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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Trump is backing down — at least temporarily — from his declassification order for Department of Justice documents related to the origins of the Russia investigation. Citing concerns from allies — whom he doesn’t identify — and from the DOJ that that release would have a “perceived negative impact” on the Russia […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is willing to testify before lawmakers as early as next week, her lawyers say, so long as certain terms are met that are “fair and ensure her safety.” In a call between Ford’s attorneys and the Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s staff Thursday […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is questioning the account of an alleged sexual assault survivor who has made claims against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has come forward in recent days saying that Kavanaugh assaulted her while they were in high school. Kavanaugh has denied the accusations and the […]

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The sister-in-law of Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who’s accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as teenagers, said on Good Morning America that “I don’t see any possibility” that Ford is mistaken. Deborah Ford Peters said Ford is down to earth, hardworking and honest. Peters also […]

ABC News(LAS VEGAS) — In front of a friendly crowd at the Las Vegas Convention Center, President Donald Trump, who flew out to show support for Republican Sen. Dean Heller, said that his Supreme Court nominee “is going to be just fine.” Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to succeed Anthony Kennedy, has denied an accusation […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Emails between Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s staff and the legal team of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, obtained by ABC News, show that Republican staffers reached out the day after Ford’s identity was made public and offered to have her testify later that same week or the following Monday at […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has alleged Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that she “would be prepared to testify next week.” Thursday evening, the White House released a letter from Kavanaugh saying, “I will […]

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Emails between Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s staff and the legal team of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, obtained by ABC News, show that Republican staffers reached out the day after Ford’s identity was made public and offered to have her testify later that same week or the […]

Yana Paskova/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has participated over the last month in multiple interview sessions lasting for hours with investigators from the office of special counsel, Robert Mueller, sources tell ABC News. The special counsel’s questioning of Cohen, one of the president’s closest associates over the past […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The archbishop of New York has appointed retired judge Barbara Jones to be an independent reviewer of sexual abuse cases. Most recently, Jones reviewed documents in the Michael Cohen case. Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan conceded in a press conference Thursday that the “summer of hell” had laid bare the scope of abuse […]


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