CNN Has Porn Star on to Slam Trump for Seeing ‘Hoax’ Against Kavanaugh

It has become painfully clear in recent days that the liberal media have absolutely no shame for the antics they pull. Case in point: during Monday’s CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon began the program by railing against President Trump for calling the accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh a “hoax.”

The expert he brought on to discuss it? Porn star Stormy Daniels. And of course, there was no mention of the ridiculous “gang rape parties” accusation her lawyer leveled against Kavanaugh.

“A hoax. That is what President Trump is calling sexual assault allegations against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Here with me is someone who knows what it's like to be accused by the President of pulling off a hoax, and that's Stormy Daniels,” Lemon announced as they began the interview about her book.

After exchanging brief pleasantries about growing up near the same place, Lemon touted how “the President calling Christine Blasey Ford a liar, something that he called you and your attorney. You know that all too well.

“Yes, I do, for sure....I think that when you know you're telling the truth, the worst thing you can be called is a liar,” Daniels lamented. “And to have somebody so powerful say that, then, of course, all the followers jump on and accuse you as well.”

Lemon was extraordinarily bitter about Trump calling the accusations a hoax and declaring Kavanaugh was proven innocent. “Well, no matter what the President says, Brett Kavanaugh, now Justice Kavanaugh, was not proven innocent,” he spat. “There was no trial. There was no official finding. The results of the FBI investigation remained secret, though we do know there were other potential witnesses the FBI never talked to. So, no, Justice Kavanaugh was not proven innocent.”

 

 

“This whole thing was political, and it was designed to get exactly the result we saw tonight: another conservative justice on the Supreme Court,” he added with pure disdain. And despite halfheartedly noting that Kavanaugh “may very well be innocent,” Lemon lashed out saying he wanted to “look at some of the things President Trump has claimed were hoaxes, things that -- no surprise -- all turned out to be true.”

But while Lemon was decrying suggestions of a hoax and had on Daniels to chide the idea, he never addressed the accusations themselves. According to a memo by career sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell (who participated in the Senate hearing), Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's accusations were weaker than a he-said-she-said situation and ones that Mitchell wouldn’t bring it to court. So Lemon’s whining about there being no trial was moot. And in the U.S. justice system, you’re innocent until proven guilty (despite the liberal media’s desire to flip it around).

Lemon also never mentioned the crazy accusations leveled by Julie Swetnick, the third accuser and Michael Avenatti’s client. The charges of serial “gang rape” parties were so outlandish and her own credibility was so shot that many on the left were blaming Avenatti for sinking their chance at killing Kavanaugh’s nomination. The idea being, it gave the nominee and the right the pretense to call foul.

The only time Lemon mentioned Swetnick was while touting Avenatti’s career and hyping a possible presidential run in 2020. “He has gone on since he represented you to represent Julie Swetnick. He's represented parents whose kids were separated at the border. Now he's possibly going to have a career in politics. What do you think of that,” he asked Daniels.

This was an embarrassment. This was damaging to his credibility. This is CNN.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

CNN Tonight
October 8, 2018
10:01 p.m. Eastern

DON LEMON: Well, no matter what the President says, Brett Kavanaugh, now justice Kavanaugh, was not proven innocent. Look, he may very well be innocent. Don't get me wrong. But we don't know, and we never will. And that is partly why this has been such a divisive issue for this country. There was no trial. There was no official finding. The results of the FBI investigation remained secret, though we do know there were other potential witnesses the FBI never talked to. So, no, justice Kavanaugh was not proven innocent.

This whole thing was political, and it was designed to get exactly the result we saw tonight: another conservative justice on the Supreme Court. Justice Kavanaugh's nomination was confirmed by one of the slimmest margins ever, 50-48. Almost entirely along party lines. And Americans were very much at odds about his nomination with protests all across the country. So this is a time when you might expect a president -- a president -- to call for us to be put aside, to put aside our differences, to call for unity. You might expect any other president to do that, but not this one.

President Trump, his actions and his words tell you everything you need to know. The President is using division as a weapon, and he's proudly -- he is proud of every win he and his party get no matter how much it costs Americans. The proof? The president not only spiking the ball today by ramping up and claiming that the accusations against Kavanaugh were a hoax.

(…)

LEMON: He would have you believe all that was a hoax cooked up by Democrats. Looks like a hoax is the new witch hunt, right? So let's take a look at some of the things President Trump has claimed were hoaxes, things that -- no surprise -- all turned out to be true.

(…)

10:13:13 p.m. Eastern

LEMON: A hoax. That is what President Trump is calling sexual assault allegations against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Here with me is someone who knows what it's like to be accused by the President of pulling off a hoax, and that's Stormy Daniels and she has a new memoir out. It's titled Full Disclosure. Thank you so much for joining -- it's a pleasure to finally meet you.

STORMY DANIELS: You too.

(…)

LEMON: Thank you, Stormy Daniels. Listen, the President calling Christine Blasey Ford a liar, something that he called you and your attorney. You know that all too well.

DANIELS: Yes, I do, for sure. I know being in the adult business for as long as I have and being a dancer, I've been called plenty of names. But I think that when you know you're telling the truth, the worst thing you can be called is a liar.

LEMON: Yeah.

DANIELS: And to have somebody so powerful say that, then of course all the followers jump on and accuse you as well.

LEMON: And saying it's a -- you know, that things are a hoax when they're actually real. I did that in the open of my show.

(…)

You bravely wrote about your sexual assault in your book. You say, “I was 9. I was a child, and then I wasn't.” And you write that you told an adult, and the adult didn't believe you. You know what it's like when the President attacks -- someone like the President attacks victims.

DANIELS: Right. It sucks when anyone accuses you of not telling the truth or attacks you, but like when someone in a powerful position like in my book, you know, it was a guidance counselor at the school that I went to. You just feel even worse. And you question yourself and, you know, you feel hopeless. Is anyone out there listening? Is there anything I can do? I guess I don't matter. You know, if nobody believes me, then, you know, it's -- you know, it definitely does something, I think, to your self-worth.

LEMON: Yeah.

(…)

10:17:15 p.m. Eastern

LEMON: You also write in your book that you were surprised when you were out with Michael Avenatti, your attorney, how many people want to talk to him or take pictures of him or even touch him. He has gone on since he represented you to represent Julie Swetnick. He's represented parents whose kids were separated at the border. Now he's possibly going to have a career in politics. What do you think of that?

DANIELS: About his career in politics?

LEMON: Yeah.

DANIELS: I think that -- I think he's definitely cut out to be a politician. He's made a lot of difference in a lot of lives. I definitely think he's got the charisma and the smarts to do it. I'm not going to say if I'm going to endorse him or not because I want to know who the other candidates are. Besides, maybe I'll run against him. Somewhere, Michael Avenatti just fainted.

[Laughter]

(…)


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