Donald Trump eventually agreed to talk about the Brett Kavanaugh investigation when he took questions after his big new-but-not-really-new-NAFTA announcement, after brushing off a first question on the subject. As expected, Trump was less than truthful and all over the map, but he did have a perhaps unintentionally truthful moment when he said that “I want them to do a very comprehensive investigation. Whatever that means, according to the senators and the Republicans and the Republican majority, I want them to do that.” Partisan all the way down, in other words.
Trump: We don’t want to go on a, to use an expression often used by me, we don’t want to go on a witch hunt, do we?
Reporter: Just to be clear, should the FBI interview all three of Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers?
Trump: It wouldn’t bother me at all. Now, it depends. I don’t know all three of the accusers. Certainly, I imagine, they’re going to interview two, the third one I don’t know much about, but it wouldn’t bother me at all. I mean, I’ve heard that the third one has, I have no idea if this is true, has very little credibility. If there is any credibility, interview the third one.
Or, here’s a thought: Interview her to determine her credibility. And interview Elizabeth Rasor, Kavanaugh bestie Mark Judge’s ex-girlfriend, to whom he described an incident that sounds not unlike what Julie Swetnick, the third accuser, describes.
In case there was any doubt, Trump also sent a message to the FBI, saying “I don’t want to talk about Plan B. I hope he gets approved. I hope the report comes out like I really think it should.” No pressure, guys, but you know what the boss man is looking for.
Watch the exchange below.
President Donald Trump says it "wouldn't bother me at all" if the FBI interviewed all three of Brett Kavanaugh's accusers.
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