On Saturday, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Kavanaugh by 50-48 votes, which was mostly on party lines. A yawning divide has opened in the past year over whether allegations of sexual misconduct should be enough to topple accused men from the pinnacle of their professions.
Avenatti is carrying on his own dalliance - with the prospect of running for president in 2020 - but some Republicans believe his attachment to the most implausible allegations against Kavanaugh tainted the more credible ones.
On Monday evening, Mr Trump will host another swearing-in ceremony for him at the White House.
While speaking at the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention celebrating its 125th anniversary, Trump said Kavanaugh was a fantastic justice despite "disgraceful" false charges and false accusations from leftist Democrats.
But Monday marked the first time Trump has assigned a motive to Democrats or suggested the claims of any of Kavanaugh's accusers were intentional fiction.
The outpouring of opinion on the political after effetcs of the Kavanaugh nomination circus continue unabated in the USA media.
What's unclear is whether GOP unity is enough to preserve the GOP power in Congress. Lacy had been working at the White House in support of Kavanaugh's nomination.
Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer campaigns outside Fargo, N.D., recently. That's the state Trump won by 36 percentage points against Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, the only Republican to oppose Kavanaugh, said it was time for the Senate - and Americans - to "heal" after such a divisive few weeks.
She says the treatment of Ford and Anita Hill, who alleged sexual harassment by future Justice Clarence Thomas before his 1991 confirmation, shows why women are reluctant to report assaults when they do happen.
"I think a lot of Democrats are going to vote Republican", he said. "Everything was uncorroborated", he told reporters in Topeka, Kansas.
The Hawaii Democrat criticized Collins for her views in light of the Maine Republican's meetings with sexual assault survivors.
"We did raise money off someone telling us to go kill ourselves", Romano said.
"I haven't heard him say that again to me, but I think he still believes it", Trump said as the audience laughed.
This week alone, he's expected to hold rallies in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. "I told no one, but God". "Folks who feel very strongly one way or the other about the issues in front of us should get out and vote and participate".
When Bash asked if he was "happy" about Kavanaugh's confirmation, Kasich replied, "it's not about a matter of happy".
"The Democrats have become too extreme and too risky to govern".
Republicans, however, may benefit most in the short term. "I had never been more [angry] in my life".
Sen. Collins (R-ME) proved to be a crucial vote in the confirmation, even delivering a press conference to announce her decision to confirm Kavanaugh. "Terrible statements that were totally untrue that he knew nothing about - frankly terms that he probably never heard in his life", Trump said at the International Association of Chiefs of Police meeting.
"We're not defined by a president who mocks a hero, Dr. (Christine) Blasey Ford".
The next day, Sen. "I was assaulted when I was younger and I didn't tell anybody". She then said her "greatest fears have been realized".