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RUSH: So the FBI probe of Kavanaugh is expected to wrap up very soon. I asked Snerdley today, “Are you worried about this? These are the FBI. These are the people that tried to screw Trump. These are the people that ran the coup, silent coup, working with people in the DOJ.” Now, many of those FBI people are gone, like Strzok Smirk and Page, McCabe, Comey, and so on. By the way, did I see something about Comey is refusing a request to testify about something and they’re gonna have to subpoena him?

I just saw a graphic on TV about that. We’re overloaded here today, folks. It’s requiring every talent I have to keep some semblance of organization, ’cause things keep popping. You get the show prepared and the show starts and half of it’s irrelevant. But we do our best each and every day to make it all make sense once the entire presentation is completed.

“FBI Probe of Kavanaugh Is Expected to Wrap up Very Soon — People familiar with the process said…” This is a Wall Street Journal story. Then, after that, there are stories that say the only people that will see it are senators. McConnell said the only people that are gonna see this report are senators. Remember what the FBI report is. It doesn’t have any conclusions in it. Well, it isn’t supposed to. It’s just a series of 302s. Those are the…

It’s like a 1040, 1040-ES with the IRS. A 302 is simply an interview form, and the FBI goes out and talks to people and reports what they say, might compare it with previous statements and turn it over to whoever asked for all this — in this case, the Senate Judiciary Committee — and then they form conclusions based on it. Now, when McConnell says that the only people gonna see it are senators, it’s guaranteed, therefore, to leak.

And depending on what it says or what the conclusion to all this is will have a lot to say about who ultimately leaked this. McConnell continues to depending on to be adamant there’s gonna vote. He’s saying no matter what you people try to intimidate our senators, gonna work. We’re gonna have a vote on Kavanaugh. (Ostensibly on Friday.)

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford Say That Their Client Hasn’t Been Interviewed,” and they’re desperate. They want the FBI to interview her. Well, I’m sorry, but that’s not what this is. It says right here, “FBI probe of Kavanaugh,” and that may be one of the things that’s wrong here. But it’s not an investigation of Blasey Ford, it’s an investigation of Kavanaugh, and the FBI’s already done it six times! This is the seventh! There’s not an official investigation into her.

She’s the accuser. She’s above reproach, don’t you know. This is the… We’re so out of balance here. Women — activist feminazi women — can demand all kinds of investigations into men. Men cannot require or demand investigations into women. Can you imagine if somebody tried that? I mean, women as an entire gender population of the country? Men are under investigation in this country, be it through Kavanaugh or through Trump or whoever.

Now, let’s get to Trump mocking (this is TheHill.com) Christine Blasey Ford. Let me look at the audio sound bites here. Yeah, grab sound bite Nos. 5 and 6. This is what the left is really irritated about today. Last night in Southaven, Mississippi… This is a suburb of Memphis. It just barely over the Tennessee-Mississippi state line, and here is Trump. This is at another make America again rally, “Make America Great Again.”

THE PRESIDENT: How’d you get home? “I don’t remember.” How’d you get there? “I don’t remember.” Where is the place? “I don’t remember.”

AUDIENCE: (laughter and applause)

THE PRESIDENT: How many years ago was it? “I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know! I don’t know!”

AUDIENCE: (roaring applause)

THE PRESIDENT: What neighborhood was it in? “I don’t know.” Where’s the house? “I don’t know.” Upstairs? Downstairs? Where was it? “I don’t know, but I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember,” and a man’s life is in tatters. A man’s life is shattered.

RUSH: Now, that is not mocking Ford. Mocking would have been to impersonate her. He didn’t do that. See, this is what’s wrong. Donald Trump simply voiced what no Republican senator would have. These are the questions she should have been asked last Thursday by Republican senators! Her timeline should have been challenged! Her allegations should have been challenged! But they weren’t! The Democrats weren’t going to. The Democrats announced her and stated her to be credible. “She’s above and beyond reproach!

“You cannot challenge her! She is the accuser!” So the Republicans, they played right along and went out and had Rachel Mitchell ask her some questions — which now turn out to be brilliant, but at the time we were all kind of curious, you know, what the purpose was. All Trump is doing is reminding everybody what she said. She doesn’t know! She doesn’t know! The people she says were there say they weren’t there!

