Trump Trashes Supreme Court Justice In New Book

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In the new book – Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency – author Michael Wolff shares some surprisingly bitter remarks by ‘the former guy’ about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“There were so many others I could have appointed, and everyone wanted me to,” Donald Trump told Wolff in an interview for the book.

From Axios:

“Where would he be without me? I saved his life. He wouldn’t even be in a law firm. Who would have had him? Nobody. Totally disgraced. Only I saved him.”

For Kavanaugh to not do Trump’s bidding on the matter of ultimate importance — overturning the election — was, in Trump’s mind, a betrayal of the highest order.

Wolff writes that Trump feels betrayed by all three justices he put on the court, including Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett, but “reserved particular bile for Kavanaugh.”

Recalling the brutal confirmation fight, Trump said: “Practically every senator called me … and said, ‘Cut him loose, sir, cut him loose. He’s killing us, Kavanaugh.’ … I said, ‘I can’t do that.'”

“I had plenty of time to pick somebody else,” Trump continued. “I went through that thing and fought like hell for Kavanaugh — and I saved his life, and I saved his career. At great expense to myself … okay? I fought for that guy and kept him.”

Trump Demands Everyone At NY Times Resign

Responding to new reports regarding the college behavior of Supreme Court Justice Brett ‘Skippy’ Kavanaugh by the New York Times, Donald Trump called for “the resignation of everybody at the New York Times” involved in the reporting.

He has lost his mind.

Trump “Apologizes” To Brett Kavanaugh, Falsely Claims He Was “Proven Innocent”

At a ceremonial swearing in at the White House last night, Donald Trump falsely claimed that newly-installed Justice Brett Kavanaugh had been “proven innocent” of the allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Trump claimed the allegations were based on “lies and deceptions.”

Said Trump:

“On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of personal and political destruction based on lies and deception.

“What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process. In our country, a man or a woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

“And with that, I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent.”

The Trumpster literally can’t stop himself from lying, as if by saying something over and over again he can create his own reality.

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed To The Supreme Court By Vote Of 50-48

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court today by a vote of 50-48.
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The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court today by a vote of 50-48.

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski withdrew her ‘no’ vote as a courtesy to Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines, who is walking his daughter down the aisle in Montana today.

There’s an irony that Kavanaugh is the 69th judge confirmed by the Trump administration.

Trump’s Lies Side By Side Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony

Earlier this week, the president of the United States stood before a crowd and openly mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

In a breathtaking lack of decorum or civility, Donald Trump told his followers that Ford testified that she didn’t remember hardly any details surrounding her alleged sexual assault by soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Now This put Dr. Ford’s testimony next to Trump’s crass rally display.

She doesn’t remember? Really?

And speaking of remembering, Charles Ludington, Lynne Brookes and Elizabeth Swisher, who attended Yale University from 1983 to 1987 with Kavanaugh, penned an op-ed for the Washington Post denouncing Kavanaugh’s lies during his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his drinking.

They should know – they were his drinking buddies.

We were college classmates and drinking buddies with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. In the past week, all three of us decided separately to respond to questions from the media regarding Brett’s honesty, or lack thereof. In each of our cases, it was his public statements during a Fox News TV interview and his sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that prompted us to speak out.

We each asserted that Brett lied to the Senate by stating, under oath, that he never drank to the point of forgetting what he was doing. We said, unequivocally, that each of us, on numerous occasions, had seen Brett stumbling drunk to the point that it would be impossible for him to state with any degree of certainty that he remembered everything that he did when drunk.

Sens. Susan Collins & Joe Manchin Announce ‘Yes’ Votes To Confirm Kavanaugh To Supreme Court

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced during a lengthy speech on the floor of the Senate that she will vote ‘yes’ on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Shortly after her announcement, red state Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin also announced he will vote ‘yes’ as well, which appears to give Kavanaugh the 51 votes he needs for confirmation.

Manchin, in a tough re-election fight in West Virginia, is the only Democrat to cross party lines and vote for Kavanaugh.

Brett Kavanaugh Pens Op-Ed: “I Might Have Been Too Emotional At Times”

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh penned a last-minute op-ed for the conservative Wall Street Journal defending his defensive and pointed Senate Judiciary Committee testimony last week.

From The Wall Street Journal:

My hearing testimony was forceful and passionate. That is because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me.

At times, my testimony—both in my opening statement and in response to questions—reflected my overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused, without corroboration, of horrible conduct completely contrary to my record and character. My statement and answers also reflected my deep distress at the unfairness of how this allegation has been handled.

I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times. I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said.

I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: my mom, my dad, my wife, and most of all my daughters.

It’s notable that Kavanaugh chose two Murdoch-owned media outlets to make his case: Fox News for his TV interview and Wall Street Journal for his op-ed.

WATCH: First Senate Vote On Kavanaugh Scheduled For This Morning

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After rough and tumble political upheaval, the U.S. Senate will begin to vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavansugh to the U. S. Supreme Court today.

According to many political reporters, Republicans have 48 of the 50 votes (Vice President Mike Pence would become the 51st in case of a tie) to approve Kavanaugh.

There are four unannounced senators at this time. Three Republicans – Sens. Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski – and West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin.

The GOP needs just two of them.

The first cloture vote is scheduled for 10:30AM ET/7:30AM PT.

Watch the live feed below.

FBI Investigation ‘Complete,’ Republicans Say Time To Move On To Kavanaugh Vote

Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Well, that was quick.

The ‘new’ FBI investigation into allegations that Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when the were teens, is done say Senate Republicans.

The report, which will not be released to the public, is available for all 100 U.S. Senators to review, albeit for only an hour.

And one at a time, as only one copy has been made available in an effort to ensure it’s not leaked to the public.

There are apparently 46 pages of interview summaries in the report, with nine pages devoted to Kavanaugh’s former bestie, Mark Judge, who agreed to cooperate.

Ford says Judge was in the room years ago when the alleged assault took place.

Republicans say there’s nothing new to see.

“There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know,” Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement Thursday. “These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the F.B.I. could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations.”

But Democrats counter that there’s nothing in the report that makes them believe Ford’s allegations any less.

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley tweeted, “I read the FBI report. This whole thing is a sham. This stunted, strangled investigation was designed to provide cover, not to provide the truth.”

According to The New York Times, several leads and identified witnesses were not interviewed.

In any case, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already scheduled preliminary votes in the full Senate regarding Kavanaugh’s nomination.

The Times notes that Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine, two important Republican swing votes, have indicated they seem satisfied with the report, although neither have announced how they ultimately plan to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Interestingly, Axios reports that the Kavanaugh debacle seems to have tightened several races in the upcoming midterm elections as the issue seems to have energized Republicans in states like Montana, Indiana, West Virginia, Missouri and Tennessee.

Plus, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released yesterday found that the “wide Democratic enthusiasm advantage that has defined the 2018 campaign up to this point has disappeared.”

While last month the Democrats appeared to hold a double-digit lead over Republicans in a generic ballot, that lead has now dropped to only 6 points.

Trump Openly Mocks Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford

Americans were stunned last night as Donald Trump openly mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a campaign rally.

After telling the press that she had been “very compelling” last week after her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump questioned her credibility last night.

Imitating Ford and her questioner, Trump said, “‘I had one beer.’ Well do you think it was…?”

“‘Nope. It was one beer.’ Oh good. How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember.’”

“How did 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. I don’t know. I don’t know.’”

“What neighborhood was it in? ‘I don’t know.’ Where’s the house? ‘I don’t know. Upstairs. Downstairs. I don’t know. But I had one beer, that’s the only thing I remember.’”

And the crowd went wild. Watch below.