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Donald Trump on Tuesday rejected new allegations of sexual
misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett
Kavanaugh.

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  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended Supreme Court
    nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he faces multiple allegations of
    sexual misconduct. 
  • At least two women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual conduct:
    Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.
  • Trump blasted Kavanaugh’s second accuser, Ramirez, and
    claimed Democrats are playing a “con game” to derail his
    nomination. 
  • Ford and Kavanaugh are set to testify on her allegation
    before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended Supreme Court nominee
Brett Kavanaugh as he faces multiple allegations of sexual
misconduct, taking particularly vehement aim at Kavanaugh’s
second accuser.

Just two days after new allegations arose against Kavanaugh from
a college classmate, Deborah Ramirez, Trump called the
accusations a “con game” by Democrats seeking to derail his
nomination. 

“The second accuser doesn’t even know, she thinks maybe it could
have been him, maybe not. Admits she was drunk,” Trump said. “She
admits time lapses, this is a person, and this is a series of
statements that is going to take one of the most talented
intellects from a judicial standpoint in our country — keep him
off the US Supreme Court?”

On Sunday,
The New Yorker detailed
 new from a woman named Deborah
Ramirez, who claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party
when they were both at Yale University in the early 1980s.

After delivering remarks at the United Nations General Assembly
in New York on Tuesday, Trump suggested that Ramirez was too
“inebriated” and the party occurred too long occur for her to
properly recall what transpired. The president referred to the
charges against Kavanaugh as “totally unsubstantiated.”

I think [Kavanaugh] is just a wonderful human
being. I think it is horrible what the Democrats have done. It is
a con game, they are really con artists,” Trump said. “They know
he is a high quality person. … They are playing a con game, and
they are playing it very well, much better than Republicans. They
are lousy politicians, they have lousy policy, they don’t know
what the hell they are doing.”

Trump went on to say it would be a “horrible insult
to our country” if Kavanaugh is not ultimately confirmed,
claiming he could be one of the “greatest” Supreme Court justices
in US history. 

Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least
two women

Another woman, Christine
Blasey Ford
, leveled allegations earlier this month that
threw Kavanaugh’s confirmation process into chaos.

Ford alleged Kavanaugh attempted to force himself on her at
a high school party when they were teenagers, covering her mouth
with his hand as she attempted to scream.

Kavanaugh and Ford
are both set to testify
on her allegation before the Senate
Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The White House on Tuesday said
it would also be open to having Ramirez testify. 

“Certainly we would be open to that and that process could take
place on Thursday,”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said
in an
appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning
America.”
 

Sanders added, “The president said a number of times that these
individuals should be heard.”

On Sunday, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing porn
star Stormy Daniels, has also claimed to have a client with

evidence of alleged sexual misconduct by
Kavanaugh

Avenatti on Tuesday said he would likely disclose his
client’s identity in the next 36 hours. 

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