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Trump holds press conference prior to the Kavanaugh hearing
President Trump fields questions from reporters at the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a preview of his upcoming meeting with the Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.
President Trump defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a press conference on Wednesday to say that the Democrats had “destroyed the reputation of one” with sexual misconduct allegations.
To investigate In response to a question from Fox News’ John Roberts, why the White house not ask the FBI allegations against Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, the President replied that “there was nothing to investigate.”
“You didn’t know the place, you don’t know the time, you knew the year. You didn’t know,” Trump said.
The President added that even if an investigation found nothing to affirm, Ford claimed, “it is not going to change the Democrats minds.”
“You are the obstruction ists” Trump went on. “You are actually fraudsters because, you know, how the quality of this man is, and you have destroyed the reputation of you and want to destroy it even more … And you know, it’s a big, fat con job. And you walk into a room and I guarantee you, you will laugh like hell, what have you, moved you to the [media] and the public.”
Trump added that the Democrats ” fierce battle against Kavanaugh would backfire on them in the upcoming midterm elections and predicted that “three, four, or five Democrats” would support the judge’s confirmation ” because she votes in States that I have won by 30 and 40 points and will get to us.”
The President, supported by Kavanaugh repeatedly this week, as the Federal government has worked in judge to fend off the allegations of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s.
Kavanaugh and Ford are scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about their accusations, back to Kavanaugh the time in high school.
When asked if he’d answered, pulling back to Kavanaugh’s nomination, Trump, “These are all wrong, to me, these false accusations are, in certain cases … I can only say that what you have done, this man is incredible.”
However, the President appeared to leave himself some room to maneuver later said in the press conference, he was open to “changing my mind” when the evidence against Kavanaugh was meaningful.
“I’ll see what happens tomorrow. I am being told to watch, whether you believe it or not,” Trump. “I’ll see what is said. It is possible that [Ford] to convince.”
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The President expressed again in frustration with the length of time between Ford to go public with their charge against Kavanaugh, and Thursday’s planned hearing.
“I’m glad to hear from her,” Trump said. “We might have heard, last week, we could have heard from her for a long time. It will be interesting to listen what she has to say.”
The President on the allegations of sexual misconduct that were made against him in the past, calling them “false”.
“I was accused of, I think it was four women,” Trump said. “I was accused of four or five women who get paid a lot of money, stories about me. We met you and the mainstream media refused to it I have on TV … So many accusations about me.”
“The people want added to the fame, they want money, they want whatever,” the President. “So, when I see it, I see it differently, than to sit in someone’s house, to watch television, where they say, ‘Oh, judge Kavanaugh, of this or that.’ It many times happened to me.”
More than a dozen women came forward during the 2016 presidential campaign, claiming they are attacked, groped, kissed, or without the consent of Trumpf.
The President also briefly sparred with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who asked that Trump ask a woman to him, Kavanaugh.
Avenatti is a third-rate lawyer who is good at false accusations, as he is to me and the way he is now, judge Brett Kavanaugh do. He is just looking for attention and don’t want to see the people, as his past record and relationships – a total low-life!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2018
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“What does he mean by that?” Trump asked rhetorically, before he said, “I wouldn’t mind that at all.”
Trump also added attorney Michael Avenatti beat, who represents a woman who claims that she saw Kavanaugh’s “deal of drinking at excessive and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s”, as a “fraudster” and a “lowlife.”
Avenatti client to claim the third woman to misconduct on the part of Kavanaugh. He also Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress, said she had sex with Trump years before Trump became President.
Trump’s press conference, the hearing by calling Thursday “ended in a great moment for our country,” and reiterated that Kavanaugh was entitled to the presumption of innocence.
“This is beyond the Supreme Court. All of this has to do with our country,” Trump. “If you are guilty, until proven innocent, it’s not going to be easy … In this case, you are guilty until proven innocent. I think this is a very, very dangerous standard for our country.”
Fox News’ John Roberts and The Associated Press contributed to this report.