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PoliticsTrump rallies to Kavanaugh's defense after new sexual misconduct allegation surfaces

11:55  16 september  2019
11:55  16 september  2019 Source:   latimes.com

Kavanaugh accused of more unwanted sexual contact by former classmate: report

Kavanaugh accused of more unwanted sexual contact by former classmate: report Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was hit with another accusation of unwanted sexual contact by a male classmate who said he witnessed Kavanaugh expose himself and press his genitals against a woman without her consent.The New York Times reported Saturday that the latest allegation, which has until not been public, was reported to the FBI during Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation process last year but was not investigated by the FBI. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Kavanaugh was nominated by Trump after the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Trump appeared to be reacting to an opinion-section article written by two New York Times reporters Last October, Trump offered Kavanaugh and his family an unusual apology after attending his ceremonial

Washington D.C. [USA], Sept 15 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Sunday defended Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh a day after reports of a fresh sexual misconduct allegation against him surfaced .

WASHINGTON - President Trump vigorously defended Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday following a new allegation of sexual misconduct during the Supreme Court justice's college years, as some leading Democratic presidential contenders raised fresh suspicions that Kavanaugh was untruthful during last year's Senate hearings leading to his confirmation to the high court.

Trump rallies to Kavanaugh's defense after new sexual misconduct allegation surfaces© Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies on the first day of his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on September 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

In an early-morning tweet, Trump called on the Justice Department to "come to [Kavanaugh's] rescue," and accused critics of trying to deter the justice from rulings favorable to the administration. The president's angry ripostes came a day after the New York Times reported that a male former classmate at Yale had told the FBI about witnessing an episode similar to, but separate from, an already publicized account by a female classmate, Deborah Ramirez, who said an inebriated Kavanaugh had thrust his penis in her face during a Yale party in the 1980s.

Castro calls for latest claim against Kavanaugh to be investigated

Castro calls for latest claim against Kavanaugh to be investigated Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro said Saturday that a newly-reported allegation of unwanted sexual contact against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should be investigated. © Getty Images Castro calls for latest claim against Kavanaugh to be investigated In a tweet, Castro said that nonprofit owner Max Stier's allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party before other students pressed him against a female student, forcing his genitals to come in contact with her hand, should be investigated. "Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is a shame to the Supreme Court.

US President Donald Trump pats Brett Kavanaugh on the back during a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House on October 8, 2018. President’ s comments came after a New York Times article reported that a male former classmate at Yale had told the FBI about witnessing an alleged assault.

President Trump is defending Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after a New York Times article revealed a previously unreported allegation of sexual The article, published Saturday evening, was written by the two authors of a new book on Kavanaugh ' s sexual misconduct allegations and the

The authors of the New York Times story said Kavanaugh did not speak to them about the newly reported allegation.

Last year's contentious confirmation hearings were dominated by allegations that Kavanaugh, as a student at an elite prep school in the Washington suburbs, sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford, then a younger girl who went to school nearby.

Despite compelling testimony by Ford, who went on to become an academic in Northern California, Kavanaugh vehemently denied any wrongdoing, and with the backing of the White House and Trump allies like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), his nomination was approved, thus cementing a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

Trump suggests 'innocent' Kavanaugh should sue, blasts media for 'lies'

Trump suggests 'innocent' Kavanaugh should sue, blasts media for 'lies' President Trump said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should sue or get backing from the Department of Justice, after a New York Times piece claimed that new accounts support one claim of alleged sexual misconduct from when Kavanaugh was in college. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly stated in a piece published Saturday that well before Kavanaugh became a federal judge "at least seven people" had heard about how Kavanaugh allegedly exposed himself to Deborah Ramirez at a party.

Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his high school years. The New York Times now reports that Kavanaugh faced a separate allegation from his time at Yale University and that the FBI did not investigate the claim.

President Donald Trump said Sunday that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh "is an innocent man who has been treated horribly" after allegations A new book by two New York Times reporters says there was more to an allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh than the Senate

Many of the Democrats who want to challenge Trump in 2020 have frequently referred to the string of sexual-misconduct allegations against the president himself, but there has been little appetite for making the Kavanaugh case a major campaign talking point, in part because the episode was so polarizing. In the ensuing months, the president has often invoked the case at fiery rallies, insisting that Kavanaugh was the wronged party.

