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Melania Trump Called Christine Blasey Ford a Liar, ‘You Know That Woman is Lying, Don’t You?’

Melania Trump warned her husband that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was not being truthful when she accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, according to a new book.

“You know that woman is lying, right?” Melania told the president, in an episode recounted in Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, the New York Post reported. The book is slated for a Tuesday release.

Authors Mollie Hemingway, senior editor of the Federalist, and Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, claim in their upcoming book that the first lady was one of many women who were skeptical of Ford’s testimony that Kavanaugh raped her while drunk at a high school party.

In another excerpt published Saturday by Fox News, details emerge of the tense hours during which Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley, waited in a Senate office building while Ford testified. Going over the prepared remarks by which he intended to defend his reputation, the two reportedly decided at the end “[to add] a story about their daughter Liza’s saying that they should pray for the accuser, which Ashley had told [her husband] that morning.”

Still another excerpt published Saturday by the New York Post recounts the ordeal that Maine Sen. Susan Collins and her family went through for her role as the deciding vote in Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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