Trump Wants Brett Kavanaugh To Sue All Of His Sexual Assault Accusers
President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should sue the women who accused him of sexual assault during his confirmation process in 2018.
“He should sue the women, and all of those who illegally worked with them, for false and disgusting accusations!!!” the president wrote, in response to a tweet from Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee.
The unsolicited legal advice comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
But as Law & Crime noted, should Kavanaugh take up the president’s advice, he likely would be in for a tough time.
Kavanaugh is highly unlikely to sue Ford or Ramirez; the lawyers who represented Ford and Ramirez did so legally and it is unclear what–if anything–Trump was talking about there. But, in the off-chance or version of earth where a sitting Supreme Court justice puts a bullseye on their own reputation and files a defamation lawsuit against women who accused him of sexual assault, the resulting legal fight likely wouldn’t inure much to said justice’s favor.
In other words, were Kavanaugh to trust pretend lawyer President Trump, the right-of-center jurist would quickly be swept up under a far more exacting and likely embarrassing set of circumstances where evidence and candor would actually matter. Discovery alone would be messy and could lend additional credence to the sexual assault allegations against him (though that would not be true for two other claims). And, for what it’s worth, prevaricating or lying about what “Devil’s Triangle” means in front of another judge would be exceptionally ill-advised.