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October 10, 2018 10:52
Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh for 'Pain' Caused During Confirmation

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The United States President Donald Trump on Monday apologized to recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the trauma that Kavanaugh and his menage had to undergo throughout the confirmation procedure, at the ceremonial swearing-in event in the White House.

Referring to the sexual harassment allegations by American professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University Christine Blasey Ford which led to the hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump apologized for the "terrible pain and suffering" that Kavanaugh and his family were subjected to.

CNN quoted Trump as saying, "Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process." Trump further asserted that a man or a woman in this country "must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty".

"You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent," Trump reiterated.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn-in as an associate justice in the Supreme Court of the United States on Saturday, soon after the Senate confirmed his nomination.

The Supreme Court had, in the beginning, confirmed that Kavanaugh would be sworn-in on the same day as the final vote on his nomination.

The concluding vote count was registered at 50-48 for Kavanaugh, coming as a major triumph for President Donald Trump a month ahead of the mid-term elections.

Ford had alleged Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting at her party in earlier in 1982, when the two were in senior high school, whereas another accuser - Deborah Ramirez - had stated that he uncovered himself to her while in their freshman year at Yale University.

Kavanaugh has well-kept his stand of denying all the misconducts ever since the allegations came to the fore.

-Sowmya Sangam

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