Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not going well for President Trump, Republicans and those who want to see Kavanaugh seated on the high court, according to Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Napolitano explained that Rachel Mitchell -- a veteran sex crimes prosecutor who was brought in by Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to ask Ford questions on their behalf -- has not notably pressed or challenged Ford during the hearing.

"Rachel Mitchell not only is not laying a glove on her, but, in my view, is actually helping her credibility by the gentility with which these questions are being asked and the open-ended answers that the witness is being permitted to give," Napolitano said.

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He said President Trump and the White House team that has been advising Kavanaugh "cannot be happy with this."

Napolitano said this is all about the court of public opinion, and Ford has come across as "extremely credible."

He said Kavanaugh, in response, must shed the mantle of academic jurist and testify with "righteous indignation," in order to overcome Ford's "extraordinarily credible performance."

"Only that will save him at this point."

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