Published: Wed, September 26, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself From Sliming Kavanaugh’s Accusers

Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself From Sliming Kavanaugh’s Accusers

"She admits that she was drunk, she admits time lapses", Trump said when asked whether Ramirez should be invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, as Ford and Kavanaugh have been.

Ramirez says she grew up as a devout Catholic and that what happened to her in college was shocking.

Joining the maelstrom, Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with Trump, claimed to represent a woman with information about high school-era parties attended by Kavanaugh and urged the Senate to investigate.

Both Graham and Hannity asserted that Dr. Ford deserves a Senate hearing Thursday to lay out the allegations.

He said he "did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter".

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"The president said a number of times that these individuals should be heard", she also said. He said he considered both of Kavanaugh's accusers to be politically motivated. "She was totally messed up".

Murkowski's remarks, made Monday night, were published shortly after she publicly suggested the FBI should investigate the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

Ford has alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party more than three decades ago, when he was 17 and she was 15, saying he put his hand over her mouth to stop her screaming as he attempted rape. She said she remembers a student pointing a gag plastic penis in her direction, and later, that student and another standing nearby as she was on the floor, with a third student exposing himself to her. Current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas received no recommendation from the Judiciary Committee in 1991, but was still confirmed by the Senate.

The best the Federal Bureau of Investigation would be able to do under these circumstances is take statements from everyone involved under theoretical legal jeopardy for any false claims, and then present them to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Realistically, though, prosecuting under 18 USC 1001 for false statements would be as problematic as making a case against Kavanaugh, for the same reasons - the passage of nearly four decades of time. Kavanaugh denied the allegation and called it "a smear, plain and simple".

"Certainly we would be open to that, and that process could take place on Thursday", Sanders said during an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America, adding: "The president has been clear, let them speak".

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