USA politics plumbs new depths as President Trump mocks women

At an evening rally in Mississippi, Trump ridiculed Ford's emotional Senate testimony against his Supreme Court pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who Ford says sexually assaulted her when they were in high school in the 1980s.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh returns from a break in his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 27, 2018. 'I don't remember.' How'd you get there?

"[Democrats] will not be satisfied unless they have brought down Judge Kavanaugh's nomination", McConnell said.

Imitating her, he said: "But I had one beer - that's the only thing I remember".

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway made a similar argument earlier in the day, saying that Ford had "been treated like a Faberge egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president" and that Trump was "pointing out factual inconsistencies".

Mr Kavanaugh denies any wrongdoing.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of trying to derail the nomination on Monday, declaring: "The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close".

A month later, in August, Kilmeade lamented that former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman had "outsmarted the president" by writing a tell-all book about his chaotic administration.

He went on to say: "A man's life is in tatters".

Judge's lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder, told CNN that the Federal Bureau of Investigation completed its interview with Judge, whom Ford says was in the room when she was allegedly physically and sexually assaulted in the 1980s by Kavanaugh.

Key Republican senators have called the White House in the last two days to make clear that they expect a fulsome investigation as the FBI reviews allegations against Kavanaugh. I don't know. Where's the house? "I wish he hadn't had done it", Flake told NBC's Savannah Guthrie on "Today", adding, "It's kind of appalling".

In a Los Angeles Times story - one of many that have described the president's love of the show, and the co-hosts' reciprocal fondness for the president - Kilmeade argued that he has taken Trump to task many times.

Up until this point, Trump had been surprisingly restrained about Dr. Ford's testimony.

Ramirez alleged in an interview with The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dorm party when they were both freshmen at Yale University.

Ford said that Smyth was also at the party where she alleges that Kavanaugh attacked her.

The results of an additional Federal Bureau of Investigation background review are expected to be made available to senators shortly, McConnell said in his opening floor speech. Kavanaugh testified he has never assaulted anyone. In an interview on Monday, he said she was a "good witness", and he respected her.

The FBI has already interviewed Mark Judge, a friend of Kavanaugh, as well as at least three other people with information about the allegations made by Ford and a second accuser, Deborah Ramirez.


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