Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'scary time' for men

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"They go back to high school". Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's vote fails in the US Senate, Trump should re-nominate him.

President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a "comprehensive" investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh.

Mr Trump also criticised Prof Christine Blasey Ford - whose testimony before the Senate judiciary committee last week sparked off the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry.

"How did you get there?" "'I don't remember.' How did you get there? I would re-nominate him, and I would take this case to the American people, and I'd ask voters in IN and Missouri and North Dakota and other places where Trump won saying who he would nominate if he got to be president and see if the voters want to appeal the verdict of their senator". "I don't remember", Trump said. I don't even know him. 'I don't know.' Where's the house? 'Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?' I don't know. I don't know but I had one beer! "She was clear about what she couldn't remember as well, and crystal clear about the things she says she can never forget". While saying that youthful drinking should not condemn a person for life, Ludington said he was concerned about Kavanaugh's statements under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "A man's life is shattered".

Feinstein publicly testified she did not leak the letter from the Palo Alto psychology professor alleging Kavanaugh groped her and put his hand over her mouth at a party in 1982. But Mitchell points out that Ford claims to remember other random details about the alleged incident with certainty: "She does, however, remember small, distinct details from the party unrelated to the assault". Bromwich tweeted. "She is a remarkable profile in courage".

At a rally later in Southaven, Mississippi, Mr Trump mocked last week's Senate testimony by Prof Christine Blasey Ford, without mentioning her by name.

Republicans responded by accusing Democrats of moving the goal posts in an effort to continue delaying Kavanaugh's nomination until after the midterm elections.

Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn, Trump also drew a line on lying to Congress. "@realDonaldTrump is pathetic. Today, he lamented that it's a very scary time for men, and tonight he mocked Christine Blasey Ford in front of thousands of Americans in Mississippi".

His appointment would be a major victory for Mr Trump's administration as it would tilt the country's top court in favour of conservatives for years to come.

That claim was further called into question Tuesday after the New York Times published a copy of a letter written by Kavanaugh in 1983 where he warned his friends of the danger of eviction from a beachfront condo they had rented for the weekend.

"It's a damn sad situation", Trump said.

The FBI investigation, which Trump ordered after pressure from Sen.