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Senator Hassan unloads on Trump on CNN: ‘This is why victims of sexual assault don’t come forward’

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New Hampshire Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan wasn’t pulling any punches Friday on CNN, delivering a blistering indictment of the way President Trump and Senate Republicans have treated Christine Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assaulting her 36 years ago. Over the past several days, Republicans and the president alike have taken swings at the alleged victim, culminating today with a tweet from the president reading in part “if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities [sic].”

“Along with the comments from President Trump this morning, what we are seeing is exactly why it’s so hard for survivors of sexual assault to come forward, especially when they are traumatized teenagers as Dr. Ford was when this assault that she reports now happened,” Hassan said. “These comments really reflect the way society has been treating women when they do try to come forward with these reports.”

President Trump, Hassan continued “is part of the problem. He is really trying to marginalize her and attacking her and trying to shove her back into the dark. What we all need to do is make sure she is supported and respected.”

Hassan had harsh words for her Republican counterparts as well, who she said “are just setting this hearing up so they can say they listened to her, but they are planning to confirm Judge Kavanaugh no matter what she says.”

Hassan noted that Ford has requested an FBI investigation into her allegations, and that lying to the bureau is a crime.

“She is willing to talk to them and willing to make sure that the Senate gets the actual facts,” Hassan added, slamming Senate Republicans. “When I hear the take it or leave it proposals that the Senate Republicans are putting forward, it seems to me that they think that the answer here, no matter what Dr. Ford says and no matter what an FBI investigation might reflects, they have no intention of it affecting their vote.”

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‘The president’s in major trouble’: CNN polling analyst reveals how Trump dug himself a massive hole for 2020

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President Donald Trump should be coasting to reelection given that unemployment is under four percent -- but poll after poll shows that the president is significantly down compared to prospective Democratic rivals.

In fact, polling data from the president's own reelection campaign leaked last week and showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden significantly in multiple key swing states, which infuriated the president and resulted in the firing of staff pollsters.

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WATCH: Financial reporter blows the lid off Trump’s decades-long scam to lie about his wealth

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Bombshell reports from the New York Times have found that President Donald Trump has lied about his wealth for decades now -- even during times when he was burning through cash and had trouble finding a bank willing to lend him money.

Financial reporter Jonathan Greenberg went on CNN Monday to expose just how Trump has kept the true status of his wealth a secret from the general public for decades.

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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