President Donald Trump expressed outrage on Wednesday over the mounting number of sexual assault allegations that have been laid against his Supreme Court pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, calling the accusations "ridiculous".
He is preparing for high stakes testimony on Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, right after his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, gives evidence.
Trump's expansive argument on Wednesday at the United Nations doubted the credibility, not only of the three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, but also on scores of other women, who have claimed sexual abuse by prominent men, including the President himself.
Trying to illustrate his point that Democrats had made up their minds about Kavanaugh's appointment, the president said even Washington wouldn't garner votes. "But I've had a lot of false charges made against me, really false charges", Trump said.
"The President's been clear: Let's let them speak", Sanders said. "They know it's a big fat con job".
But asked directly whether there is a scenario in which he could withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination, Trump indicated there was. He said he looks forward to seeing tomorrow's hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Lawyer Michael Avenatti has said he is representing a woman who has accusations about Kavanaugh's behavior in high school.
Asked whether he believed "all the women are lying", Trump opted not to answer, asking the reporter: "What's your next question?"
"I think I will stop short of that", Landler said.
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O'Neill, who oversaw Cosby's 2018 retrial, as well as his mistrial a year earlier that ended in a hung jury. The former entertainer - once known for his starring role on The Cosby Show - has never admitted guilt.
"I heard smiles... They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me".
Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of assault. He said he did not remember being at a party with her.
The president's comments came following a bilateral meeting between Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York City. "I'm confident we are going to win", McConnell said, adding the vote would come "in the very near future".
"I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK", he said at the time, pressing ahead undaunted.
But White House officials found that Kavanaugh defended himself forcefully, and relished seeing him call the confirmation process "a national disgrace".
Trump also talked fondly of the inflammatory words he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had exchanged before their summit, saying the two "both smile at now and we laugh at" what he dubbed "rhetorical contests".
In his capacity at the Justice Department, Rosenstein also oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Stressing that, unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, he favored the people of Iran against their government, Trump then boasted that he has brought them unprecedented misery. "The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge", the report also stated.
After Trump's remarks in NY on Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee released transcripts that revealed the panel also questioned Kavanaugh about two other accusations that were previously unknown.