The moment shows the gulf that has emerged between the parties as they navigate America’s cultural reckoning on sexual assault.
The president has long wanted to get rid of the deputy attorney general, but aides say recent revelations in Justice Department memos should be held in reserve.
Ed Whelan declined to answer further questions about his tweets or views on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination process, which has been upended by the allegation of assault decades ago.
Already burdened by an unpopular president and an energized Democratic electorate, the male-dominated GOP is now facing a torrent of scrutiny about how it is handling Kavanaugh’s accuser.
‘I feel so badly that he’s going through this,’ the president said about his embattled Supreme Court nominee.
Republican officials fear that an impulsive statement from the president could hurt the Supreme Court nominee and the party amid sexual assault allegations.
Documents show that many Republicans are relying on outside money for help in the air wars, while Democrats are hewing to a more traditional route.
The president’s tweet came as his administration is preparing for Hurricane Florence and the damage it is expected to do to the East Coast.
Aides routinely stole documents off Trump’s desk. Military leaders ignored the president’s orders. And the backstabbing went both ways.
Giuliani says Trump’s legal team plans to send a letter to Mueller that will rebuff an offer of a presidential interview that would include questions about possible obstruction of justice.