This is not mocking her, and this is a sign of what really is wrong in this country. An accuser comes forward, and you can’t poke holes in obvious places? You can’t point out obvious discrepancies? You cannot reference or make mention of the differences in her story, depending on the day she’s telling it? Whatever this is, it is not mocking Christine Blasey Ford! Now, a lot of people are saying, “But this is crazy, Rush, because last week Trump was saying that she was ‘credible’ and her testimony was ‘compelling.'”

I have explained this before and I’m going to explain it again. Trump always eventually will tell you what he really thinks about anything, and he may not do that out of the batter’s box. I have a name for this. I call it “pacing.” Trump will initially go out with a general opinion like on gun control after a shooting or the DREAMers — or in this case Dr. Blasey Ford, he’ll call her credible testimony compelling. He’ll even go so far as to say (summarized), “Yeah, if she’s telling the truth, yeah, then my nomination might be in trouble. Yeah. I’ll agree with that.”

That gives him credibility. It makes people kind of cock their heads. They don’t think Trump can be that fair. I’m talking about the media and the left, the Democrats. They don’t think Trump can be that reasonable. But he does it to them every time. It gives him the credibility to later be critical and to step away. He said, “Yeah, I found her credible. I found her compelling.” Then, as we learn more, and then as events play out, Trump is able to parlay his original statements into what he really thinks based on what is not a knee-jerk reaction.

If Trump were to have said initially what he said last night at the rally, why, there would have been hell to pay. But now he can back it up. Now there’s all kinds of evidence that her timeline doesn’t make any sense. We’ve got an ex-boyfriend claiming she is a polygraph expert and has taught people how to beat them! We have people challenging her account. We didn’t have that last week. It is perfectly fine for Trump to do what he did.

It gives him the credibility later to be critical and to step away. It’s a common technique he uses. He does it on everything. It’s why I’ve always told you: Don’t take his first draft statement or his first tweet as a sign that he’s caving or flipping. You people, I’m sure you remember there have been many instances (in fact, I may have fallen for one myself; that’s how I learned) that Trump will tweet something or say something it will make you look like he’s about…

Before he pulled out of the Paris climate accords, what did he say? “Climate change a very serious thing, and we have to look at it, and we are looking at it, and we’ll do the right thing.” Oh, so he’s on record as being open about it! And then later on when he’s learned what he needs to learn, comes out and tells you what he thinks, really thinks. It’s a pattern. It’s a technique. It’s a Trump-developed…

I don’t even know if he developed it or it’s just how he does it naturally and instinctively. But I call it “pacing.” Now, Republicans have not built up this reputation. Senate Republicans haven’t; Trump has. Trump has established that after he makes an initial statement on something, he can make fun of things — and what really irritates the left is he gets away with it. I cannot tell you how it irritates them. See, he shouldn’t have survived the Access Hollywood video.

See, he shouldn’t have survived anything they’ve thrown at him. The fact that he has and has continued to prosper and the triumph, I cannot tell you how blindly insane it has made them with rage. Other Republicans have not developed the gonads to do this and pull it off. Trump has been attacked so much, we’re now… If you go back to 2015 when this campaign started… This is 2018. This is three years — in fact, it’s three years and three months. Trump gets in in June of 2015.

Trump has been attacked so much, he doesn’t care anymore. It doesn’t bother him anymore, is my point. He’s now willing to take the arrows. He’s willing to take the hits for everybody else. That’s why he is needed, folks. He is willing to do what he did last night. I know. Murkowski and Collins are shuddering and cowering in the corner with the vapors. “Oh, my God. It was so horrible. It was so horrible!” It wasn’t horrible. Everything he said is true! He was not mocking her! The actress whose audio we played mocked Blasey Ford. Trump didn’t.

He just simply pointed out she kept back up, she cannot corroborate. There isn’t any corroboration for what she said. Why is that not relevant? Why does that not matter? Why have we gotten to a point where any woman can come forward and accuse any man of anything and it’s gospel, and then be joined by a so-called movement called #MeToo where all women can join it. Can you imagine if there was something going on…? Can you imagine if men organized for the express purpose of destroying women?

