Trump says it's 'a very scary time for young men in America'

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Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers are scolding the Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to contact Ford about her claim the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the 1980s.

And while Trump has called Christine Blasey Ford, who testified to Congress that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were in high school, "credible" and "compelling", he has continued to support Kavanaugh's confirmation and emphatically defend his character.

President Trump continued his defense Tuesday of his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, mocking one of Kavanaugh's accusers at a MS campaign rally.

The allegations against Kavanaugh - including sexual assault and exposing himself to a young woman in college - have sparked the latest reckoning in America about sexual assault and men's treatment of women, bringing the #MeToo movement back to the fore. "Many decades ago the IRS reviewed and signed off on these transactions", Sanders said in the statement, which did not cite any specifics of the report. "Though we appreciated the agents who responded on Sunday, we have great concern that the FBI is not conducting-or not being permitted to conduct-a serious investigation", Ramirez's attorney, John Clune, wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

Republicans have a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate and Trump and party leaders want to get Kavanaugh confirmed ahead of November 6 elections, in which Democrats are trying to seize control of Congress. He pledged that the full Senate would begin voting on Kavanaugh's nomination this week. Some Republicans fear that pushing ahead with confirmation could alienate women voters, while Democrats seek to capitalize.

The activists behind the protests said they planned to keep up the effort as the FBI investigates accusations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh when he was in high school and college.

"I believed he was going to rape me", she told the panel.

"Somebody could come and say 30 years ago, 25 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago, he did a disgusting thing to me".

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The White House did not immediately respond to requests from the Times for comment on Monday. James Roche, Kavanaugh's freshman year roommate at Yale, also spoke out.

He and Kavanaugh were classmates at Georgetown Preparatory School, an elite private school outside Washington.

That means if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote.

The Arizona Republican has played a key role in Kavanaugh's confirmation process. The designation signifies anyone who was interviewed by police who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who had been spoken to about the incident, according to Dave Hartman, a spokesman for the New Haven Police Department. Reuters was unable to verify the report or reach the people named.

Several other women have accused Kavanaugh of various forms of sexual misconduct.

Senate Democrats want to hear directly from the FBI about the results of its background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump's Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats on Tuesday of opening "the flood gates of mud and muck" against Brett Kavanaugh as Republicans sought to portray efforts to derail the Supreme Court nominee over accusations of sexual assault in the 1980s as "the politics of personal destruction". "They destroy people, these are really evil people", Trump said. I don't know! But I had one beer. "I was very troubled by the tone of the remarks". Trump did not elaborate. Judge Brett Kavanaugh's insistence that almost all normal teenagers drink could be a bigger obstacle to his Supreme Court nomination than the accusation lodged by Christine Blasey Ford who credibly described a sexual assault at a party in the Bethesda area when she was 15 years old.

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