'That Doesn't Look Good': Trump Questions Timing of Sen. Feinstein's Release of Kavanaugh Accusations
President Trump questioned on Wednesday why Sen. Dianne Feinstein waited nearly three months to forward the information she had about the sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh to federal authorities.
Trump was speaking to reporters outside the White House before heading to North Carolina to assess the damage from Hurricane Florence.
He asked why Feinstein (D-Calif.) didn't bring up the accusations when Senate Democrats and Kavanaugh met privately in August.
"Why did [Democrats] wait until everything was finished and then bring it up? That doesn't look good," Trump said.
Christine Blasey Ford is alleging that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when the two were in high school in the 1980s.
Although Feinstein was told of Ford's claims in July and has vouched for her, she told Fox News on Tuesday that she "can't say everything's truthful."
Trump said on Wednesday that the situation surrounding the Supreme Court nominee is "hurting" his life, and that it's unfair to him and his family.
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He added that he wants to hear what Ford has to say about her accusations. Ford has yet to accept an invitation from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to an open hearing regarding the situation.
"If she shows up, that would be wonderful," Trump said. "If she doesn't show up, that would be unfortunate."