WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Julie Swetnick is the third woman to come forward with allegations against Kavanaugh for sexual misconduct.
- Trump slammed Michael Avenatti, Swetnick’s attorney, on Twitter, saying the “third-rate lawyer” was just “looking for attention.”
- Despite the turmoil caused by the allegations against Kavanaugh, Trump believes that the judge will eventually make the Supreme Court.
Needless to say, when attorney Michael Avenatti revealed a third woman claiming sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump wasn’t happy.
Avenatti’s client, Julie Swetnick, alleged that in high school, Kavanaugh spiked the drinks of girls in order to take advantage of them. Swetnick also said that in the 1980’s, the judge was present during her “gang rape” at a party.
Kavanaugh said that he doesn’t know who Swetnick is, calling her allegations “ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone.”
On Wednesday, Trump posted on Twitter, calling Avenatti a “third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations” and a “total low-life.” In his tweet, he said that Avenatti “is just looking for attention” because the attorney “doesn’t want people to look at his past record and relationships.”
This tweet is believed to be the first time Trump directly targeted Avenatti on Twitter whereas the president avoided specifically mentioning the lawyer before. Avenatti is known for representing Stormy Daniels, an adult-film actress, in her lawsuits against Trump.
Minutes later, Avenatti posted his own reply on Twitter, ” ‘False accusations?’ Like those crimes your fixer Cohen pled to?”
Michael Cohen was Trump’s former personal attorney.
Avenatti’s tweet continued on to say, “You are [a] habitual liar and complete narcissist who also is a disgrace as a president and an embarrassment to our nation. You are so inept that your ‘best and brightest’ are Cohen and [Rudy] Giuliani. Let’s go.”
Trump called the latest allegations a “horrible con game” by the Democrats who intend to deter Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“They’re bringing people out of the woods. They can do it to anybody, what they are doing. And it’s really, really sad,” he said.
Heading into the November midterm elections, the possibility that the judge might not make it to the high court because of the allegations against him would deliver a major blow to Trump and the Republicans.
To strengthen Kavanaugh’s defense before his hearing on Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump scheduled a news conference for Wednesday afternoon.
CNN reported that the president believes that defending Kavanaugh from the allegations is something he must take charge of personally. Trump is confident that his SCOTUS nominee will pull through and eventually be confirmed.
Source: The Hill