Tag Archives: SCOTUS

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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Kavanaugh Pal Mark Judge Agrees To FBI Questioning

CNBC reports: A lawyer for Mark Judge, the high school buddy of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, told CNBC that Judge “will answer any and all questions posed to him” by the FBI about serious sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. “If the FBI or any law enforcement agency requests Mr. Judge’s cooperation, he will answer any and all questions …

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Trump Says He’ll Defer To Senate On FBI Investigation, Calls Accuser Christine Ford “Very Credible” [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that he found testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, “very credible.” But that won’t stop him from supporting the judge. Trump called Ford a “very fine woman” following a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Kavanaugh. “She was a very credible witness,” …

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BREAKING: Committee Votes To Advance Kavanaugh, Flake Calls For Week Delay Before Full Senate Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 11-10 along party lines to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the full Senate. GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a week’s delay before the full Senate votes pending an FBI investigation. USA Today reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to move Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate …

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Democrats Walk Out On Kavanaugh Meeting [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Four Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee walked out of the hearing room in protest after Republicans decided along party lines to schedule a “time certain” vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for 1:30 p.m. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) walked out of the room, causing …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Committee Votes On Kavanaugh

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday was set to cast a vote on recommending whether Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the Supreme Court in an early indication of the ramifications of an extraordinary hearing Thursday. The most pivotal figure Friday morning will be Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.), who is retiring when his term …

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Kellyanne Conway: Brett Kavanaugh Will Drop His Bias Once He Gets Seated On The Supreme Court [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Top White House officials took to television Friday morning to defend Kavanaugh and urge his swift confirmation to the highest court. Kellyanne Conway, appearing on “CBS This Morning,” was pressed how Kavanaugh could be a neutral figure on the court when he berated the accusations against him as political. Conway claimed that once Kavanaugh is on the …

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Classmate: Kavanaugh “Blatantly Lied” About Drinking

Last night a Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s called in to Chris Cuomo’s CNN show to say he had “blatantly lied” about his drinking history. The Week reports: “I’ll tell you, Chris, I watched the whole hearing, and a number of my Yale colleagues and I were extremely disappointed in Brett Kavanaugh’s characterization of himself and the way that he …

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Bar Association Calls For Delaying Kavanaugh Vote

The New York Times reports: The American Bar Association called Thursday evening for postponing a vote on Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court until sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford and others are investigated by the F.B.I. The request was made in a letter from the A.B.A.’s president, Robert M. Carlson, to the Senate Judiciary …

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LIVE VIDEO: Brett Kavanaugh Testifies On Allegations

A new thread for the second half of this exhausting day. Frank Bruni recaps for the New York Times: Christine Blasey Ford didn’t try to play it cool. She didn’t worry about being perfectly composed. When she needed caffeine, she asked for caffeine. When nerves got the better of her, she giggled nervously. She smiled at odd times, the way …

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Kavanaugh RAGES: This Is Revenge For The Clintons

“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups. This is a circus! The consequences will extend long …

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LIVE VIDEO: Kavanaugh And Ford Testify Before Senate

CNN reports: Christine Blasey Ford will air her allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, and Kavanaugh will defend himself, as the nation watches Thursday’s extraordinary Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will attempt to convince majority Republicans to confirm him despite Ford’s allegation that he assaulted her as a teenager — and as other accusations …

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Third Kavanaugh Accuser Gives First Interview [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The third woman to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct said in her first on-camera interview that she believes the behavior she claims to have witnessed from him during the 1980s should disqualify him from serving on the Supreme Court. “He’s going to have that seat for rest of his life. If he’s gonna have that …

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BREAKING: Senate Probes Complaint From FOURTH Accuser, Woman Claims 1998 Assault By Kavanaugh

NBC News reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee is inquiring about at least one additional allegation of misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a letter obtained by NBC News and multiple people familiar with the process. According to an anonymous complaint sent to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Kavanaugh physically assaulted a woman he socialized with in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Rare Open Press Conference

CBS News reports: President Trump is holding a rare open-ended press conference in New York after the United Nations General Assembly. This comes as his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, faces increased scrutiny ahead of a Thursday hearing with one of his accusers. While Mr. Trump met with the world’s top leaders Wednesday, it was domestic politics that dominated headlines, …

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Christine Ford’s Polygraph Released: “No Deception”

Lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford this afternoon released the results of the polygraph test she took in August of this year. Ford during the interview told the examiner that she was pulled into a room by either Kavanaugh or his friend Mark Judge during a Montgomery County, Md. party in the 1980s. She said Kavanaugh “got on top …

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Main Kavanaugh Backer Appears To Waffle On Support

Talking Points Memo reports: The chief counsel of the Judicial Crisis Network, which has run an aggressive and well-funded campaign in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, struggled on Wednesday to continue to support that confirmation in an interview just minutes after new allegations against Kavanaugh were revealed. “I think we have to look into this further, but …

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