CNN’s Jim Acosta tried to slam President Donald Trump on Wednesday for questioning Christine Blasey Ford‘s credibility, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went nuclear with a brutal take-down with the “facts.”
During a news briefing, Acosta asked Sanders about comments made by Trump on Tuesday night, where the president detailed how Ford admitted before the Senate last Thursday that she could not remember many facts about her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Acosta, seemingly putting on his partisan hat and going to work for liberals, implied Trump was mocking Ford and claiming that she didn’t deserve to be heard.
Acosta then asked Sanders if she had “any problem defending” Trump for his comments, implying that she should be offended by the president’s truthful remarks.
“You don’t have any problem defending the president’s comments?” Acosta asked Sanders.
Sanders responded: “I don’t have any problem stating facts, no. I know that’s something you probably do have a problem with, but I don’t.”
“Actually, Sarah, we do state the facts, and I think there have been many occasions when you don’t state the facts, if I may respond,” Acosta said, completely embarrassed and trying to save face.
Aside from Sanders utterly obliterating Acosta on live television, nothing the president said about Ford’s allegations was incorrect.
On Thursday, the White House announced that it sent the FBI report to the Senate, and that the bureau found no evidence to support allegations that Kavanaugh acted in a sexually inappropriate way toward women almost four decades ago.
The FBI contacted 10 potential witnesses, and interviewed nine people in total. The bureau didn’t interview Ford or Kavanaugh, because they both testified before the Committee last Thursday for several hours.
Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping her at a high school party around 1983, but she has no evidence or witnesses to support her claims. Kavanaugh strongly denied the claim, and even alleged witnesses at the party have refuted Ford’s allegations.
As many have been arguing for weeks, the FBI investigation didn’t change anything. Not one Democrat will likely change their vote, and nothing changes about the allegations against Kavanaugh — they are unverified.
All of this considered, that’s why Trump challenged Ford’s allegations. The FBI report shows no corroboration for the allegations against Kavanaugh, but Acosta apparently can’t let facts get in the way of his leftist agenda.
And when he tried to attack Trump and Sanders with bogus innuendo, he got steamrolled and embarrassed on live television for being completely detached with the facts of the case.
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) October 3, 2018