Trump mocks woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

He denies those accusations as well.

Brett Kavanaugh has been teaching a course at Harvard Law for about a decade, the school said. It was not immediately clear if Kavanaugh dropped out due to anticipation that he would be serving on the Supreme Court.

After huddling with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday, Flake told reporters that he has struggled with how to deal with the allegations against Kavanaugh.

The US president was speaking in response to the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee for the Supreme Court. Vice-President Mike Pence would break any 50-50 tie in Kavanaugh's favour.

Two women had challenged him on Friday as he tried to close a Senate elevator door, confronting him with details of their own experiences of sexual assault and castigating him for announcing he would vote for Kavanaugh in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Trump's Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin.

"In this era of #MeToo, there are a lot of men - and some women - who believe that justice no longer exists in America", Luntz said. She wrote that Ford appeared to jump around on the timing of the alleged sexual assault, ranging from the "mid 1980s" to "early 1980s", and then the "summer of 1982".

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said Tuesday evening that it is reviewing the allegations in the aticle and "vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation".

■The stories about the expansion of the investigation broke after Trump said at a midday news conference on Monday that he wanted the FBI probe "to be comprehensive, whatever that means, according to the senators and the Republicans and the Republican majority".

Protesters have also focused on two other senators who are undecided on Kavanaugh - moderate Republicans Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Asked if he had a message for young women, Trump said it's a "great time for women". Joni Ernst in her Senate offices ahead of the Senate confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 31.

"I - passed out would be - no, but I've gone to sleep, but - but I've never blacked out", Kavanaugh said. He says there is mounting evidence that the appeals court judge isn't credible. "We simply can't", Flake, who is retiring as a senator in January, told an event in Washington hosted by The Atlantic magazine.

After hearing from Ford and Kavanaugh last week, and meeting with sexual assault survivors, Collins encouraged calls for an FBI investigation before the Senate votes.

On the first, Kavanaugh clearly told the Senate he drank in high school and college.

He said that Kavanaugh's life was "in tatters" and urged the crowd to think about his family.

"That's how it has worked for us to cede so much authority and give so much power to the Supreme Court, because people still have faith", Flake said. Kavanaugh denies that as well.

The third woman to come forward with an allegation, Julie Swetnick - who is represented by porn star Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti - has also not yet been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to Avenatti. She also said she had seen Kavanaugh try to get girls inebriated and disoriented at multiple earlier parties so they could be raped by a " "train" of numerous boys".

McConnell has denounced Democrats, who have questioned Kavanaugh's truthfulness and temperament, for hurling "mud and muck" at the judge.

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The announcement was made in an email from administrators to law students on Monday.

"He has grossly mischaracterized his relationship with alcohol", Schumer said, characterizing Kavanaugh as someone who "tiptoes around the truth".

A Harvard Law School spokesperson confirmed Kavanaugh's decision to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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