Trump Calls Out Ford During Rally: She Can Hardly Remember Anything

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The president, at a rally in MS on Tuesday night, mimicked Ford's responses to questions at a Senate hearing last week when she described her allegations about Kavanaugh. He added that it was "a scary time for young men" who could become subject of false accusations. But now, you're guilty until proven innocent. That's a very, very hard standard.

As if the details of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's past behavior weren't already painful enough, on Monday night, the New York Times reported that he was once involved in a bar fight with a man he thought was the lead singer of that mostly white reggae band UB40 (of "Red Red Wine" fame).

The fight over Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime job on the top U.S. court comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault that has toppled a succession of powerful men.

When Trump ordered the FBI investigation last week under pressure from a handful of Senate Republicans, he set a deadline of this Friday for the probe's completion.

His confirmation continues to hang in the balance as the FBI investigates the allegation, which Mr Kavanaugh has forcefully denied.

"Somebody could come and say 30 years ago, 25 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago, he did a terrible thing to me. What's happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice". It really does. You could be somebody that was ideal your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something.

It marked the sharpest criticism by Trump of Ford since she came forward publicly with the allegation last month. "'I don't remember, '" Trump said, mocking Ford's voice.

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"What neighbourhood was it in?"

"Look, I know a lot about sexual assault", Corker said Tuesday without elaborating. 'I don't know.' What neighborhood was it? I don't know. But I had one beer.

"I had one beer, right?"

The president launched incredulous barbs aimed at gaps in Ford's timeline of the sexual assault, which she said occurred when she and Kavanaugh were both high school students in the Washington area in the early 1980s.

The judge vehemently denies that. He referred to Avenatti's client, Julie Swetnick, who says Kavanaugh was present during a gang rape in the '80s, as having "no clue" what was going on during a Tuesday NBC interview.

Questions about the scope of the FBI investigation emerged over the weekend amid reports that Senate Republicans were working with the White House to contain the number of witnesses and the allegations to be investigated.

Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin. If all the Democrats in the Senate stick together, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford to lose only one senator from his ranks and still confirm Trump's pick.

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Kavanaugh and Ford appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, where they answered questions about the allegations. When Ford's allegations became public, Collins was one of the first senators to say that she wanted to hear directly from Ford.

Once the Senate receives the FBI's report, Republicans are expected to move toward a vote. She would not say if they would affect her vote.

Ford never specified when the renovation took place, leaving a possible impression that it and the therapy session happened around the same time.

Flake said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had completed interviews with four people. "They said, 'Someday he will be a Supreme Court judge'". Judge has previously denied any memory of such an incident.

Though polygraphs tests are generally not reliable enough to be admissible as legal evidence, Ford and her defenders have cited her polygraph results as further corroboration of her accusation.

A remark by President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh, spotlighted the gulf between #MeToo-era voters who've rallied against sexual abuse and conservatives who say the nominee is entitled to a presumption of innocence against uncorroborated allegations.

He said they carried on a long distance relationship while she was living in Hawaii that ended when he found out she'd been unfaithful to him.

"They don't want me or someone who works for Donald Trump to have any part of humanity or humility, both of which I possess", she told Atlantic editor Steve Clemons.

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The FBI is now investigating sexual assault allegations against the current federal appeals court judge. He repeated a similar line to the crowd in Mississippi.

Ford alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.

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