First Lady Melania Trump made an ugly accusation against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a new book by well-connected right wing activists claims. She told President Donald Trump Dr. Ford was lying, the New York Post reports.
“You know that woman is lying, don’t you?” Mrs. Trump told her husband, according to Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino in “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court.”
Ford had publicly accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct and attempted rape.
Last year the First Lady suggested she did not believe Dr. Ford, whose Senate testimony was aired live before GOP Senators rammed through Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the nation’s highest court.
“We need to have really hard evidence … if you accuse [someone] of something, show the evidence,” Trump said, as Yahoo reports.
“I do stand with women,” the First Lady insisted. “But we need to show the evidence. You cannot just say to somebody, ‘I was sexually assaulted’ or ‘you did that to me’ … because sometimes the media goes too far in the way they portray some stories. It’s not correct. It’s not right.”
Severino is the head of Judicial Crisis Network, a secretly-funded far right wing activist organization that spent millions of dollars to get Kavanaugh onto the U.S. Supreme Court. Before he was confirmed Severino called his alleged actions “rough horseplay.”
MSNBC analyst shreds GOP claim impeachment is an effort to change the 2016 election
Republicans have claimed that the reason Democrats have sought impeachment, either from the Russia scandal to the Ukraine scandal, is that they want to unmake the 2016 election. Speaking to MSNBC Sunday, NYU Law Prof. Melissa Murray ripped the claim to shreds.
First, impeachment would only remove President Donald Trump is the Republican Senate voted to do so. If the president were removed, the new president wouldn't be Hillary Clinton; it would be Mike Pence, getting Democrats no victories other than upholding the rule of law.
"As these proceedings go away, there is building support for impeachment; it will require a supermajority of the Senate in order to convict and remove the president, which will require some Republican Senators to peel off and depart from the path," Murray said. "But I think the really important thing that Bob has mentioned here is this idea ta the Republicans are taunting that impeachment is a backend effort to basically subvert the will of the people. I think the testimony that was presented yesterday makes clear that that claim is specious."
Rudy Giuliani’s devotion has escorted Trump straight to impeachment
"Step by step, [Rudy Giuliani] has escorted President Trump to the brink of impeachment," The New York Times said in a piece following the president's top lawyer and his impact on the scandals facing the 45th president.
Two associates of Giuliani's have already been indicted, Giuliani is under criminal investigation from federal prosecutors, and he was never graced with a top position in the Trump government.
"The separate troubles he has gotten his client and himself into are products of the uniquely powerful position he has fashioned, a hybrid of unpaid personal counsel to the president and for-profit peddler of access and advice," The Times said Sunday.
Trump team ‘is as incompetent, shambolic, paranoid, and given to conspiracy theories as it appears’: MSNBC panel
In a Sunday evening panel discussion, MSNBC commentators explained that the White House appears to be just as chaotic and marred by chaos as the rumors say.
Many in the White House learned that the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was working overseas in Ukraine. Giuliani claimed that he's been producing a film that he couldn't get Fox News to run, as it will appear on the fringe network OAN.
"What Rudy Giuliani is doing is using Kremlin-manufactured propaganda as a defensive shield for the president," said CNBC's John Harwood. "Fiona Hill was unambiguous in her testimony to the intelligence committee. What Rudy Giuliani has been doing with these two indicted men who are linked to a Russian oligarch who is tied to Russian organized crime, is trying to manufacture a story that Ukraine, rather than Russia or in addition to Russia or differently from Russia, meddle in the campaign. That is false."