Trump Calls Kavanaugh Allegations a ‘Con Game’ by Democrats

President Trump called out Democrats Tuesday and accused them of orchestrating “a con game” against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by making false allegations as an effort to halt his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Trump has grown tired of the blatant character assassinations directed at his latest Supreme Court nominee. Against the wishes of his advisers, the President has decided to get vocal about the lies being told by two women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, saying the accusations are part of a “Democratic con game.”

Trump took the opportunity during a meeting at the United Nations Tuesday with the President of Colombia at the United Nations, to defend Kavanaugh indicating that a California professor’s claim that she was attacked and sexually assaulted by a teenage Kavanaugh, was “totally unsubstantiated” and unbelievable.

“He’s never had any charges like this,” Trump said. “I mean charges come up from 36 years ago that are totally unsubstantiated. I think it’s horrible what the Democrats have done. It’s a con game they’re playing; they’re really con artists. They don’t believe it themselves. They know he’s a high-quality person. They don’t believe it. It’s just resist and obstruct. They’re playing a con game and they play it very well. They play it actually much better than the Republicans.”

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has indicated that during a high school party in 1982 Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her, tried to remove her clothing, and covered her mouth when she tried to scream. She was able to escape without harm but told the Washington Post that she had not told anyone about the incident until 2012 when she reportedly told a couple’s therapist when seeking marriage counseling. The therapist’s notes reviewed by sources at the newspaper indicated the mention of a student who attended an elite boy’s school, who is currently a high-ranking official in DC, but Ford does not indicate it was Kavanaugh.

Important to note is that Ford is not clear about the date or whose house it was at, due to her intoxication at the time. Ford also identified three other people as being at the party, including one who was supposedly in the room at the time of the attack, and none of them recall the incident at all and have even said that they have never seen Kavanaugh mistreat any woman. Kavanaugh adamantly denies the allegations and told Fox News, “I have never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever.” In addition, he added, “I’ve always treated women with dignity and respect.”

The Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans met for the scheduled hearing and vote on Thursday as scheduled, but Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake had a change of heart and would not support Kavanaugh’s confirmation unless there was an FBI investigation into the accusations. The White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were advised, and McConnell formally requested that President Trump move forward with an FBI supplemental background check on Kavanaugh, which “would be limited to current credible allegations against the nominee and must be completed no later than one week from today.” President Trump approved the FBI investigation and we are waiting for the outcome to be announced this week.

~ Liberty Planet

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