But with the campaign season now underway in earnest, the previous allegations, coupled with newly reported information, are again becoming part of the discourse.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California both called for impeachment proceedings against Kavanaugh, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont saying he supported "any appropriate constitutional mechanism" being used against the newest justice.

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment At least three Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his high school years. The New York Times now reports that Kavanaugh faced a separate allegation from his time at Yale University and that the FBI did not investigate the claim.

Trump says Justice Brett Kavanaugh should 'start suing people' after new report of sexual misconduct . The comments came in response to an article in The New York Times that surfaced a previously unreported allegation of sexual misconduct from the justice' s time as an undergraduate

After a new sexual misconduct allegation was made against the US Supreme Court justice, President Trump took to Twitter in a vehement defense , and Democratic presidential candidates called for an investigation. The latest misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh surfaced as part of a

Warren tweeted that the new allegation was "disturbing," adding: "Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached." Harris declared on Twitter that "Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people," and Sanders said on Twitter that he should never have been nominated.

Democratic hopefuls Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro also echoed the impeachment call.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat who, like Harris, sits on the Judiciary Committee and is seeking the Democratic nomination, repeated her deep misgivings about Kavanaugh in an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," citing his judicial views on the power of the presidency as well as the past and current sexual misconduct allegations.

But Klobuchar said that before impeachment proceedings could be considered, senators would need to examine documents relating to the administration's decision-making surrounding the FBI probe called after Ford's allegations were aired.

Backers of Trump and Kavanaugh quickly rallied to the defense of both men. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, also appearing on "This Week," said the newly surfaced allegation recalls the "shameful circus" of last year's hearings. He predicted at "the next Democratic debate, they'll all be saying impeach Kavanaugh, impeach Trump – there's nobody they don't want to impeach."

Ocasio-Cortez calls for Kavanaugh to be impeached

Ocasio-Cortez calls for Kavanaugh to be impeached Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday called for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's impeachment following a new allegation of sexual assault against him published in The New York Times. © Aaron Schwartz Ocasio-Cortez calls for Kavanaugh to be impeached "This was almost a year ago. It is unsurprising that Kavanaugh, credibly accused of sexual assault, would lie under oath to secure a Supreme Court seat," she tweeted along with a video of her at a rally. "Because sexual assault isn't a crime of passion - it's about the abuse of power. He must be impeached." This was almost a year ago.

Brett Kavanaugh shakes hands with Donald Trump during Kavanaugh ' s ceremonial swearing in Getty Images. More On President Trump came to the defense of Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday after a new allegation of sexual misconduct surfaced against the Supreme Court justice — and suggested

Donald Trump has rejected Democrats’ calls to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after a new report involving sexual misconduct allegations . Democrats call for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ’ s impeachment over new rape allegations .

On Twitter, Trump blasted "Radical Left Democrats and their Partner, the LameStream Media" for targeting Kavanaugh and "talking loudly of their favorite word, impeachment."

"He is an innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY," Trump wrote in one tweet. In another, he urged that the justice sue for "liable," later correcting the spelling to "libel." Trump also accused Kavanaugh critics of acting out of unhappiness over high court rulings.

"They are trying to influence his opinions," the president tweeted.

Many commentators, however, called the situation yet another troubling instance of the president seeking to politicize the Justice Department and federal law enforcement by calling on the department to intercede on Kavanaugh's behalf.

The New York Times article focused on Ramirez's student days and her account of a party at which Kavanaugh, then a freshman, "pulled down his pants and thrust his penis at her, prompting her to swat it away and inadvertently touch it." The story said the FBI had failed to interview witnesses who may have been able to provide corroborating testimony, and that the paper's 10-month investigation suggested there was evidence to support Ramirez's account.

The New York Times also disclosed a previously unreported allegation: "A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student." The article said Stier, who heads a nonprofit organization in Washington, has not come forward publicly with his account, but notified senators and the FBI at the time.

The authors of the Times story said Kavanaugh declined to answer questions about Stier's account, and the article said the FBI did not investigate his claim.

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President Trump praised Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a "great, brilliant man" at his campaign rally in New Mexico on Monday night and called a report published over the weekend detailing a sexual assault allegation against the justice a "smear story." © Aaron Schwartz Trump praises Kavanaugh as a 'great, brilliant man,' blasts NYT over 'smear' report at rally During the rally in Rio Rancho, Trump took aim at the Democratic lawmakers who have called for Kavanaugh's impeachment in recent days over the report published by the Times on Saturday that detailed the new allegation.

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