Monday, 8 October 2018

President Donald Trump says sex assault claims made against Kavanaugh were a "hoax" and "all made up"

US President Donald Trump has said the sex assault claims made against his new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were a "hoax" and "all made up".

The Republican president condemned Democratic calls to impeach the judge as an "insult to the American public".

The Democratic leadership has distanced itself from the calls by two of its rank-and-file lawmakers.

Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday, in a 50-48 vote that followed strictly partisan lines.

Brett Kavanaugh, watched by his family, is administered the judicial oath by Justice Anthony Kennedy

As he left the White House for an event in Florida on Monday, Mr Trump said: "So I've been hearing that now they're thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist.
"A man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats using the Democrats' lawyers and now they want to impeach him."

He added: "I think it's an insult to the American public."

"The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats."

He said the conservative judge was "a top scholar, top student, top intellect and who did nothing wrong and there was no corroboration of any kind".

The allegations against the nominee were "all made up, it was fabricated and it was a disgrace," Mr Trump said.

BBC     News.

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