Trump launched into an attack yet on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor whose allegation of sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh kick-started the FBI’s weeklong investigation of his SCOTUS nominee.
At another of his his Make America Great Again rallies, this one in Southaven, Miss., Trump mocked Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. She described how Kavanaugh allegedly tried to drunkenly force himself on her at a house party in suburban Maryland in the 80s. Trump told the crowd, before tearing into Ford’s recounting of the assault to a cheering crowd,
“Thirty-six years ago this happened….
How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember.’ How’d you get there? ‘I don’t remember.’ Where is the place? ‘I don’t remember.’ How many years ago was it? ‘I don’t know.’”
What neighborhood was it in? ‘I don’t know.’ Where’s the house? ‘I don’t know.’ Upstairs, downstairs, where was it? ‘I don’t know. But I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember.’”
Ford’s lawyers earlier Tuesday said she had not yet been interviewed by agents as part of the FBI’s investigation into Kavanaugh. Attorneys Debra Katz and Michael Bromwich wrote to top FBI officials in a letter obtained by Politico.
“It is inconceivable that the FBI could conduct a thorough investigation of Dr. Ford’s allegations without interviewing her, Judge Kavanaugh, or the witnesses we have identified in our letters to you.”
The bureau is set to wrap up its inquiry as soon as today. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the report of its findings will be available only to senators, not the public,
At the rally Trump criticized another of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Julie Swetnick, who alleges that Kavanaugh took part in plying women with alcohol and drugs, without their knowledge, at house parties in the Washington area in the early 80s. Swetnick says that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were present at one such gathering where she was raped by multiple boys. She told MSNBC,
“They were hanging about the area where I started to feel disoriented and where the room was, and where the other boys were hanging out. And laughing. I could hear them laughing and laughing.”
Swetnick also said she believes Kavanaugh was involved in coordinated attempts to gang-rape girls at parties. Trump dismissed that accusation in Mississippi.
“They had gang rape. A gang rape. Many times. Well that turned out to be false. So many different charges.“
Trump on Tuesday said that Kavanaugh’s life had been “shattered” and was “in tatters” as a result of the allegations, for which he pinned blame on a smear campaign by congressional Democrats to hobble his nominee.
“They destroy people. They want to destroy people. These are really evil people.”
If you can stand the sight of him or the sound of his voice, watch.
(Photo, YouTube; via Politico)