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"Arizona's Jeff Flake - who insisted on a weeklong delay in a confirmation vote so the FBI can have another investigation - called Trump's remarks" appalling".

That's put a pair of female Republican senators, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, under excruciating pressure.

Ford's lawyer Michael Bromwich called Trump's attack "vicious, vile and soulless". "There's no time or place, but particularly, to discuss something so sensitive at a political rally is just wrong", Flake told CNN's Raju.

The idea that people in the USA are wrongfully "guilty until proven innocent" is an idea that wasn't manifesting itself politically on the right until last week, GOP pollster Frank Luntz told The Washington Post. It's just not right.

Democrats and Republicans have erupted at one another during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, culminating in Republican Sen.

McConnell said the FBI would deliver to the Senate the results of its investigation into claims that Kavanaugh sexually abused women.

Sanders told reporters Wednesday at a rare White House briefing that "the president was stating the facts" at a MS rally Tuesday night.

"Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?" he added.

Flake, the Judiciary Committee member who pushed to delay the vote on Kavanaugh so the FBI could investigate, later told The Washington Post that Trump's comments would not factor into his thinking on the nomination. For both the judge, and the nation, the stakes are high: If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the swing vote on a deeply divided court.

Ms Mitchell wrote that in Dr Ford's previous accounts of the alleged incident - particularly in sessions with marriage and individual therapists in 2012 and 2013 - she struggled to identify Mr Kavanaugh as the assailant by name.

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Disputes have also arisen between over President Trump's request for increased access to Canada's protected dairy market. He said that's why the US had an average eight hundred billion dollars a year in trade losses over five or six years.

"I had one beer - that's the only thing I remember", Trump said. Well do you think it was...

"How did you get there?" 'I don't remember.' How many years ago was it?

"Upstairs, downstairs where was it?" What neighbourhood was it in? 'I don't know. I don't know.

"I had one beer".

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican who has been critical of Trump but also has the president's ear, said Wednesday at the The Atlantic Festival in Washington that Trump's comments were "not helping" and he should "knock it off", but he also argued that "everything he said is factual".

"He said that he was stating facts that Dr. Ford herself laid out in her testimony", Sanders answered "Once again, every single word that Judge Kavanaugh has said has been looked at, examined, picked apart by most of you in this room".

The National Council of Churches said in a statement that he had shown "extreme partisan bias" during his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and lacked the temperament to be a Supreme Court judge.

But Sanders argued that Trump was simply pointing out gaps in Ford's testimony that had also been noted by sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who was hired by Republican senators to question her during the hearing.

Throughout the week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is expected to look into every detail of the alleged assault that Christine Blasey Ford claims took place decades ago. She said Ford has "been treated like a Fabergé egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president".

The bureau's investigation, ordered last week by President Trump, was created to look into allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at Kavanaugh, who has been accused by three women of separate alleged incidents.


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