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Trump Issues Challenge to Kavanaugh Accuser - 'Date, Time, and Place'

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In his first Twitter statement since Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were made official this past Sunday, President Donald Trump challenged the 51-year-old accuser to name the “date, time, and place” the assault took place.

All of these things were very foggy in the version of the story which was published in The Washington Post piece in which Ford made her name public.

In the piece, the date of the assault could only be placed around “one summer in the early 1980s” (we seem to have finally kind of settled on 1982, I think, although don’t ask about anything more specific than that) and that the location was Maryland.

“I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents,” the president tweeted Friday.

“I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”

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The president also stood up for his Supreme Court nominee in another tweet.

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left-wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay,” he wrote.

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“Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.”

The tweets came one day after the president made similar statements to Sean Hannity after a rally in Nevada.

“You say, why didn’t somebody call the FBI 36 years ago?” Trump said Thursday.

“I mean, you could also say, when did this all happen? What’s going on?”

The president also said Kavanaugh’s accuser should “have her say, and let’s see how it all works out.”

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While I can imagine that the president’s staff was likely holding their breath and crossing their fingers, hoping he wouldn’t opine on Twitter regarding this issue, Trump brought up the most salient point here.

Yes, I too have been reminded not infrequently that there’s no perfect victim when it comes to remembering details, which is something I earnestly believe. However, I would like to think most victims would typically be able to remember the year it happened as well as some other pertinent bits of information about the alleged crime. The fact that we seem to have alighted with some vague solidity just one whole week after this whole thing broke isn’t a pleasant augury.

While the FBI wouldn’t have been interested 36 years ago, local authorities certainly would have been. Or, even better, we’d all have been very interested in these pertinent details back in July, when the allegations were available to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The fact that she chose not to do anything with Ford’s letter back then proves exactly what she thinks about these profoundly vague allegations.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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