REPORT: GOP hires female attorney to question Kavanaugh accuser

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Politico) — Senate Republicans have hired an attorney to use as a questioner of Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday’s high-stakes hearing on a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but are declining to name her. Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told POLITICO on Tuesday as he entered the Capitol for…

REPORT: Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after President Donald Trump predicted stepped-up U.S. sanctions would get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear program. Addressing world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, Rouhani accused the Trump administration of violating…

KAVANAUGH: ‘I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process’; SCOTUS nominee swings back against as second accuser comes forward

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday hit back after a second woman came foward with claims of sexual harassment, this time stemming from a party that she and Kavanaugh allegedly attended while in college. “I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process,” Kavanaugh said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary…

DELAY TACTICS: Feinstein calls for postponement of Kavanaugh vote, FBI investigation of alleged assaults

Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Sunday sent a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley calling for an immediate postponement of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination and a federal investigation into the sexual assaults being alleged toward Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court. The full context of the letter reads as follows: September 23, 2018…

Ellison accuser: Dems ‘smeared, threatened’ me when I tried to speak out

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The woman who claims Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) physically and emotionally abused her says the Democratic Party “smeared, threatened [and] isolated” her after she went public with her allegations. “I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party,” Karen Monahan said in a statement posted to Twitter. “I provided medical records from…

Trump: Kavanaugh ‘doesn’t deserve’ to face sexual assault allegations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he feels “terribly” for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he faces a decades-old accusation of sexual assault. Trump says the judge “is not a man that deserves this.” Trump spoke Tuesday at a joint press conference with the president of Poland. He praised Kavanaugh, saying he…