Kavanaugh’s Confirmation: The Fallout and the Effect on the 2018 Midterms

Thank you for listening to the Cup of Joe Politics Podcast on October 8th, 2018 hosted by Joe Aguiar, joined as always by Seth Blair and Brian Forster.

Kavanaugh's Confirmation: The Fallout and the Effect on the 2018 Midterms
Susan Collins solidified the vote for then Judge, now Justice Kavanaugh. What does Dr. Ford think as Trump congratulates Susan Collins?

The NY Times dropped a bombshell report about tax fraud by the Trump family dating back to the President’s father Fred, who didn’t just give his son a small $1 million dollar loan. Trump actually got $400 Million from his dad. All I got from my dad was morals, values, and manners.. and told to alway tell the truth. Seth will tell us what the NY Times is investigating and what it means for the president.

When Sarah Sanders was asked about the president viciously mocking Dr Ford being sexually assaulted and she responded.. “Everything he said was factually true.” It’s wasn’t.
How is Sarah Sanders, whose father is Mike Huckabee and whose brother murdered a dog, still the worst person in her family? Brian Forster will give us a look into the future of the swing vote Senators.. who all knew how they were voting before the limited FBI investigation.

Plus, Lindsay Graham, fresh of his huge victory over survivors of sexual assault, called Brett Kavanaugh the “slut whore drunk” in this rape scenario.. apparently every rape has to have one.. that’s crazy.. because according to the GOP, the women either ask for it or are making false allegations. The Republican Party has hit some new lows.

We’ve got all that and more, on this week’s Cup of Joe Politics Podcast. Grab a Cup and Listen Up!

Kavanaugh Questioned and Trump Tweets “TREASON?”

According to the  John Dowd was so concerned Trump would commit perjury, that he held a practice interview with the president that went so badly, the President’s former personal attorney told him don’t testify, or you’ll end up in an orange jumpsuit. I’ll point out Dowd left the legal team.. but how poorly did he lie in a confidential practice interview.. with his own lawyer.. for him to say the president will go to jail if he talks to Bob Mueller. That doesn’t help with the court of public opinion and it’s actually worse than that in the court of law. The President is a criminal. His lawyer thinks that. What’s the counter argument?
“That’s a no-go. That is not going to happen,” Rudy Giuliani said. “There will be no questions at all on obstruction.”

Despite the fact Woodward’s new book is “Fake News”..  President Trump has ordered an actual witch-hunt in the West Wing to find out who cooperated with Bob Woodward’s book.. which is odd, because the White House says the accounts in the book are that of disgruntled former employees. If that is the case, why would you go on a witch-hunt of current staffers?

The Senate hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court are starting up this week. Everyone’s been talking about how much Kavanaugh prepared for this moment. And that’s clear from his actions and his responses.

Trump said Wednesday that “we’ll see” with regards to a government shutdown at the end of the month.  I think that ultimately it’s political posturing, but who knows. If Trump feels like he needs the distraction from the Phony Collusionist Witch Hunt at the end of the month, he may opt to shut things down.  In Crazytown, hating immigrants always plays.