Trump accuses Dems of ‘destroying a man’s reputation’ on Kavanaugh

BREAKING NEWS: Trump accuses Democrats of ‘destroying a man’s reputation’ over sex attacks on Brett Kavanaugh – as he calls accusations against nominee FALSE but says he COULD change is mind after Christine Ford testifies

  • President Donald Trump said if Brett Kavanaugh was guilty, he would withdraw his nomination to the Supreme Court
  • He noted he’d be watching Thursday’s hearing where Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Ford are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • ‘I can be persuaded of anything,’ Trump said
  • He also conceded he could lose Senate votes after Thursday’s testimony
  • Trump’s words add to the weight on Kavanaugh’s shoulders as he works to save his nomination to the high court 
  • Trump said he’s been accused of sexual harassment and admitted it has colored his view of the situation
  • ‘I’ve had a lot of false charges made against me – a lot,’ Trump said. ‘When I see it I view it differently than someone sitting at home watching television’
  • He defended Kavanaugh, saying ‘these are false accusations’
  • But he said he still wants to hear what Ford has to say 

President Donald Trump says he could change his mind over his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after he hears what accuser Christine Blasey Ford says at Thursday’s hearing.

He revealed on Wednesday he could pick a new nominee – if he thinks Kavanaugh is guilty.

‘If I thought he would was guilty of something like this sure,’ the president said when asked if there were any circumstances he would name a new person to the Supreme Court.

‘I can be persuaded of anything,’ Trump said. 

He said he’d be watching Thursday when Kavanaugh and Ford testify separately before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

President Donald Trump is charging with Democrats with laughing ‘like hell’ over the situation with his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home in Chevy Chase, Md., on Wednesday

Trump’s words add to the weight on Kavanaugh’s shoulders as he will plead with senators and the president for his judicial career and the career appointment of a lifetime.

Not only will the eyes of the world watch how he addresses Ford’s allegation he sexually assaulted her while they were high school students in the 1980s, lawmakers will be weighing his every word to decide on how to vote.

Trump also conceded it’s possible Republican senators could change their mind after they hear from Ford.

‘It’s possible,’ he conceded, ‘They’ll change their mind.’

With a 51-seat majority in the upper chamber, Republicans can only afford to lose one vote if all Democrats vote no. There are four senators causing GOP leaders concern – Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

Kavanaugh will admit to drinking too much when he testifies before senators on Thursday but he will emphasize he ‘never sexually assaulted anyone – not in high school, not in college, not ever.’

The Supreme Court nominee’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee was released Wednesday. 

Trump also admitted his view of the situation has been colored by the fact he’s been accused of sexual assault himself, all cases he has denied.

‘I’ve had a lot of false charges made against me – a lot,’ Trump said.

‘When I see it I view it differently than someone sitting at home watching television,’ he added. 

But he added he still wanted to hear from Ford.   

Ford plans to acknowledge her recollection of the house party decades ago in the Washington suburbs, where she attended a private Catholic school near the one attended by the future high court nominee, is murky.

‘Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes. He had a hard time because he was so drunk, and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit under my clothes. I believed he was going to rape me,’ she says in prepared testimony. 

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Ford acknowledges she does not have recall of all the details of the incident – including the host or the address of the party, or the date when it allegedly occurs.

‘I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t remember as much as I would like to. But the details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget,’ she said. 

She will testify first, followed by Kavanaugh. 

And Trump, once again, defended his Supreme Court nominee, who has denied all charges. The president said that ‘these are false accusations.’

He has stood by his nominee since the first allegation came to light last Sunday. 

The president also argued he could pick a woman for the job and she could have allegations against her.

‘Whether it’s a man or a woman – it can happen the other way also,’ he said at a press conference on Wednesday following his meetings at the United Nations. 

‘I could pick a woman and she could have charges made from many years ago,’ he added.    

Kavanaugh is facing – and denying – charges from three women. 

In addition to Ford, Debra Ramirez claims Ford exposed himself to her when drunk at a party when they were students at Yale University, pushed his penis in her face and forced her to touch it when she pushed him away. 

And Julie Swetnick, in a bombshell allegation on Wednesday, charged Kavanaugh and his high school pals with drugging and raping women. 

Trump declined to answer if he thought the women were liars.

‘I won’t get into that game I will only tell you this – this is one of he highest quality people I ever met,’ he said.

Earlier Wednesday, when asked if the woman were liars, Trump responded: ‘What’s your next question?’

Only Ford is testifying Thursday but Ramirez’s attorney said she is willing to do the same. 

Swetnick’s lawyer said she is willing to talk to the FBI. All three women have called for an FBI investigation into their allegations, which Trump brushed aside. 

Christine Ford will testify Thursday

Debbie Ramirez accuses Kavanaugh of assaulting her in college

‘The FBI told us they investigated Judge Kavanaugh six times, five times over the years. They know him very well but here there was nothing to investigation from one point,’ he said, adding there are no details on the time or location.

He also argues an investigation would not change Democrats’ minds. 

‘It’s not going to change any of the Democrats minds,’ he said.

‘It doesn’t mater if the FBI came back with the most cleanest score,’ he added. ‘It wouldn’t make one difference.’

But at his press conference – his third solo one since he’s been president – Trump repeated his charge that Democrats are running a con job and added a new twist – that they are laughing like hell at the situation surrounding Kavanaugh.

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‘They know it’s a big fat con job,’ Trump said, adding ‘they laugh like hell.’

He added: ‘Laughing, how they fooled you all.’ 

He charged Democrats with destroying Kavanaugh’s reputation, calling his nominee ‘one of he highest quality people I ever met.’ 

He also said Democrats would vote against George Washington if he was up for confirmation.

‘If we had George Washington the Democrats would vote against him,’ Trump said, adding: ‘And he may have had a bad past.’  

Ford charged Kavanaugh with sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers at a high school party in the 1980s. 

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. 

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