Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Mitch McConnell: FBI’s Report Won’t Be Made Public

Mitch McConnell this afternoon said that only Senators will be allowed to see the FBI’s just-completed report on Brett Kavanaugh. “We’ll get an FBI report soon. It will be made available to each senator and only senators will be allowed to look at it,” McConnell told reporters. He added, “that’s the way these reports are always handled.” The FBI is ...

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McConnell Vows Kavanaugh Vote This Week [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doubled down Tuesday on his vow to hold a vote by the end of the week on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, saying he was the victim of open “floodgates of mud and muck.” “One thing we know for sure: The Senate will vote on Judge ...

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Linsdey Graham: If Kavanaugh Is Voted Down, Trump Should Renominate Him After The Midterms [VIDEO]

“Here’s what I would tell the president: I would appeal the verdict of the Senate to the ballot box. This good man should not be destroyed. If you legitimize this process by one vote short, we’ll be on to the next person. I’d hate to be the next person nominated. I would feel horrible that we destroyed Kavanaugh. So what ...

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Kavanaugh Won’t Teach Harvard Law Class Next Year

The Harvard Crimson reports: Embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School in January, according to an email administrators sent to Law students Monday evening. “Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered,” Associate Dean ...

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Damage Control: White House Issues Statements By Kavanaugh Pals Saying They Never Saw Him Black Out

Earlier today Glorious Leader disputed Brett Kavanaugh’s own sworn testimony before Congress by saying that the nominee has had “a little bit of difficulty with drinking.” Now comes the damage control: The White House on Monday blasted out two statements from men who attended college with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, both of whom claim they never saw Kavanaugh black ...

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WH Authorizes FBI To Expand Kavanaugh Investigation

The New York Times reports: The White House has authorized the F.B.I. to expand its abbreviated investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by interviewing anyone it deems necessary as long the review is finished by the end of the week, two people briefed on the matter said on Monday. The new directive came in the past ...

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Trump: One Of My Only Good Traits Is I’ve Never Had A Glass Of Alcohol, What A Mess I Would Be [VIDEO]

“I was surprised at how vocal he was about the fact that he likes beer, and he’s had a little bit of difficulty, I mean he talked about things that happened when he drinks. This is not a man that said that he was perfect with respect to alcohol. I’m not a drinker and I can honestly say I never ...

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Yale Pal Recounts Time Kavanaugh Started Bar Fight

The Washington Post reports: Charles Ludington, a former varsity basketball player and friend of Kavanaugh’s at Yale, told The Washington Post on Sunday that he plans to deliver a statement to the FBI field office in Raleigh on Monday detailing violent drunken behavior by Kavanaugh in college. Ludington, an associate professor at North Carolina State University, provided a copy of ...

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John Oliver Devotes Entire Show To Kavanaugh [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: John Oliver dedicated an entire episode of Last Week Tonight to dissecting — and brutally mocking — Brett Kavanaugh‘s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “We need to talk about Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee and walking crushed beer can,” Oliver started. The HBO host took a look at Christine Blasey Ford‘s “brave and compelling” testimony, before moving ...

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State TV Hosts: Kavanaugh Is Being Racially Profiled

Media Matters has the transcript: PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): But their idea is that the evidence of guilt is the fact that he’s a white man of privilege. That’s the first sin, the first evidence of guilt, and then everything else cascades from there. How do you walk back from that ledge where you start with that premise? RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY: Here ...

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Sanders: Dems Are Exploiting Christine Ford [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Sunday blasted Democrats for their “disgraceful” and “disgusting” handling of the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Sanders asserted on “Fox News Sunday” that Senate Republicans will dictate the terms of the FBI investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed ...

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Saturday Night Live Takes On Brett Kavanaugh [VIDEO]

Variety reports: “Saturday Night Live” returned for its 44th season Sept. 29 and wasted no time diving back into political sketches, with Matt Damon appearing as Brett Kavanaugh and Rachel Dratch returning as Senator Amy Klobuchar for a cold open sketch about his hearing. Mysteriously absent from the top of the hearing, as Alex Moffat’s Chuck Grassley explained he was ...

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Pelosi: Impeaching Kavanaugh Is A Possibility [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi affirmed that the House Democratic caucus is ready to move forward with impeaching controversial Supreme Court nominee and alleged sexual assaulter and rapist Brett Kavanaugh should the Democrats retake the majority after the 2018 midterm elections. Pelosi’s support for such a move is conditional on one thing, however, the truth or ...

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Bernie: Investigate Kavanaugh For Lying To Congress

This morning Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassely in which he called for a separate FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged lies to the US Senate. “In order for the FBI investigation regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to be complete, it is imperative the bureau must not only look into the accusations made by ...

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Kennedy Warns Of “Death And Decline” Of Democracy

The Associated Press reports: Former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose retirement created the vacancy that produced the no-holds-barred confirmation fight over Brett Kavanaugh, said Friday maintaining civil discourse is critical to democracy’s survival. Kennedy never spoke directly about Kavanaugh, who was once his law clerk, or the bitter battle unfolding in Congress. But it was on the minds of ...

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Women Who Confronted Jeff Flake Speak Out [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: It was all so spontaneous. Maria Gallagher, 23, had come to the Hart Senate office building on Friday morning to protest the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. And as part of her responsibilities, she’d been tasked with camping out outside of Sen. Jeff Flake’s office to somehow, someway, persuade him to vote no. ...

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Tucker Carlson: Brett Kavanaugh Is Now A Folk Hero

“At this point Kavanaugh isn’t just a Supreme Court nominee. He is a folk hero to many people, an inspiration to millions. People who have spent the last two years being browbeaten and bullied by their moral inferiors were buoyed by what he said yesterday. These are people who have been told they’re worthless and bigoted. They have been unfairly ...

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Allies Raise $700K+ For Christine Ford On GoFundMe

CBS News reports: Two GoFundMe accounts made on behalf of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her family have raised over $700,000 in donations for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. “Cover Dr. Blasey’s security costs,” has surpassed its $175,000 goal and raised over $200,000 in nine days. The GoFundMe campaign was created by Heidi Feldman on behalf of ...

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WH Official: Trump Will Order FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh

CNN reports: Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was suddenly thrown into doubt Friday as Senate Republicans called for a one-week delay so that the FBI can investigate sexual assault allegations facing President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Trump will order the FBI probe as requested, a White House official said. The Senate Judiciary Committee requested the FBI look into “current credible allegations” ...

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Senate GOP Agrees To One Week Delay On Kavanaugh

NBC News reports: The second-ranking Republican in the Senate said Friday that the GOP would delay a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to allow for an FBI probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against the judge. “There’s going to be a supplemental FBI background investigation” Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Friday. The Texas Republican said ...

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