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Fox’s Andrew Napolitano: It’s over for Kavanaugh unless he can overcome Dr. Ford’s ‘extremely credible’ testimony

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Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano predicted on Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s chances at become a high court justice were over unless he can appear to be more credible than Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has been in her testimony.

Following a break for lunch during Blasey Ford’s sexual assault testimony, a Fox News panel agreed that she appeared to be telling the truth about the alleged sexual assault she suffered at the hands of Kavanaugh.

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Napolitano argued that the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee had miscalculated when they hired an experienced prosecutor named Rachel Miller to question Blasey Ford.

“The court of public opinion, if our [Fox News] colleagues is an adequate sample of it, is that she is extremely credible,” Napolitano said. “And Rachel Mitchell not only is not laying a glove on her, but in my view is actually helping her credibility by the gentility of which these questions are being asked and the open-ended answers that the witness is being permitted to give.”

“The president cannot be happy,” the former judge added.

Napolitano said that Kavanaugh must shed the appearance of an academic jurist and “become a person inflicted with the most righteous indignation in order to overcome the extraordinarily credible performance that his accuser has made so far.”

“Only that will save him at this point,” he concluded.

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