Brett Kavanaugh: Trump defends choose amid new misconduct claims

Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, 27 September 2018

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Supreme Court docket Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed a 12 months in the past


US President Donald Trump has angrily defended Supreme Court docket Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who’s going through contemporary allegations of sexual misconduct.

A former college classmate of Justice Kavanaugh’s has mentioned he uncovered himself at a pupil occasion and engaged in different inappropriate behaviour there.


Mr Trump condemned the media and opposition Democrats.

He advised Justice Kavanaugh ought to sue for libel – or that the US justice division ought to “rescue” him.

Justice Kavanaugh denied sexual misconduct accusations that had been made in opposition to him by two girls throughout his affirmation to the Supreme Court docket a 12 months in the past.

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Media captionEmotional testimonies by Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford testified earlier than Congress that he had sexually assaulted her within the 1980s, whereas Deborah Ramirez informed The New Yorker journal that he had waved his penis in entrance of her face at a 1980s dormitory occasion.

The most recent allegations had been revealed within the New York Occasions.

They had been made by Max Stier, who was at Yale College with Justice Kavanaugh and now runs a non-profit organisation in Washington DC.

Mr Stier mentioned he had seen his former classmate “along with his pants down at a special drunken dorm occasion, the place buddies pushed his penis into the hand of a feminine pupil”.

Democrats have known as for the choose to be investigated.

Senator Amy Klobouchar, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who was concerned in a tetchy change with Justice Kavanaugh throughout his affirmation, described the method as a “sham”.

“I strongly opposed him based mostly on his views on govt energy, which can proceed to hang-out our nation, in addition to how he behaved, together with the allegations that we’re listening to extra about right this moment,” she informed ABC.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz mentioned the brand new allegation was a results of “the obsession with the far left with attempting to smear Justice Kavanaugh by going 30 years again with nameless sources”.