Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

Glen Mclaughlin
October 4, 2018

A friend of Christine Blasey Ford denied Wednesday that the Kavanaugh accuser ever helped her prepare for a lie detector test, firing back at claims purportedly from a Ford ex-boyfriend that raised new questions about her Senate testimony. During his testimony to the committee, he said he does not deny that Ford was sexually assaulted "at some point in her life".

Trump mocked Ford at a rally in MS on Tuesday night, listing what he described as holes in her account as his audience laughed. But he also said the judge's interactions with members of the Judiciary Committee were "sharp and partisan and that concerns me".

"'How did you get home?' I don't remember. You can be somebody that was flawless your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something ... and you're automatically guilty". I don't remember. Where was the place? And I think the country needs to be behind it and we need a more bipartisan process.

"Where's the house? I don't know!" 'I don't know. Upstairs.

The FBI has so far interviewed at least four key witnesses in its investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college. Writing in all capital letters, Trump said when he goes to political rallies, which are organised by Republicans, he sees that voters are angry at the "vicious and despicable" way Democrats are treating his nominee. The group is planning a "Cancel Kavanaugh" march on Thursday beginning at the federal appeals court in Washington on which he sits. "'I don't know.' 'But I had one beer, that's the only thing I remember, '" the president said as the crowd cheered.

Trump, while discussing Kavanaugh's treatment, began rehashing Ford's testimony.

"Pretend I'm on the ballot", he added.

■Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate will vote this week on whether to elevate Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Mr Judge is one of multiple people the FBI has already interviewed as part of its reopened background investigation into Mr Kavanaugh.

Leaning: Collins' signal that she was comfortable Kavanaugh wouldn't overturn Roe vs. Wade appeared to be a sign that she was going to vote for him.

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During the hearing, Kavanaugh acknowledged sometimes drinking too many beers in high school but said he did not have a problem with alcohol and never forgot his behavior - characterizations that have been questioned in news reports by some former classmates.

"It is a very scary time for young men in America when you could be guilty of something you may not be guilty of", Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before boarding Marine One.

The South Carolina Republican said he still believes Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the high court soon.

The president told reporters on Monday: "The FBI should interview anybody that they want within reason, but you have to say within reason".

President Trump has said he wants the FBI to conduct a "very comprehensive investigation" into sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court nominee - but not a "witch hunt".

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

Ludington said the man in question was annoyed by Kavanaugh and his classmates' attention, and got into an altercation with the Yale students, according to a report. By Ford's own testimony, there are gaps in her memory.

Speaking on the Senate floor on Wednesday, McConnell again took aim at Kavanaugh opponents. Julie Swetnick made that assertion in a sworn statement and is represented by Michael Avenatti, who also represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her claim that Trump paid her for silence about an alleged 2006 affair.

"Despite these efforts, we have received no response from anyone involved in this investigation, and no response to our offer for Dr. Ford to be interviewed", they said in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and General Counsel Dana Boente.

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