CNN's Don Lemon: Kavanaugh Is Like Bill Cosby, Many People Could Not Believe It When First Accused

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CNN's Don Lemon draws parallels between Bill Cosby and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who have both denied allegations of sexual misconduct. Lemon drew inspiration from Cosby's lawyer -- who blamed the loss on racism -- for bringing up Kavanaugh in his statement to the press following the detainment of his client. Lemon said like Cosby, Kavanaugh had friends publicly defend him, which seemed like the worst thing the CNN host could come up with.

"When Bill Cosby was initially accused, many people from many years could not believe it," Lemon said on the Tuesday edition of his primetime show. "The women's accounts were questioned. It took a very long time and a lot of investigating and multiple proceedings before there was a verdict as to the truth of what really happened."

"This is what you need when you want to determine a finding of fact," Lemon said, pushing for an FBI inquiry. "And legal experts like our Jeffrey Toobin, well they point out that's what's missing in what's being planned in Washington for Thursday. A real investigation. It might get us closer to the truth, to the facts. It might clear Judge Kavanaugh. Or it might validate his accuser's accounts."





Lemon issued a large disclaimer that he is not saying the Kavanaugh accusations are anywhere near the scale of what Cosby before his commentary on parallels.

"Now I want you to hear me very clearly here, okay? The accusations are nowhere the scale of what Cosby allegedly did to 60 women over the course of decades. And I'm not saying that they are. Okay? The things Kavanaugh are accused of may or may not have happened. We don't know," Lemon said at the top.

From Tuesday night's edition of CNN Tonight with host Don Lemon:

DON LEMON: Right now, a Supreme Court facts two allegations sexual assault or misconduct from his time in high school and his time in college back in the late 1980s. Kavanaugh denies they ever happened.

Now I want you to hear me very clearly here, okay? The accusations are nowhere the scale of what Cosby allegedly did to 60 women over the course of decades. And I'm not saying that they are. Okay? The things Kavanaugh are accused of may or may not have happened. We don't know. And it's likely we won't know unless there is an investigation and that's the whole point of one, right?

When Bill Cosby was initially accused, many people from many years could not believe it. The women's accounts were questioned. It took a very long time and a lot of investigating and multiple proceedings before there was a verdict as to the truth of what really happened.

This is what you need when you want to determine a finding of fact. And legal experts like our Jeffrey Toobin, well they point out that's what's missing in what's being planned in Washington for Thursday. A real investigation. It might get us closer to the truth, to the facts. It might clear Judge Kavanaugh. Or it might validate his accuser's accounts. ...

And by the way, they have the backing of a president who is accused of sexual misconduct by 19 women himself...

There is an old saying: the truth will come out, it just might not happen on the Senate's timeline. And maybe a better saying is the truth will set you free.

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