• NBC October 4, 2018 6:51 am

    McConnell Sets Friday Test Vote on Kavanaugh Nomination

    The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide which party wins an election-season battle royale that has consumed the nation. A showdown roll call over confirmation seemed likely over the weekend. McConnell, R-Ky., cemented the process late Wednesday...

  • NBC News October 1, 2018 11:55 pm

    Kavanaugh Accuser Swetnick Speaks Out on Sexual Abuse Allegations

    Julie Swetnick says she’s a shy person who pays no attention to politics. But she says she felt she had to go public with serious allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. In an exclusive broadcast interview with NBC News, Swetnick claims she saw Kavanaugh behave inappropriately at parties in the early 1980s.

  • Donald Trump September 30, 2018 8:05 pm

    White House Not ‘Micromanaging' Kavanaugh Probe, Officials Say

    FBI agents on Sunday interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote on his nomination to the nation’s highest court. The White House insisted it was not...

  • Attorney September 30, 2018 8:10 pm

    3rd Kavanaugh Accuser Has History of Legal Disputes

    Julie Swetnick, one of the women who has publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, has an extensive history of involvement in legal disputes, including a lawsuit in which an ex-employer accused her of falsifying her college and work history on her job application. Legal documents from Maryland, Oregon and Florida provide a partial picture of a...

  • NBC September 29, 2018 8:24 am

    What Will the FBI Investigation on Kavanaugh Entail?

    On Friday, President Trump ordered the FBI to investigate Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — but what does that mean, exactly? Trump said the probe “must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.” FBI agents will almost certainly interview Kavanaugh, Ford and other potential witnesses to the alleged attack,...

  • Donald Trump September 27, 2018 9:40 am

    A Viewer's Guide to the Ford, Kavanaugh Senate Hearing

    It’ll be a snapshot of the state of the union. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday would turn on the credibility of its two star witnesses, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. But there is much more that will be electrifying the atmosphere in the cramped hearing room and...

  • Donald Trump September 28, 2018 7:01 am

    Christine Blasey Ford Recalls ‘Uproarious Laughter' in Alleged Kavanaugh Sexual Assault; Kavanaugh Issues Forceful Denial

    In an emotional day like few others in Senate history, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford quietly but firmly recounted her “100 percent” certainty Thursday that President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers — and then Brett Kavanaugh defiantly testified he was “100 percent certain” he did no such thing.

  • Donald Trump September 27, 2018 5:36 pm

    Read, Watch Kavanaugh, Ford Opening Statements in Senate Hearing

    Below, read the written testimony prepared by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and professor Christine Blasey Ford ahead of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh. Ford alleges, and Kavanaugh denies, that he held her down, tried to take off her clothes and stifled her cries for help during a high school party in suburban...

  • Donald Trump September 26, 2018 8:03 pm

    3rd Kavanaugh Accuser Emerges; Trump Open to Changing Mind

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is open to changing his mind on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — if the evidence at Thursday’s Senate committee hearing is compelling. Trump said at a news conference in New York that he’ll watch the testimony from Kavanaugh and a woman who’s accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

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