President Donald Trump has mocked the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a rally in Mississippi.
“What neighbourhood was it in? I don’t know,” Mr Trump said. “But I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember. And a man’s life is in tatters.”
Days earlier he had said Prof Ford was a “credible” and “compelling” witness.
Prof Ford told a Senate committee that Mr Kavanaugh assaulted her as a teenager, an allegation he denies.
Mr Trump ordered the FBI to examine the claims following the Senate testimony.
However, Prof Ford’s lawyers say the FBI have not yet spoken to her and say it is “inconceivable” that the agency could conduct a thorough investigation without interviewing her.
The FBI investigation is due to be completed by Friday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate must vote on confirming Mr Kavanaugh this week. Read more