Sarah Sanders: Sure, we’re open to Deborah Ramirez testifying on Thursday too

Trump BLASTS Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault claims as 'CON' and praises 'brilliant' judge

With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo

Kavanaugh has denied Ramirez's allegation, as he has with the charge by Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh groped her and tried to forcibly remove her clothes during a drunken party when they were in high school in the early 1980s. So far the White House and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have declined to ask for the FBI to investigate the decades-old allegations against Kavanaugh.

"The FBI told us they've investigated Judge Kavanaugh six times, five times, many times over the years". The president has said that Republicans are too easily manipulated by Democrats, that he is sick of Ford's attorneys getting their way and that he does not believe her accusations are credible, according to a Republican briefed on Trump's private comments.

Trump's expansive argument on Wednesday at the United Nations doubted the credibility, not only of the three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, but also on scores of other women, who have claimed sexual abuse by prominent men, including the President himself.

The president refused to say whether he believed the women accusers of Kavanaugh were liars, dismissing the question as a "game" set up by reporters.

"The President's been clear: Let's let them speak", Sanders said.

"[Democrats] are actually con artists because they know how quality this man is and they've destroyed his reputation", Trump told reporters at the U.N. General Assembly in NY.

Of Kavanaugh, the president maintained that his Supreme Court pick was a "high quality person".

"I look forward to hearing from both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh under oath this Thursday morning", he said.

That answer - comparing his own accusers to those of Kavanaugh - surely made Senate Republicans who are desperately trying to confirm the judge groan.

When asked what sort of message he was sending by raising questions about Kavanaugh's accusers, Trump noted that he had won 52% of the female vote in 2016. Trump was also asked about a number of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct in the past. He also said the accusations against Kavanaugh were "all false, to me, false accusations, in certain cases".

Questions still remain about security for the event on Capitol Hill, how many seats will be available to the public in the hearing room and how long senators will be allowed to interview Mr Kavanaugh and Prof Ford. Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.

Michael Avenatti is causing plenty of headaches for US President Donald Trump. "Just so you understand". North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, for example.

"Does that sound like someone who wants to get the real facts no matter where they fall?" Probably she would have fallen back on arguing that time is of the essence: We simply can't keep delaying indefinitely as people mysteriously recover hazy memories of Kavanaugh being abusive decades ago. "They would like to see me lose an election because they've never been challenged like this", he explained during the press conference.

Trump called on reporters at will, often taking time to malign or praise their respective news outlets.

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