Brett Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley sat down with FOX News reporter Martha MacCallum last night in a desperate attempt to persuade the public that he did not attempt to rape a former high school classmate, shove his genitalia in the face of a college classmate, or sexually assault any women.
Kavanaugh was accused by two women, high school classmate Christine Blasey Ford and college classmate Deborah Ramirez, of separate sexual assault incidents. Meanwhile, attorney Michael Avenatti claimed to represent another woman with allegations against the judge, and the Montgomery Sentinel reported on a potential fourth allegation.
The Daily Beast reports: ‘By choosing to go public, Kavanaugh added another layer of drama to a Supreme Court confirmation fight already defined by its intense political undertones. But the White House felt it had no other choice than to escalate even further. A White House official said that Trump aides had presented Kavanaugh’s team with several media options, which included granting the joint interview to other networks and interviewers. Ultimately, both parties agreed on MacCallum’s show. It was a move that left some in Kavanaugh’s inner circle feeling queasy. According to a Fox News staffer, multiple people on Kavanaugh’s team were uneasy about booking the judge on the program, viewing the media play as risky due to its unpredictability. The staffer told The Daily Beast that it was the White House that reached out to the network to set up the interview, and that the outreach did not come from Kavanaugh’s own team.’