Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically serene about a woman claiming that his choice for Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, attempted to rape her. The president was supportive of Kavanaugh, but has not met with him personally even though the judge has been in the White House. Was the problem that Trump does not want to back a loser?
Of course, that has not kept POTUS from lying about the facts surrounding the issue, according to NBC News:
‘I don’t think the FBI really should be involved because they don’t want to be involved.’
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) requested the FBI provide a full investigation into her allegations. This was not a criminal investigation, but rather a reopening of Kavanaugh’s background check.
Trump spoke to reporters during a meeting with the president of Poland and indicated that he had not spoken to Kavanaugh for several days. The man in the Oval Office has made a point not to speak with Kavanaugh, because he expected to be asked about any conversations with the judge.
Christine Blasey Ford’s article about Kavanaugh’s alleged attempted rape came out in The Washington Post after the Senate Judiciary committee had concluded. Ford said that Kavanaugh and a friend pulled her into a bedroom during a high school party when he was 17-year-old and she was 15-years-old. There, the judge pinned her down with his body and groped her through her clothing. Then, he tried to remove her one-piece swimsuit.
When Ford tried to scream for help, Kavanaugh placed his hand over her mouth. Ford said she was fearful that he would inadvertently smother her to death. The two young men had already turned up the music to muffled her cries.
With the Polish president by his side, POTUS said:
‘He (Kavanaugh) can handle himself better than anybody. I’m totally supportive. I would say few people that I’ve ever seen, that I’ve ever known… have been so outstanding as Judge Kavanaugh.’
When Anita Hill accused nominee Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her during his Senate Judiciary hearing in 1991, the FBI did a full investigation into her claims. The FBI is uniquely qualified to investigate people’s profiles. However, they can only investigate upon the president’s request, and it certainly would not tell him no.
Judicial Committee chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who was also involved in Anita Hill’s hearing, set the date of Ford’s and Kavanaugh’s public hearing. Thus far, the judge has leaped at the opportunity out of desperation to “defend my integrity.” He has been unusually dug in in his denial. However, Ford’s lawyer has not confirmed that she will be able to attend.
Republican Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) said that “that woman” sounds “pretty mixed up.” He also participated in Hill’s hearing where he waved around a copy of The Exorcist, saying that she fantasized and took passages out of the book. Back then, 11 white men made the decision. In 2018, the Republicans still do not have a woman sitting with them on the committee.
The commander-in-chief questioned Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)’s timing in releasing Ford’s information. She is ranking Senate Judiciary committee Democrat. Feinstein found out about Ford’s allegations in July. However, she did not bring them to the committee out of respect for Ford’s request for privacy.
Even though the president groused a little about the situation, he said:
‘We want to get to the bottom of everything.’
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