You can’t even imagine it, can you?

You can’t even imagine, organized movement, the male version of #MeToo. “Well, Rush, I mean, women are not out there sexually abusing…” Well, yeah, that does happen, but that’s not the point. This is not about… Even Bannon said it. This is not just about sexual abuse. This is about raw power. This is about female rage because of things that have happened to them, the leftist women, and they have organized all of these disorders into a giant political movement.

I’m just asking you to think. Can you ever…? Can you envision a movement of men? If such a group existed and Oprah had invited the leader on her show, he’d have been thrown off in the first 10 minutes and been ridiculed and made fun of for the rest of his life. It could not happen! Women are a minority, supposedly, even though they’re not, in numbers. But it’s so out of balance. All Trump did was say what everybody following this knows.

Even the Democrats. The Democrats know there are all kinds of holes in her story. Trump doing what he’s doing provides a lot of cover for a lot of people. That’s one of the many reasons why he’s needed. Trump said, “Guilty until proven innocent. That’s very dangerous for our country.” That’s what this is. That’s what the Democrat Party is ensuring, and that’s what Democrat senators have said! That the accused has to prove he didn’t do it, that the accuser doesn’t have to corroborate anything, the accuser doesn’t have to prove anything.

Where? In what civilized society is that real? Trump said, “Guilty until proven innocent. That’s very dangerous for our country. I have it myself all the time. But for me, it’s like part of the job description. Let it happen to me. It shouldn’t happen to him,” meaning Kavanaugh. Translation: “I’ll take the hits. I will take the arrows. I will stand in the way of bullets and I’ll take ’em for the team.”


RUSH: Now, Sarah Sanders, White House press briefing is going on. She just laid into the press, and she said exactly what I said, if I don’t mind saying so.

She said Trump didn’t mock anybody last night. He simply recited the facts! And he said all of this can be laid at the feet of the Democrats. They’re to blame for this. None of this needed have happened in public. They had Blasey Ford’s email or letter way back in July. They could have done everything that’s been done to investigate her claim off record, behind the scenes, nobody knowing about it.

But they didn’t do that. They waited to use it as a Hail Mary. She disputes the idea that Trump mocked. She said, “All he was doing was reciting the facts.” Here it is again. This is what the press, the media, everybody is out now ripping Trump, claiming that he mocked Christine Blasey Ford.

THE PRESIDENT: How’d you get home? “I don’t remember.” How’d you get there? “I don’t remember.” Where is the place? “I don’t remember.”

AUDIENCE: (laughter and applause)

THE PRESIDENT: How many years ago was it? “I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know! I don’t know!”

AUDIENCE: (roaring applause)

THE PRESIDENT: What neighborhood was it in? “I don’t know.” Where’s the house? “I don’t know.” Upstairs? Downstairs? Where was it? “I don’t know, but I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember,” and a man’s life is in tatters. A man’s life is shattered.

RUSH: That is the point! Christine Ford is fine! Christine Ford is absolutely fine, despite how she acts! Kavanaugh’s life is shattered, ruined. His wife, his family, his past, his present, his future, destroyed! They don’t care. Sheldon Whitehouse… I’m sorry. Not Sheldon. Senator Kennedy from Louisiana? This guy is a walking sound bite. This guy’s out there; he’s saying things like (paraphrased), “Some Democrats have no soul.

“Their mothers must not have breast-fed them. They don’t care who gets destroyed! Dr. Ford, her confidentiality, her family. They don’t care if Kavanaugh gets destroyed.” This is John Kennedy, Republican, U.S. senator from Louisiana. Some of my colleagues on the Democrat side are in good faith. Some I’m convinced don’t even have a soul.

“Their mothers didn’t breast-feed them. They didn’t have to. They went to raw meat. They went right to raw meat. They don’t care who gets destroyed, Dr. Ford or her confidentiality, her family. They don’t care if Kavanaugh gets destroyed or his reputation.” Anyway, Senator Kennedy said, “What I am hearing from voters in Louisiana is enough is enough.” Right on cue from American greatness: “Dem[ocrat]s Risk Losing Suburban Women with Kavanaugh Attacks,” by Julie Kelly.

