Trump Says Lying To Congress Not Acceptable Amid Brett Kavanaugh Investigation

Trump Says Lying To Congress Not Acceptable Amid Brett Kavanaugh Investigation

"What I can tell you with certainty is we'll have an Federal Bureau of Investigation report this week and we'll have a vote this week", McConnell told reporters at the Capitol.

The allegations against Kavanaugh - including sexual assault and exposing himself to a young woman in college - have sparked the latest reckoning in America about sexual assault and men's treatment of women, bringing the #MeToo movement back to the fore.

In a one-man re-enactment of her appearance before the Judiciary Committee, with his voice alternating between inquisitor and an impression of Ford, Trump challenged the veracity of the testimony that has paused Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"Hm, I guess the president is really feeling the pressure tonight because what he says about Professor Ford is just not true, okay?" "You can be an exemplary person for 35 years and then somebody comes along, and they say you did this or that, and they give three witnesses, and the three witnesses at this point do not corroborate what she's saying". Kavanaugh vehemently denies the accusation. On top of not giving "s**t" about what people think about his support for President Trump's agenda, the formerly milquetoast Republican is now telling the GOP to not only support Kavanaugh but double-down on him during the midterms should the vote fail on the Senate floor. "That's the only thing I remember", he said as he harshly mimicked her. "There's been a lot of people over the previous year that have lied to Congress", Trump said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said a vote will take place this week after the FBI wraps up its supplemental investigation into claims against Kavanaugh, which now includes allegations of drinking problems. "Well, do you think it was - nope, it was one beer", Trump said, mocking the accuser.

But he said they are not following up at all on Ramirez's account that Kavanaugh thrust his genitals in her face, forcing her to touch them without her consent, during an alcohol-fuelled party when they were students at Yale University in the mid-1980s.

What stops someone from making false statements in a written document or an unsworn interview? "This is a very, very, very hard time", he said.

At a press conference in NY last Wednesday, Trump suggested he sided with Kavanaugh because so many false claims had been made of him as a celebrity playboy. "That's a very unsafe standard for the country". He repeated a similar line to the crowd in Mississippi.

Kavanaugh said those incidents never happened. "It's my job description".

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