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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Back in 1991, when Anita Hill came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, it was an all-male Senate Judiciary Committee that grilled her as the nation watched. On Tuesday, reporters asked Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the […]

Holton Arms School Yearbook(WASHINGTON) — The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when both of them were in high school will not testify before the FBI investigates the matter, one of her lawyers, Lisa Banks, said Tuesday night. In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, reported […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump and his allies have long insisted that what he calls the “fake dirty dossier” was wholly “responsible for starting the totally and discredited witch hunt” by special counsel Robert Mueller. But, beginning in July 2016, that so-called “dossier” actually sat for several weeks inside an organized crime unit at […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senators on both sides of the political aisle seemed to agree Tuesday that the sexual assault allegation from Professor Christine Blasey Ford against Judge Brett Kavanaugh ought to be discussed and included as part of the body of information lawmakers will use to inform their vote on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. But Republicans […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Locked in a tight re-election battle, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is casting the race for a U.S. Senate race in stark terms over one of Texas’ most sacred foods: barbecue. According to the Austin-American Statesman , Cruz was referencing recent protests at one of his campaign events over the weekend by the People […]

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again waded into the fray over his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who has denied a sexual assault allegation on the eve of a committee vote on his confirmation. “I don’t think the FBI should be involved because they don’t want to be involved. This is […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump directed the release of classified portions of a warrant application for surveillance, also known as “FISA”, and text messages related to the Russia investigation and embattled Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr, the White House announced Monday afternoon. The move was seen as a victory for Republican members of Congress […]

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, is ready to be sentenced later this year for pleading guilty to lying to the FBI in the Russia probe, according to a status report his lawyer filed jointly Monday with special counsel Robert Mueller. After months of […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Following allegations of sexual assault from a California psychology professor against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, outside groups from both sides of the aisle are readying for an intense messaging battle as Capitol Hill grapples with the political fallout. The allegations made against Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, 51, stem from an […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Trey Gowdy, has sent a letter to FEMA requesting documents and records pertaining to administrator Brock Long’s use of government vehicles and staff to travel to and from North Carolina. The request follows a report in Politico last week that the internal watchdog for the […]

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