“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg had to fact-check Meghan McCain’s description of a New York Times correction in a bombshell new report about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The newspaper reported that the FBI failed to interview former Yale classmates about sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh during the confirmation process last fall, and the authors of a new book found a new accuser.
McCain pointed to an editor’s note appended to the story that she believes casts doubt on the new reporting, but Goldberg asked her to clean up some of the claims she made.
“What we know about the article that came out, and again, I have not led investigations so I can’t speak to the legalities of it, but I can speak to the politics of it,” McCain said. “The woman that was named in the article that was supposedly victimized says she denies any memory of the alleged event.”
Goldberg interrupted, and pointed out that the new alleged victim, according to the Times, declined to be interviewed and friends said she does not recall the incident, which was recounted by former classmates.
“Okay,” McCain said, “again, this is very nebulous, and if it’s hard for us to explain, and I think the New York Times, the fact they didn’t mention it came from Max Stier who was a Clinton defense attorney who battled with Kavanaugh during the Whitewater investigation is a fact we should have known.”
McCain said the new allegations were too lewd to repeat on daytime television, but she didn’t think the report would change anyone’s opinion about Kavanaugh or his fitness to serve a lifetime judicial appointment.
“This is a battleground culture war issue right now,” she said. “There’s a thing called the ‘Kavanaugh effect,’ which happened during midterms where moderate Democrats ended up losing their seats because of Kavanaugh. Heidi Heitkamp, Claire McCaskill, Joe Donnelly, Bill Nelson. The politics of this — going into 2020, you want to impeach Trump and impeach Kavanaugh. Is that the winning strategy for democrats going forward in 2020? I want to know, do you think that’s what’s going to win over the Rust Belt?”
Co-host Sunny Hostin didn’t think Democrats would try to impeach Kavanaugh, because impeachment of a U.S. Supreme Court justice was historically rare and politically risky.
“It’s happened to federal judges, certainly,” Hostin said. “I think there have been impeachment proceedings against one Supreme Court justice, probably in the 1800s if I’m — tweet me if I’m wrong.”
McCain asked if a justice hadn’t been targeted for impeachment more recently, and seemed genuinely surprised by Hostin’s answer.
“Clarence Thomas, did they?” McCain said. “No? Okay.”
Hostin said the justice appears safe, but she said the president who appointed him might still face impeachment.
“It’s not going to happen, and it’s not a winning strategy,” Hostin said. “Impeaching Trump, I don’t know.”
Trump lashes out at Pelosi for going to Jordan to fix his Syria flub
President Donald Trump tweeted his anger about Speaker Nancey Pelosi (D-CA) taking a delegation of leaders to Jordan to meet with those working on Syria.
"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted Sunday.
Vice President Mike Pence went to Turkey last week to attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, but what he ended up with was 120-hour freeze on bombing Kurds.
WATCH: Mike Pompeo goes dead silent when ABC corners him on Ukraine
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on "This Week" Sunday where he was faced with a question about chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's press conference Thursday.
During the press briefing, Mulvaney, who also serves as director of the Office of Management and Budget, confessed that Trump told him Ukraine corruption issues also had to do with the DNC server.
“That he also mentioned to me that the corruption related to the DNC server, absolutely,” said Mulvaney. “No question about it. That’s it and that’s why we held up the money.”
Pompeo said he wasn't going to answer any questions about hypotheticals, which he said host George Stephanopoulos was asking.
Hillary Clinton posts fake letter from JFK to mock Trump’s absurd one to Turkey
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken up a new hobby of trolling President Donald Trump on Twitter.
The grandmother of three excelled in her sarcasm and stepped up her shade Sunday afternoon by releasing a fake letter from Former President John F. Kennedy to former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Read the fake letter and see the tweet below:
Dear Premier Khrushchev,
Don't be a d*ck, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say 'Yay! Khrushchev! You're the best!' But if you don't everybody will be like 'what an assh*le' and call your garbage country 'The Soviet Bunion.'