Trump shamelessly mocks Ford at rally as more Kavanaugh dirt surfaces

Thursday, 04 Oct, 2018

Trump risked alienating key undecided senators when he derided the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s at a high school party.

Concerns: Flake says he supports putting a conservative jurist such as Kavanaugh on the bench but he has expressed concern about the public's perception of an illegitimate process that would damage the Supreme Court's reputation.

A month later, in August, Kilmeade lamented that former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman had "outsmarted the president" by writing a tell-all book about his chaotic administration. It's just not right. It's just not right.

"I wish he hadn't done it".

Mr Flake of Arizona is a closely watched swing vote as Republicans can potentially only afford one defection if they are to confirm their nominee.

The FBI could complete its interviews Wednesday and provide investigative summaries to the White House and Senators soon after.

Ford's lawyer, Michael Bromwich, called Trump's attack Tuesday "vicious, vile and soulless". Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?

President Donald Trump for the first time directly mocked Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by casting doubt on her testimony during a campaign rally.

Mr Trump was in MS yesterday looking to use his influence to sway the outcome of a low-profile election that could tip the balance of the Senate.

At a rally in Mississippi Tuesday evening, Trump complained about the impact the allegations have had on Kavanaugh and his family and the delay some in his own party pressed for to further investigate the claims. She defended her actions as protecting Ford's desire for privacy.

"The issues of credibility and temperament are not something that happened 30 years ago; they're about Judge Kavanaugh today and how he is as a 53-year-old", Minority Leader Sen. Well, you think it was...? But I had one beer. 'How did you get there?' I don't remember.

"How did you get home?" he said, taking on the role of prosecutor. I don't remember. Where was the place?

Another: When Trump complained on Twitter this summer about "many years of USA foolishness and stupidity, " Kilmeade made an issue of it on the show.

"I know a lot about sexual assault and so the thought that we don't care about that is ridiculous", Corker said. What neighbourhood was it in?

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway made a similar argument earlier in the day, saying that Ford had "been treated like a Faberge egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president" and that Trump was "pointing out factual inconsistencies". 'Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?' I don't know. "'I don't know. But I had one beer". That's the only thing I remember.

What Trump and his supporters appear to miss in those statements is that life has always been hard for some men; men who have lived in fear of being prosecuted unjustly.

Ford and Kavanaugh weren't on the initial list the White House provided for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to interview, and the sources tell CNN they still aren't. That's a very, very hard standard.

What does Prof Ford remember?

Another Yale classmate, Jennifer Klaus, said she often socialized with Kavanaugh at Yale and vigorously disputed his portrayal of himself.