A new book says that the first lady, Melania Trump, told her husband that she believed that Christine Blasey Ford was lying when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
"You know this woman is lying, is not it?" Said Melania Trump to her president, according to "Justice on trial: Kavanaugh's confirmation and the future of the Supreme Court" by the conservative authors Mollie Hemingway, editor-in-chief of the Federalist, and Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network.
Hemingway and Severino, whose book will appear on Tuesday, use the first lady as an example of an underreported media report – that "millions of other women and men" did not believe Blasey Ford, said the authors.
The accuser testified in tears at confirmation hearings before Kavanugh's Senate about a sexual assault she allegedly suffered at the hands of the future judge while they were teenagers. The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh at the hearing next week.
"Her credibility, if at all, was perceived as stronger, because of her memory errors and the strangest elements of history, such as her description of how she learned to talk about her husband about the aggression, "wrote the authors the testimony was perceived. "Despite the flaws in its history, the media focused on these details."
But Melania did not buy it, according to the book.
Reached for comments Sunday, the White House declined to comment on the first lady quote.
"Justice on Trial" is a behind-the-scenes look at the Kavanaugh dramatic audiences of September and October 2018. An excerpt published in The Post Sunday explained how Republican Senator Susan Collins – a crucial pivotal vote – had been treated. Her husband was threatened with ricin in a letter to their home in Maine.
In Washington, Collins' neighbor said he was troubled by the fact that he was living right next to an "apologist for rape," while the Republican from Maine was trying to apologize for loud protesters.