“I am not a crier. One of my best friends teases me that Satan cries more than I do; my husband jokes about my ‘six-second cry’ when I finally shed some tears. But as I watched Brett Kavanaugh’s opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday, I cried — and for more than six seconds. I wept for him, for his crushed wife seated behind him, for his young daughters, and for his friends. I cried for our country.

“It was an emotional release of sympathy, frustration and rage. I wasn’t alone. Several of my friends admitted they had the same reaction. … Mollie Hemingway mirrored the feelings of millions of women when she choked up that evening during an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News: ‘I was sobbing when I was watching it,’ Hemingway said. ‘I heard that a lot from people as well. It was hard just to watch those clips here.’ …

“The Democrats’ insistence that due process and a presumption of innocence don’t apply to men (particularly conservative white men) is a terrifying prospect for the husbands, sons, fathers, and brothers [women] love.” The abject insistence on denial of due process, denial of presumption of innocence. Trump I laid it out! She cannot confirm what she said! She has holes throughout all of it. Yet she is said to be eminently credible, and we can’t challenge it.

So Trump does. I’m telling you, folks, you’d better be thankful. If Trump hadn’t done it, you wouldn’t be hearing it anywhere but here and elsewhere in conservative media — and don’t think that suburban women all across America aren’t seeing the same thing. They are. Here’s more Trump from the rally in Southaven, Mississippi, last night. Here. He took a shot at Swetnick and that lawyer, Avenatti.

THE PRESIDENT: We had another woman just reported by a sleazebag lawyer named Avenatti.

AUDIENCE: (booing)

THE PRESIDENT: Sleazebag! Sleazebag! Well, it turned out even NBC — who’s as bad as they get. Even NBC couldn’t shield her with that interview. Did you see that interview? This woman had no clue what was going on.

RUSH: Sarah Sanders is saying to the press at the briefing that every bit of evidence they’ve seen so far support’s Kavanaugh’s case (and it does).


RUSH: So Rambo Blumenthal is out there attacking Trump and his vile attack on Dr. Ford. They called him Da Nang Dick. This is the guy who lied for many years about serving with bravery and honor in Vietnam when he had never, ever, been there. He literally claimed that people were dying all around him but he and his platoon kept doing their job. He was never there! The guy’s a sicko! He’s a pathological liar! He got called out on it!

The people of Connecticut still elected the guy! He used to be the attorney general of the state, now he’s a senator. I call him Rambo, Rambo Blumenthal. I wish he would just sit in his office and play with his GI Joe dolls and be quiet. But no, he’s out there claiming that Trump’s vile attack on Dr. Ford disrespected “the entire survivor community.” We have a survivor community now. A survivor of men community now. It’s on CNN, and here it is.

“Even the Connecticut senator who himself has been the target of attacks from Trump…” The target of attacks from Trump? The guy was a flat-out liar! What do you mean, “the target of attacks from Trump”? Trump didn’t attack anybody! He told everybody who the guy is! Here is Sarah Sanders from the press briefing just now, exactly as I said. She got a question from John Roberts, and it was all about (imitation), “Do you think that maybe the president shouldn’t have done it mocking her like that because it gets to Collins and Murkowski and it may affect the way they vote. It’s horrible. Do you think the president maybe should have not done it?”

SANDERS: The president was stating the facts and frankly facts that were included in special prosecutor Rachel Mitchell’s report. He was stating facts that were given during Dr. Ford’s testimony. And the Senate has to make a decision based on those facts and whether or not they see Judge Kavanaugh to be qualified to hold the position on the Supreme Court. Every single word Judge Kavanaugh has said has been picked apart, every single word, second by second of his testimony has been picked apart. Yet if anybody says anything about the accusations that have been thrown against them, that’s totally off-limits and outrageous.

RUSH: Exactly right! You can’t challenge her! So Trump did, for everybody else who doesn’t have the gonads to do it! Trump did it! And, yeah, he’s providing a little shade for some of these people to hide under. And I’ll guarantee you, they may be publicly saying I wish he hadn’t done it, that’s outrageous what Trump did. They’re thanking everybody he did it privately. Somebody has to say it. It’s the freaking truth!

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