President Trump, at a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, on Tuesday said that he feels sorry for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and that there should be a "process" to investigate the sexual assault allegations against him that leads to a conclusion that leaves little to no doubt as to what really happened.
"I feel that the Republicans, and I can speak for myself, we should go through a process, because there shouldn't even be a little doubt," Trump said. "There shouldn't be a doubt."
"Again, they knew what they were doing," he said of Senate Democrats. "They should have done this a long time ago, three months ago, not now. But they did it now. So I don't want to play into their hands."
QUESTION: On Judge Kavanaugh, yesterday you said we want to go through a full process. You said we want to make sure everything is perfect, everything is just right. To that end, what would be the problem with the FBI reopening their background investigation into Judge Kavanaugh, would you support such a thing?
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: It wouldn't bother me other than the FBI... that they really don't do that. That's not what they do. Now they have done supposedly six background checks over the years as Judge Kavanaugh has gone beautifully up a ladder.
He's an incredible individual, great intellect, great judge, impeccable history in every way, in every way.
I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you. I feel so badly for him. This is not a man that deserves this... this should have been brought up long ago and that's what you have hearings for, you don't wait until the hearing is over and then all of a sudden bring it up.
When Senator Feinstein sat with Judge Kavanaugh for a long period of time a long, long meeting. She had this letter, why didn't she bring it up? Why didn't she bring it up then? Why didn't the Democrats bring it up then? Because they obstruct and because they resist. That's the name of their campaign against me. Resist. And they just obstruct. And, frankly, I think they're lousy on policy and in many ways they're lousy politicians, but they're very good on obstruction. And it's a shame. Because this is a great gentleman.
With all of that, I feel that the Republicans, and I can speak for myself, we should go through a process, because there shouldn't even be a little doubt. There shouldn't be a doubt. Again, they knew what they were doing. They should have done this a long time ago, three months ago, not now. But they did it now. So I don't want to play into their hands.
Hopefully, the woman will come forward, state her case. He will state his case. Before representatives of the United States Senate and then they will vote and they will look at his career, they will look at what she had to say. From 36 years ago and we will see what happens. But I just think that he is at a level that we rarely see, not only in government, anywhere in life and honestly I feel terribly for him, for his wife, who is an incredible, lovely woman and for his beautiful young daughters. I feel terribly for them.