Trump de­fends Ka­vanaugh over fresh mis­con­duct al­le­ga­tion

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global -

Wash­ing­ton: US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump mounted an an­gry de­fence of Supreme Court Jus­tice Brett Ka­vanaugh on Sun­day as the con­tro­ver­sial judge faced calls for an in­ves­ti­ga­tion over fresh al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct.

Trump blasted the me­dia and “Rad­i­cal Left Democrats” after a for­mer Yale class­mate of Ka­vanaugh alleged that the ju­rist ex­posed him­self at a fresh­man year party. The lat­est al­le­ga­tion in the New York Times came after Ka­vanaugh de­nied sex­ual mis­con­duct ac­cu­sa­tions lev­elled against him by two women dur­ing his con­fir­ma­tion to the Supreme Court last Oc­to­ber. Chris­tine Blasey Ford tes­ti­fied be­fore Con­gress that Ka­vanaugh sex­u­ally as­saulted her in the 1980s, while Deborah Ramirez told New Yorker Ka­vanaugh had waved his pe­nis in front of her face in the 1980s.

“Now the Rad­i­cal Left Democrats and their Part­ner, the LameStream Me­dia, are after Brett Ka­vanaugh again, talk­ing loudly of their favourite word, im­peach­ment,” Trump tweeted. “He is an in­no­cent man who has been treated HOR­RI­BLY. Such lies about him. They want to scare him into turn­ing Lib­eral!”

The new al­le­ga­tions came from Max Stier, who runs a non-profit in Wash­ing­ton. His con­cerns were re­ported to the FBI dur­ing Ka­vanaugh’s 2018 con­fir­ma­tion process but not probed, ac­cord­ing to the Times. Stier said he saw his for­mer class­mate “with his pants down at a dif­fer­ent drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his pe­nis into the hand of a fe­male stu­dent.” Aman­ager

at a Chicago travel agency has been charged with “il­le­gally reap­ing” more than 42 mil­lion Delta Air Lines miles worth al­most $2 mil­lion by reg­is­ter­ing cus­tomers as em­ploy­ees on the air­line's busi­ness re­wards pro­gramme. The US jus­tice de­part­ment said on Fri­day that Gen­nady Podol­sky, a Ukrainian and Amer­i­can ci­ti­zen and man­ag­ing part­ner and travel agent at Vega In­ter­na­tional Travel Ser­vices Inc, was charged with 12 counts of wire fraud on Wed­nes­day. Seth Kirschen­baum, an at­tor­ney rep­re­sent­ing Podol­sky, said his client’s con­duct was “not fraud­u­lent” and that al­le­ga­tions

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