‘Be strong in your denials’ Donald Trump tells Kavanaugh before hearing

The United States President Trump is reportedly phoned Brett Kavanaugh ahead of Thursday’s hearing into sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee, offering him support and advice.

Kavanaugh was told by Donald Trump to be strong and aggressive in his denials, and not to be afraid to push back against the accusations against him, “someone familiar with the call” told CNN.

United States Vice President Mike Pence also called Kavanaugh before the hearing according to a news outlet

Kavanaugh is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about an allegation that he tried to force himself on a teen girl at a party when he was 17 in 1982. He has strongly denied the accusation.