Donald Trump slams Brett Kavanaugh's accuser

Donald Trump.
Donald Trump. Photo credit: Reuters

US President Donald Trump has slammed the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accuses Mr Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in high school.

In a series of tweets Friday morning local time, Mr Trump leapt to the defence of Mr Kavanaugh.

"Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don't want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay. Facts don't matter," Mr Trump tweeted.

"I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so we can learn date, time and place!"

Dr Ford alleges that Mr Kavanaugh tied her down to a bed at a party they were at in the 1980s, tried to remove her clothes and covered her mouth when she tried to scream.

The President has previously shown restraint when speaking about the matter, but appeared to change his tone with his latest tweets. 

Dr Ford has expressed a willingness to testify, but only if an agreement can be reached on "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety", her lawyer was quoted as telling AP.