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Kavanaugh issues new denial-of-sexual-misconduct allegation
In the statement released by the White house, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he is willing to ‘talk to the Senate judiciary Committee in any manner that the Committee deems appropriate, to refute this false claim, of 36 years, and defend my integrity.’
President Trump on Monday confessed to his fighting the Supreme Court nominee amid allegations of sexual assault, call Brett Kavanaugh, one of the “best people I’ve ever known”, while a “small delay” required before the nomination vote in the Senate.
In his first public comments about the controversy, the President, the Democrats criticized during the duration of the position.
“I wish the Democrats had the much earlier, because you said this information for many months,” Trump told reporters at the White house. “And you should have not waited until literally the last few days. You would have it much earlier.”
The President indicated that he the accusations be investigated openly for the delay in the confirmation process in the Congress, while.
“If there was a small delay, it will take a bit of a delay,” Trump. “It should not be very much.”
The Senate judiciary Committee has called for the planned vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation Thursday, but Democrats that are moved.
Trump called it a “ridiculous question”, when asked if Kavanaugh has offered to return to his nomination.
“You talk about a Person, the high-quality standards, individual as you will ever see” Trump said.
Earlier Monday, Kavanaugh a violent sexual assault allegations denied against him.
“This is a completely false claim. I’ve never done something that describes the Prosecutor said to her, or to anyone,” Kavanaugh said in a statement. “Because it never happens, I had no idea who made the accusation, until you identified yesterday.”
Republicans and Democrats on the hill, spent, to discuss Monday’s sparring over the time and place for the Prosecutor, Christine Ford, your accusations with senators.
KAVANAUGH DISMISSES SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS AS “COMPLETELY FALSE”
Kavanaugh, who was seen in the White house on Monday, said in his statement that he was ready to talk with the Committee in any way the Committee considers appropriate, to refute this false claim, of 36 years, and defend my integrity.”
Ford, through her lawyer, said she would be willing to appear before the judiciary Committee.
Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Monday he is working to plan “to discuss follow-up calls with relevant parties,” the allegations, but said California Democratic sen Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Committee, has rejected the”.”
“Anyone who comes forward, as Dr. Ford has earned the right to be heard, so I’m going to continue to work on a way to hear them in an appropriate, precedented and respectful,” he said.
Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said he is pleased to Grassley, “according to the usual practice and regular procedure” and will continue with this matter “by the book” with cross-party interviews of Kavanaugh and Ford.
All 10 Democrats on the Committee on Monday, though, called Grassley postpone the vote.
Ford, a California-based professor who reveals her identity over the weekend in a Washington Post report, according to a letter obtained by Feinstein claims of sexual assault. She said that Kavanaugh, while in high school, low note, tried to remove it from your bathing suit and put his hand over her mouth, screaming as she tried.
The letter was sent to Feinstein in July, but the Democrat, not publicly to the allegation until last week.
To deny Kavanaugh in a statement “categorically and unequivocally” the allegations, if you will, for the first time.
But Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz, said on NBC’s “Today” that her client tried to believe Kavanaugh to rape her.
“It is clear that this is an attempted rape,” Katz said on Monday. “She believes that if it were not for the heavy poisoning of the Kavanaugh’s, you have been raped.”
Katz also said on Monday that her client was “willing to do what it takes to get your story,” and would testify before the Committee under oath.
Meanwhile, the White house defended both Kavanaugh and Ford, notes that the woman deserves to be heard.
“This woman should not be offended, and they should not be ignored. I think the Senate is in the direction of the tip to a reasonable approach to be that this woman heard, in sworn testimony, that judge Kavanaugh can be heard sworn testimony,” said White House Advisor, Kelly Anne Conway’s “Fox & Friends” Monday.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.