“there was nothing to investigate”
President Donald Trump held a live press conference from New York today and took some questions on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. From Fox News:
In response to a question from Fox News’ John Roberts about why the White House did not ask the FBI to investigate allegations made against Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford, the president responded that “there was nothing to investigate.”
“They didn’t know the location, they didn’t know the time, they didn’t know the year. They didn’t know anything,” Trump said.
The president added that even if an investigation found nothing to corroborate Ford’s claims, “it’s not going to change any of the Democrats’ minds.”
“They’re obstructionists,” Trump went on. “They’re actually con artists because they know how quality this man is, and they’ve destroyed a man’s reputation and they want to destroy it even more … And they know it’s a big, fat con job. And they go into a room and I guarantee you, they laugh like hell at what they’ve pulled off on [the media] and on the public.”
Trump added that the Democrats’ bitter fight against Kavanaugh would backfire on them in the forthcoming midterm elections and predicted that “three, four or five Democrats” would support the judge’s confirmation “because they’re in states that I won by 30 and 40 points and they’re going to give us votes.”
“They’re obstructionists,” Trump said of Democrats. “They’re actually con artists because they know how quality this man [Kavanaugh] is.” pic.twitter.com/qJz2eFprWh
— POLITICO (@politico) September 26, 2018
Another reporter asked Trump about the allegations. He also refused to take the bait and call the women liars.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 26, 2018
WATCH: President Trump declines to describe women who have accused Kavanaugh as liars, but says the claims are all false to him. pic.twitter.com/rA0hzjqonJ
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 26, 2018
However, if the testimony is compelling tomorrow during the hearing, he may withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Trump says there is a possibility that he would withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination if he thought “he was guilty of something like this” and will be watching the hearing to make up his mind pic.twitter.com/FMR1G1ltiL
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 26, 2018
Trump went out with a bang when another reporter, stating that we’re in a dangerous time right now when someone is guilty until proven innocent.
President Trump: In this country, you are guilty until proven innocent. With that said, I look forward to hearing what Judge Kavanaugh and Professor Ford have to say.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) September 26, 2018
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) September 26, 2018
Trump on Kavanaugh: “Nobody knows who to believe. I could pick another supreme court judge. I could pick another one, another one, this could go on forever. Somebody could come and say 30 years ago, 25 years ago, ten years ago, five years ago he did a horrible thing to me.” pic.twitter.com/g0Jt9BwRdF
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 26, 2018
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