'I don't remember': Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford's testimony

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Chistine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school house party in the early 1980s when she was 15 and he was 17.

Trump's comments marked a departure from his strategy of avoiding any criticism Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

At his rally, the president mocked Ford's testimony with a question-and-answer patter that brought cheers from the crowd in Southaven, Mississippi.

Chad Ludington said that in one instance, Kavanaugh started a bar fight that ended with one of their mutual friends landing in jail. That's the only thing I remember.' And a man's life is in tatters. Against the backdrop of breathless reporting on the women's vote and what it means in the midterms, Trump is seeking to fire up "inelastic" voters who turned up for him in 2016 and continue to feel threatened by an entirely new set of social circumstances that may have little to do with why they voted Trump two years ago. 'I don't know. I don't know. She said that Smyth, like Keyser, was downstairs at the house when the alleged attack took place upstairs.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats on Tuesday of opening "the flood gates of mud and muck" against Brett Kavanaugh as Republicans sought to portray efforts to derail the Supreme Court nominee over accusations of sexual assault in the 1980s as "the politics of personal destruction".

Chuck Grassley, the Republican chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, separately demanded in a letter to Ford's lawyers that they provide a range of materials to determine whether her allegations are credible. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Facing a three-way race between Democrat Mike Espy and far-right Republican state Sen.

One undeclared senator, Jeff Flake expressed concerns about Kavanaugh's "sharp and partisan" responses to Democratic senators during last week's gripping confirmation hearing at which the nominee and Ford gave opposing accounts.

Speaking at a news conference at the White House on the reworked free trade agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico, Mr Trump said he wanted the investigation to "go quickly".

Ford's lawyers, Michael Bromwich and Debra Katz, also questioned an apparent Federal Bureau of Investigation decision not to interview Kavanaugh, and expressed concern that the agency was not following up on witnesses and evidence they identified for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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But he added: "I never saw him passed out but I saw him quite drunk".

Writing to the FBI, attorneys for Professor Christine Blasey Ford said it was "inconceivable" that the agency could conduct a thorough investigation without interviewing her.

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.

"I can only imagine how very bad this entire process has been for Judge Kavanaugh and his family", Graham said Tuesday.

"It is a very scary time for young men in America when you could be guilty of something you may not be guilty of", Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before boarding Marine One.

Kavanaugh has denied Swetnick and Ford's claims.

According to a New York Times report, Brett Kavanaugh, coming from a UB40 concert, got into an altercation after mistaking a man for the lead singer of the band.

"We use the issues that people feel most passionate about", Warren said.

US President Donald Trump has told reporters that it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US. "The Senate will vote on Judge Kavanaugh here, on this floor, this week", McConnell told the chamber. Julie Swetnick made that assertion in a sworn statement and is represented by Michael Avenatti, who also represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her claim that Trump paid her for silence about an alleged 2006 affair.