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Trump: Kavanaugh Accusations a 'Hoax'

President says Democrats will pay for it in November
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2018 1:15 PM CDT
President Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – Before Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, President Trump belittled the accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford. On Monday, Trump went further, saying Kavanaugh was the victim of a "hoax" perpetrated by Democrats, reports NBC News. What's more, he said Democrats would pay for that in the midterms. Trump made the comments from the White House lawn before departing for Florida. "I've been hearing that now they're talking about impeaching a brilliant jurist, a man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats using the Democrats' lawyers, and now they want to impeach him," Trump said.

The president didn't mention Ford by name, and he singled out the last series of accusations made against the new Supreme Court justice. "Take a look at the last one," he said, referring to the allegations made by Julie Swetnick. "It was all made up, it was fabricated, and it was a disgrace, and I think it’s going to really show you something come November 6th." Meanwhile, Ford's attorneys tell MSNBC that she and her family have not been able to return home yet because of "unending" threats, reports HuffPost. (Trump also said he has no plans to fire Rod Rosenstein.)

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