There’s a new book hitting the market that indicates the First Lady told the president that she thought Christine Blasey Ford was lying when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee against Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“You know that woman is lying, don’t you?” Melania Trump told President Trump. This is according to “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court” by conservative authors Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino. Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist, and Severino is chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network.
The book comes out Tuesday and it uses the first lady as an example of an under-reported storyline in the news media — that “millions of other women and men” didn’t believe Blasey Ford, the authors said.
Blasey Ford gave tearful testimony in the midst of Kavanugh’s Senate confirmation hearings about a sexual assault that she said she suffered at the hands of the future justice, when they were teenagers. The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the bench the next week.
“Her credibility, if anything, was viewed as stronger because of her lapses in memory and because the odder parts to the story, such as her description of how she came to tell her husband about the assault,” the authors regarding how Blasey Ford’s testimony was perceived. “Despite the holes in her story, the media clung to these details.”
Melania didn’t buy it, according to the book. And the White House declined to comment on the quote from the First Lady.
An excerpt from the book was published in The Post Sunday and it detailed how Republican Sen. Susan Collins — a pivotal swing vote — was treated. Her husband was threatened with ricin in a letter addressed to their Maine home.
Collins’ neighbor in Washington said he was troubled that he was living next door to a “rape apologist,” as the Maine Republican tried to apologize for noisy protesters.
Credit: NY Post