Trump presides over Kavanaugh's ceremonial swearing

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Earlier Monday, Trump claimed the accusations against Kavanaugh were a "hoax set up by the Democrats".

Kavanaugh said of his SCOTUS colleagues that he knew each of them, "each of whom I greatly admire and respect".

But after being sworn in, Kavanaugh struck a markedly more conciliatory tone. "So I think even before you start focusing on questions about his truthfulness before a Senate committee, you've got to focus on the urgency of the work over the next 30 days, and that's where my focus is", Booker said. Democratic lawmakers, like Booker, are hoping to channel that anger into votes.

Kavanaugh's confirmation process exploded in controversy after California university professor Christine Blasey Ford went public with allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were in high school. Ms. Ness wrote Saturday after senators voted to confirm President Trump's nominee to the high court.

He said: "Although the Senate confirmation process tested me as it has tested others, it did not change me".

Mr Trump said every notion of fairness and decency had been broken, and berated the "the bad suffering" the judge had been forced to endure, adding that "under historic scrutiny", he had been "proven innocent".

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"It was all made up", Trump said. Trump and Senate Republican leaders agreed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe at the request of Republican senators whose support for Kavanaugh appeared to be wavering. Cory Booker, D-N.J., left open the possibility of impeaching Kavanaugh if Democrats take back one of the houses of Congress in next month's midterm elections. "I think you're going to see a lot of things happening on 6 November that wouldn't have". "The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats". "This country would end up being Venezuela".

"It was very, very unfair what happened to him", the president said.

The judge was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday, in a 50-48 vote that largely followed party lines. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell received a standing ovation when he walked in.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.in the White House's East Room.

"When I decided on Brett, I said he's flawless", Trump told the annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Orlando, Florida.

He called the Kavanaugh row "a disgraceful situation brought about by people who are evil", and said that the result was "very exciting". "We all toughed it out together".

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