Trump Says Kavanaugh Accusations Are ‘Very Unfair’

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday in which the charges against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, were “very unfair” nevertheless added in which he wanted to hear via the woman who has accused the judge of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers.

Speaking with reporters before leaving the White House to visit hurricane-ravaged North Carolina, the president again refrained via directly questioning the credibility of Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser, a tactic he has used in various other instances of sexual misconduct charges, including those lodged against him. nevertheless he expressed sympathy for his nominee.

“truly, they’re hurting somebody’s life,” he said of the senators considering Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. “I think the idea’s a very unfair thing what’s going on.”

As for Christine Blasey Ford, the university professor via Northern California who has alleged in which Judge Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her in addition to tried to remove her clothing at a high school party, the president said he hoped she might testify.

“I truly want to see her,” he said. “I truly might want to see what she has to say.”

He added: “If she shows up in addition to makes a credible showing, in which’ll be very interesting.”

Lawyers for Dr. Blasey, a research psychologist, on Tuesday evening all nevertheless ruled out her appearing at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Monday to hear her allegations. Dr. Blasey’s lawyers said in which she wanted to cooperate with the committee nevertheless in which the idea might be premature for her to testify in addition to in which the F.B.I. should investigate first.

Her position echoed in which of Senate Democrats who complained in which Republicans were trying to rush an examination of her charges so as to expeditiously confirm Judge Kavanaugh, nevertheless Dr. Blasey’s refusal to commit to testifying seemed to solidify the Republican caucus behind moving ahead having a vote. Even wavering Republicans who insisted on hearing her before deciding on confirmation said she should show up on Monday to testify.

Following the advice of aides who have urged him not to inflame the situation, Mr. Trump remained relatively mild in his latest comments. “If she shows up in which might be wonderful,” he said. “If she doesn’t show up in which might be unfortunate.”