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‘Not Relevant’: Franklin Graham Says Alleged Kavanaugh Assault Just Something ‘He Did as a Teenager’



‘I Don’t Know What the Issue Is’

Christian Evangelical Leader Franklin Graham says the allegations of sexual assault and attempted rape against Judge Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are simply “not relevant” (video below.)

The 66-year old ordained minister and political activist spoke with Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network Tuesday, saying, “it’s just a shame that a person like Judge Kavanaugh who has a stellar record–that somebody can bring something up that he did as a teenager close to 40 years ago. That’s not relevant.”

Graham is the son of the late Rev. Billy Graham, who served as a pastor and unofficial advisor to a dozen presidents, from from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. Today, Franklin Graham serves on President Trump’s evangelical advisory board.

WHY THIS MATTERS: Franklin Graham has over 7 million followers on Facebook, and CBN reportedly is broadcast to up to one million people daily. He has the ability to influence a large number of people’s views and beliefs, which is why his false claims must be corrected. You can help counter the spread of his false statements by sharing this information with your friends and family members.

In his CBN interview, Graham falsely claimed, “there wasn’t a crime committed.”

But sexual assault and attempted rape are crimes. And if the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh are true, there is no statute of limitations in Maryland and he could still face charges.

“These are two teenagers and it’s obvious that she said no and he respected it and walked away.”

That is also egregiously false, according to the accusations in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s letter.

“Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during high school in the early 1980’s,” she states. “Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me,” she adds.

“With Kavanaugh’s hand over my mouth I feared he may inadvertently kill me,” she says, noting he was highly intoxicated.

“After a few attempts to get away, I was able to take this opportune moment to get up and run across to a hallway bathroom. I locked the bathroom door behind me.”

Graham continued to defend Kavanaugh, saying: “He just flat out says that’s not true. Regardless if it was true, these are two teenagers and she said no and he respected that so I don’t know what the issue is.”

Clearly he did not respect her wishes, nor did he walk away, based on Dr. Blasey Ford’s letter.


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‘Nauseating’: ‘CBS This Morning’ Slammed for Softball Interview With Trump Jr Promoting His Book Attacking the Left



“Never been so disappointed in a news crew in my life.”

“CBS This Morning” hosted Donald Trump Jr. Tuesday morning to talk about his new book that attacks the left and many Americans are asking “why?” Why invite him on the air? The title of Trump Jr’s book is “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.”

That alone should have been a heads-up that maybe choosing to interview the president’s eldest son was a bad idea. But it was also a heads up that if they were going to actually interview him, perhaps they should have been prepared?

As many noted on social media, the panel of CBS hosts was not prepared, they let him spew his false talking points and ugly beliefs with little push back, and when the conversation went off the rails they resorted to flattery to get him to change subjects – just like people do with his father.

Case in point: Here is Donald Trump Jr. attacking transgender people live on CBS’s air:

“CBS This Morning” hosts’ solution? Not pushing back, not explaining why his point of view is offensive, but, flattery: “Are you interested in running for political office?”

More flattery: Trump Jr. is identified on the chyron as “The President’s Son.”

Or here: Trump Jr. is reminded polls show a majority of Americans now support impeaching and removing President Trump from office.

“Well I think that was a very plus-D poll,” he says, meaning heavily weighted with Democrats. In fact, among the polls that show majority support for impeaching and removing Trump is a Fox News poll.

CBS hosts didn’t bother to push back on nearly anything Jr. threw at them.

In this same clip, Jr. calls Washington, D.C.’s airport “middle America.”

No pushback.

Trump Jr. kicked off his first two minutes in the interview by attacking House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, then saying, “My father put the transcript out. Read it,” referring to the transcript of Trump’s infamous July 25 call with the president of Ukraine, in which he engages in attempted extortion.

But President Trump did not, at all, “put the transcript out.” In fact, the official White House call summary says it is not a transcript. No actual transcript was ever released.

And yet, none of the three “CBS This Morning” hosts pushed back on Jr’s lie.

Americans are angered at “CBS This Morning,” and with good reason. Take a look:

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‘I Barely Knew Him’: Trump Totally Disavows His Former Communications Director Now That He’s Turned Against Him



President Donald Trump promised Americans he knew and would hire only the best people – after a rigorous selection process – to fill his administration. That quickly turned out to be false.  Not only has he hired scores of unqualified people for key roles, he has had the highest turnover of any president in history, and has left hundreds of critical positions unfilled. Trump also blames all his failures on his staff, or other outside forces – every one else but Trump is to blame.

When hiring new members to his team, he portrays them as the greatest, someone who will help fix everything.

Once someone leaves or is fired, he quickly disavows them – especially if they turn against him.

Remember George Papadopoulos, the man who was a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, the man whose actions in part drove the FBI to initiate an investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia? Team Trump quickly dismissed him as someone the president had never met (false) and who was basically a “coffee boy,” as reports showed.

Now Trump is disparaging Anthony Scaramucci, an investment banker who has praised and defended Trump for years, until even he could no longer do so. Trump hired Scaramucci as his Communications Director. After an expletive-filled conversation with a reporter, then White House chief-of-staff John Kelly fired him less than two weeks later.

Scaramucciremained loyal to the president, but has recently trashed Trump as “crazy” and “narcissistic,” and called on the left to help deprogram Republicans from the “cult” of Trump.

Rather than ignore it, Trump on launched an attack on his former friend.

Monday morning Trump called Scaramucci “highly unstable,” “a mental wreck,” and a “nut job.”

“I barely knew him,” Trump said, which is false but were it to be true would once again prove how Trump lied about knowing and hiring “the best people.”

Scaramucci, Trump tweeted, “wheedled his way into my campaign.”

He also claims Scaramucci “abused” staff members, which would be news if true.

Trump then says Scaramucci “got fired,” as if Trump isn’t the President and head of the Executive Branch.

Just one more “coffee boy” at the upper echelons of Team Trump.

UPDATE: 9:21 AM ET –
The tweets have just been deleted and reposted, presumably to effectively “erase” the negative responses, a tactic the Trump administration has been using recently. Here are the replacement tweets:


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‘You Can’t Make This Stuff Up’ Republican Steve Scalise Says in Lie Blaming Democrats for Trump Jr. Subpoena



Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), the second-most powerful Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, is lying about a subpoena issued to Donald Trump Jr. by the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“You can’t make this stuff up,” Scalise ironically says about the subpoena, issued by Chairman Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, to the President’s eldest son.

“Democrats are subpoenaing @DonaldJTrumpJr based on the testimony of Michael Cohen—a man who lied to Congress multiple times. This is how low they are willing to sink to harass @realDonaldTrump & his entire family. The #MuellerReport is done. Move on!” Scalise tweeted.

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti mocked the Minority Whip:

Scalise, after substantial mockery from Mariotti and others, went on to delete his lie.



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