Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation once FBI finishes probe: Trump

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 03, 2018, 07:37 AM(IST)

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The allegations of sexual misconduct against his US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have emerged because "They have been trying to destroy Judge Kavanaugh since the very first second he was announced."

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he thought the conservative federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation once the FBI finishes its investigation, reported news agency Reuters.

Five days after an extraordinary Senate hearing watched by millions of people in which a university professor, Christine Blasey Ford, detailed her sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh, Trump seemed to raise the issue of false accusations against men, the report added.

"What neighbourhood was it in? I don't know," Trump said at the rally. "Where's the house? I don't know. Upstairs, downstairs, where I was. I don't know. But I had one beer. That's the only thing I remember. And a man's life is in tatters," Trump said.

The allegations of sexual misconduct against his US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have emerged because "They have been trying to destroy Judge Kavanaugh since the very first second he was announced."

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

Under pressure from moderate fellow Republicans, Trump on Friday ordered an FBI investigation lasting up to a week into the allegations against his nominee.
 

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