Kavanaugh denied the accusation. But Kavanaugh's confirmation was delayed as the Senate considered allegations that he had sexually assaulted a woman in high school.
As Kavanaugh won't vote in any cases prior to his tenure, these votes could end in a 4-4 tie, leading to either a reinstatement of the lower court ruling or a retrial with Kavanaugh. He told an audience that included the entire Supreme Court and a Who's Who of Republican movers and shakers that he had "no bitterness" and would never bring politics into the top court.
"I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said at the evening White House event.
Trump noted that Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley, was in the East Room audience at the White House, along with his two daughters Liza and Margaret.
He then announced, "You sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent" before giving the new justice a handshake.
Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday after a bitter Senate battle.
In a swearing-in ceremony at the White House, following a torrid confirmation process that divided America, the USA president slammed Democrat opponents for having waged a "campaign of personal destruction" against Justice Kavanaugh. And pundits presumed POTUS meant to take a victory lap after his nominee got the Senate's stamp of approval by a slim 50-48 margin following a very divisive confirmation battle, in which Kavanaugh faced multiple sexual misconduct allegations, but especially that he had sexually assaulted Ford when he was in high school. Kavanaugh has moved into the chambers previously occupied by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, who has taken over Kennedy's chambers.
Nikki Haley 'quits' as USA ambassador to United Nations Haley had told him six months ago she would leave at the end of the year . "But I will tell you that I think it's time". Haley, meanwhile, also said that she will not be running in the 2020 elections and that she will campaign for Trump.
As he returned to the White House Monday from Florida, Trump anticipated that Kavanaugh's swearing-in would be a "big night". Almost two-thirds, or 63%, of likely women voters said they will vote for the Democratic congressional nominee in November, compared to 33% of likely women voters who said they'll vote Republican. Kavanaugh has also hired four clerks, all women, the first time that has happened.
Other analysts said the court's reputation could suffer as it becomes perceived as a political, rather than a legal, institution.
Kavanaugh is expected to begin his tenure by hearing two cases dealing with matters of robbery and burglary.
But after being sworn in, Kavanaugh struck a markedly more conciliatory tone.
"I thought it was one of the most disgraceful performances I've ever seen", Trump said Monday of the Democrats' fight against Kavanaugh, who replaces Kennedy, a conservative jurist who often cast the deciding swing vote on ideologically divisive issues, upholding abortion and gay rights and the use of affirmative action aiding racial minorities in college admissions.
Rick Scott says Hurricane Michael is a "monstrous storm" that has the potential to be devastating to the Florida Panhandle. A storm surge watch is in effect for Anclote River in Florida to Anna Maria Island in Florida, including Tampa Bay.
Kanye, I know you're like, 'Yo, this is the real me, I'm off the meds'. "You see they laughing at me", West said. Jared Kushner , Mr Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, will also be present, the paper reports .
People attend a mass prayer for Palu at Talise beach one week after the tsunami hit Palu, Indonesia , October 5, 2018. Reports indicate that the country's early detection warning systems were not working before the tsunami hit.
The 29-year-old has not been called up to the Germany national team squad after retiring from worldwide football. They made it hard for us to play but we knew if we kept playing we would score so everyone is happy today.
If you believe the solution is sit in the box and try find the solution in this way, I don't believe in this way. The Gunners had a shocking start to the season, losing to both Manchester City and Chelsea in quick succession.
The trade war between China and the U.S. is however being seen as a barrier to co-operation in the North Korean crisis. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang this weekend to pave the way for another Trump-Kim summit.
Speaking of colours, a separate leak, posted on GSM Arena , claims that Google will continue its slightly wacky naming convention. Like the Google Home speakers, the Home Hub will also come with Assistant and the ability to control other smart home devices.
In one case, the prime minister is suspected of accepting lavish gifts from a pair of billionaire friends. According to rules, meals can not be ordered from the prime minister's residence when a cook is employed.
Sony Pictures' Venom trounced box office projections with a $205.2 million opening weekend globally, according to Deadline . Considering it was directly competing with A Star Is Born , which also took more than $40m, that's pretty damn impressive.
As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples.
Avon Philippines Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade
"I try to reassure them and find something positive in the diagnosis so they are more relaxed about the future", Smith said. She was told she had triple negative breast cancer, which has none of the receptors that normal breast cancer has.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 File Size Revealed
That's not really a problem - and is now considered normal for most games, especially those with a multiplayer component. The only upside is that Blackout, the new Battle Royale mode, becomes playable once the install is around 30% done.
Nikki Haley Resigns As UN Ambassador
We will miss you... you've done a fantastic job", Trump said in warm words that clearly showed there was no animus between them. But Haley, who is speculated to hold aspirations for higher office, said at the White House: "No I'm not running in 2020 ".
Rare 375-pound white tiger reportedly mauls zookeeper in Japan
At just past 5:00 p.m., an employee at the Hirakawa Zoo alerted emergency services after the tiger bit 40-year-old Akira Furusho. In 2017, a zookeeper in Bangalore, India was attacked by two white tiger cubs while cleaning their enclosure in a wildlife park.
Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist
Saudi Arabia is ranked 169th out of 180 in the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders' latest World Press Freedom Index. The Committee to Protect Journalists said it was alarmed by reports Khashoggi may have been killed inside the consulate.
Antonio Brown to Police, Someone Stole $80,000 and My Gun!
Some of the items fell within "a mere foot or two" of them and could have severely injured or possibly killed them, the suit said. Brown has until Thursday to respond to Sternberg's lawsuit after filing for an extension in September.
Bobby Lashley turned heel on WWE Monday Night Raw
Corbin looked confused on the outside of the ring, and that's when the Conquistador revealed that he was actually Kurt Angle. He and Triple H reunited as D-Generation X on Raw and challenged The Undertaker and Kane to a tag match at Crown Jewel .
Klopp slams 'senseless' Nations League
The Cityzens are level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool but their goal differential is better than the other two. Since pre-season I believe I've understood the way Jurgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays.
First look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman no responses
It's pretty chic, which isn't surprising considering it's been designed by Oscar victor Colleen Atwood . Whatever world we're in, it's very exciting to get a look at Batwoman as she'll appear onscreen.
IPhone XS charging fix now available in new iOS 12.0.1 update
Whilst Android users are generally blown away when they receive a firmware update, iOS device owners just accept it as the norm. Apple has released an update for iOS 12 which fixes several bugs experienced by iPhone Xs and Xs Max users, The Verge reports.
Wozniacki wins 30th title
Sevastova edged a tight first set with a solitary break as Osaka's game showed signs of falling apart. She sealed the win on her own serve and admits her game is now in a good place.