Ford has not been contacted by FBI yet in Kavanaugh investigation
Oct 01, 2018, 00:13
The FBI is free to investigate any sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that it deems credible, two White House spokeswomen said on Sunday, rebuffing suggestions the administration has tried to limit the probe.
In what has become the year of the woman in national politics, there are no easy answers for a party aligned with a president who has dismissed more than a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct of his own.
"I'm sorry that this awful thing happened to her at the hands of someone", Conger said. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said it was his understanding there would be an FBI investigation of "the outstanding allegations, the three of them", but Republicans have not said whether that was their understanding as well.
The balancing act reflects the impossible politics ahead for some Republican candidates, particularly those in swing states and suburban House districts.
Christine Blasey Ford waves as she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday
After NBC News and the other outlets said Swetnick would not be questioned, the White House, which has stood by Kavanaugh throughout the fallout from an explosive Senate hearing on Thursday, denied it was limiting the investigation.
To Hannah King, a college senior from Bristol, Tennessee, Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of a drunken attack by Kavanaugh at a 1982 party when both were in high school were jarring and scary.
The move followed emotional testimony from Ford and Kavanaugh at a committee hearing on Thursday that further roiled emotions and outrage surrounding the nomination for a lifetime appointment to the high court. It's a Senate process.
- Whether or not Republicans ultimately confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, some on the front lines of the GOP's midterm battlefield fear the party may have already lost. But if they really cared about a true investigation, Comey said there wouldn't be an alarm on the investigation. "Please correct your reporting!" he wrote on Twitter. Grassley and other senators have provided few other specifics, and a committee spokesman declined to comment after Trump's tweet Saturday endorsing a broader approach.
Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh, as a Yale University freshman, drunkenly exposed himself and shoved his penis in her face in front of a group of classmates, according to an account she gave to the New Yorker.
The other witnesses to be questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York Times reported, are Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge and Leland Keyser and PJ Smyth, also said to have been at the party at which Ford says Kavanaugh assaulted her. She added that who will be interviewed was "up to the FBI" in its expanded background investigation into Kavanaugh.
She expressed sympathy for Ford, but said Kavanaugh deserved protection, too. "I just want this conducted in a fair way". Was it to promote her progressive organization (especially since she says they don't get big funding)?
"I've never heard that the White House, either under this president or other presidents, is saying: 'Well, you can't interview this person; you can't look at this time period; you can only look at these people from one side of the street, '" she said.
Conway told CNN's "State of the Union" that she was only aware of the parameters the Senate set on the probe.
The GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to send Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate, with the informal understanding that the FBI would investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh.
It's not meant to be a fishing expedition."The White House is not getting involved in the FBI investigation in that way", she added".
Prosecutors also asked the court to require Cosby to cover the cost of his two trials , which added up to about $420,000. Judge O'Neill heard arguments yesterday on whether to formally deem Cosby a "sexually violent predator" under state law.
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A Democrat in Texas hasn't been elected to statewide office since 1994, the longest such political losing streak in the nation. Citing state and local police reports, the Houston Chronicle reported last month that a witness said he tried to flee.
I didn't play with Davis. "The Bills can absolutely attempt to fight that, and some sort of arbitrator would need to rule". Davis made it clear that money is not worth his physical or mental health and happiness.
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Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'a big, fat con job'
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations against him. "I think it's going to be a very very important day in our country", Trump said. But he'll be watching the hearings and looks forward to hearing from Ford, he said , "and you know what, I could be persuaded ".
China cancels trade talks with US
If the White House does up the ante by going all the way to "500", Beijing would be unable to match that in dollar terms. The duties on $200 billion worth of imports came into effect just after midnight on Monday morning Washington time.
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The Journal report quoted one senior Chinese advisory official saying China would not negotiate "with a gun pointed to its head". American officials say those violate Beijing's market-opening commitments and worry they might erode USA industrial leadership.
Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast
It was crawling west-southwest at 3 miles per hour , lifting huge amounts of ocean moisture and dumping it far from the coast. The hurricane has darkened the skies and homes of hundreds of thousands of residents of both North & South Carolina.
Sarri gives injury update ahead of Cardiff clash
They've been one of the more prolific teams in the Premier League, likely due to Sarri's emphasis on attack-minded play. Squad depth is another question, but Sarri's big achievement already has been to put his team into the conversation.