Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally

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"Can you imagine if I had?" he said to laughs.

The FBI is now investigating sexual assault allegations against the current federal appeals court judge.

President Donald Trump for the first time directly mocked Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by casting doubt on her testimony during a campaign rally.

"I don't know. I don't know", the President continued. "They destroy people, they want to destroy people", he said referring to Dr. Ford and the people backing her accusations.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Trump's comments on Tuesday were just the latest instance of the President expressing concern about the public outcry resulting from the allegations against Kavanaugh and the impact on other men. A federal statute, 18 U.S.C. 1001, criminalizes such acts "under penalty of felony" saying such persons will be "fined and imprisoned not more than 5 years". "I would feel frightful that we destroyed Kavanaugh", said Graham. The president said it is "scary" because "you can be (found) guilty of something you may not be guilty of".

"She testified for hours, and she remembered a whole lot more than the fact that she had one beer".

Officials said Trump is seeking to boost Hyde-Smith as close as possible to the 50 percent threshold and lend momentum for a possible runoff.

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"In this realm, you are truly guilty until proven innocent, that's one of the very, very bad things that is taking place right now", Trump said.

But Trump spent much of the rally lamenting the treatment of Kavanaugh by Democrats, whose attacks, he said, had taken their toll on the judge's family.

But he said they are not following up at all on Ramirez's account that Kavanaugh thrust his genitals in her face, forcing her to touch them without her consent, during an alcohol-fuelled party when they were students at Yale University in the mid-1980s. "That's very unsafe for our country", Trump said.

What stops someone from making false statements in a written document or an unsworn interview? "That's a very unsafe standard for the country". "The FBI is working very hard and let's see what happens".

During a news conference at the United Nations last week, Trump suggested he was concerned that #MeToo might go too far.

"Think of your son, think of your husband", he said.

He also said that through the process, he's heard from many women who've shared stories with him that they said they may never have shared if not for the current climate. "It's my job description".

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