Donald Trump: New Brett Kavanaugh Claim ‘to Scare Him into Turning Liberal’

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP Photo/Alex Brandon

President Donald Trump weighed in Sunday morning on a new accusation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, claiming that the purpose is “to scare him into turning Liberal.”

The New York Times reported Saturday on a new accusation about an alleged episode in Kavanaugh’s freshman year at Yale:

We also uncovered a previously unreported story about Mr. Kavanaugh in his freshman year that echoes Ms. [Deborah] Ramirez’s allegation. A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly. (We corroborated the story with two officials who have communicated with Mr. Stier.)

It is not clear where the “two officials” are from, nor what part of the story they “corroborated.”

The Times stepped on its own story, HuffPost reports, with a tweet to promote the report that claimed: “Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun.” The tweet was later deleted with an apology.

Trump weighed in Sunday morning, claiming that the report was motivated by the desire to influence Kavanaugh’s opinions:

Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist reported last November that she had overheard incoming House Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) explaining on his mobile phone on an Amtrak train that he planned to impeach Kavanaugh with new investigations.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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