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Trump Challenges Kavanaugh Accuser: If Assault ‘As Bad As She Says’, Charges Would’ve Been Filed

The facade of restraint is broken: President Donald Trump is on the attack against the forces threatening Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court confirmation.

The president took to Twitter to praise Kavanaugh as a “fine man” who is being obstructed by “radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers.”

This comes as Senate Democrats face off against their Republican colleagues over when Christine Ford will testify about her sexual assault claims before the Judiciary Committee.

In a subsequent tweet, he cast doubt on Ford’s allegations of assault, writing: “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents.”

Ford’s lawyers have signaled she is open to testifying before the committee, but said that a Monday appearance was a nonstarter. She is also asking for certain terms to be met ahead of her appearance.

Trump’s tweets follow his comments to Sean Hannity on Thursday, where he questioned why Ford didn’t alert the FBI when the assault allegedly happened, when the two were teenagers.

“Why didn’t somebody call the FBI 36 years ago?” Trump asked. “I mean you could also say when did this all happen, what’s going on? To take a man like this and besmirch — now with that being said, let her have her say and let’s see how it all works out.”

“I think it’s a very sad situation. He’s an outstanding person,” Trump said.

UPDATE 9:30 a.m.: “Why didn’t someone call the FBI 36 years ago?”

Correction: A previous version of this post stated that Ford had agreed to testify on Monday. While Ford’s lawyers have said she is open to testifying, they have rejected the invitation to a Monday hearing. Mediaite regrets the error.

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