possible I'll hear that and say, "Hey, I'm changing my mind", Trump said.
Trump said Wednesday that Rosenstein denied making remarks attributed to him in a New York Times report, including that Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump past year. "Just so you understand".
She had accused him of groping her and attempting to remove her clothes.
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However, India is largely a conservative country where Hindu identity is considered by majority as necessary to national identity. If adultery is not a crime, how is this woman even going to file a case against the husband who might desert or abandon her.
As he closed out his week at the U.N. General Assembly, Trump also disputed the fact that when he was addressing world leaders and top diplomats Tuesday, he had drawn laughter - when he boasted that he's accomplished more during his time in office than nearly any previous administration.