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Democrats in the dark on eve of historic Kavanaugh hearing

Democrats in the dark on eve of historic Kavanaugh hearing

Even Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who initially received a confidential letter from Christine Blasey Ford about her alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh, appears in the dark about her testimony. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Tens of millions of people will be watching Christine Blasey Ford when she appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a potentially…
Avenatti: I wasn’t scammed

Avenatti: I wasn’t scammed

“This is just crazy that somebody can just tweet something out like this, or post it, and people just take it as truth,” attorney Michael Avenatti said. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images Legal By NATASHA KORECKI 09/25/2018 06:13 PM EDT Updated 09/25/2018 06:30 PM EDT 2018-09-25T06:30-0400 Michael Avenatti on Tuesday lashed out at reports that a…
Frat boy vs. choir boy: Dueling versions of Kavanaugh raise credibility questions

Frat boy vs. choir boy: Dueling versions of Kavanaugh raise credibility questions

The fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has placed his adolescence and young adulthood under the microscope. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Call them the two Brett Kavanaughs: One was a rowdy frat boy who once bragged about “100 kegs.” The other was a studious rule-follower who spent his free time going to church, volunteering…
Laughter, frowns and shrugs: Trump speaks to the U.N.

Laughter, frowns and shrugs: Trump speaks to the U.N.

“We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism around the world,” President Donald Trump told the U.N. General Assembly. “Responsible nations must defend against threats to sovereignty. And not just from global governments, but from other newer forms of coercion and domination.” | Richard Drew/AP photo foreign policy The president…
Trump dismisses second Kavanaugh accuser as ‘all messed up,’ says Dems playing ‘con game’

Trump dismisses second Kavanaugh accuser as ‘all messed up,’ says Dems playing ‘con game’

President Donald Trump dismissed sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a “con game being played by the Democrats.” | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Tuesday lambasted Deborah Ramirez, the second woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of wrongdoing, saying "she was totally inebriated" and "all messed up" when the…
Kavanaugh’s former ‘sherpa’ won’t commit to vote for him

Kavanaugh’s former ‘sherpa’ won’t commit to vote for him

“I’m not making any comments on that until after Thursday," Sen. Jon Kyl said Tuesday when asked about his vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images Brett Kavanaugh's former "sherpa" isn't saying whether he'll vote for him. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who was guiding the Supreme Court justice…
Kavanaugh Just Played ‘Checkers’ on Fox

Kavanaugh Just Played ‘Checkers’ on Fox

Three weeks ago, Judge Kavanaugh offered the Senate Judiciary Committee the homilies every nominee is bound to recite: “A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written. … A good judge must be an umpire — a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors…
New Yorker under fire over latest Kavanaugh allegations

New Yorker under fire over latest Kavanaugh allegations

TV interviewers pressed Ronan Farrow (pictured) and Jane Mayer, the authors of the New Yorker report with new allegations about Brett Kavanaugh. | Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Association of Magazine Media Media The magazine faced questions from conservative and mainstream outlets about the lack of corroborating eye-witnesses to support a new claim about Kavanaugh's…
What Rosenstein’s ouster would mean for Mueller

What Rosenstein’s ouster would mean for Mueller

If Rod Rosenstein leaves the Justice Department, his replacement would either come from the natural DOJ line of succession or via presidential appointment. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO More than Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s job will be on the line when he meets with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday. Also in…
Kavanaugh’s wife tests standing by your man in the #MeToo era

Kavanaugh’s wife tests standing by your man in the #MeToo era

“This process is incredibly difficult,” Ashley Estes Kavanaugh said while sitting with her husband during an interview with Fox News. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Kavanaugh confirmation Ashley Estes Kavanaugh spoke publicly on behalf of her husband, making her the latest in a long line of political spouses who have stood by their scandal-tarred men. By…
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