Roger Stone Invokes Fifth Amendment Day After Donald Trump Praises Pal’s “Guts”

One day after President Donald Trump’s pal Roger Stone crowed he would have to lie to “bear false witness against” POTUS, Stone instead invoked his Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate himself as he turned down a request to turn o…

One day after President Donald Trump’s pal Roger Stone crowed he would have to lie to “bear false witness against” POTUS, Stone instead invoked his Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate himself as he turned down a request to turn over documents and testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee’s top Dem, Sen. Dianne Feinstein posted the letter of response from Stone’s attorney Grant Smith,  (read it here) in which he said, “Mr. Stone’s invocation of his…

Donald Trump Apologizes To Brett Kavanaugh “On Behalf Of Country” At White House Ceremony

President Donald Trump apologized on national TV to Brett Kavanaugh for the “pain and suffering” to which he was subjected during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, declaring on national TV that Kavanaugh had been “found innocent…

President Donald Trump apologized on national TV to Brett Kavanaugh for the “pain and suffering” to which he was subjected during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, declaring on national TV that Kavanaugh had been “found innocent.” “I would like to begin tonight proceeding differently than perhaps any other event of such magnitude,” Trump had begun Kavanaugh’s second swearing-in ceremony, signaling some big reality TV-esque reveal was about to happen. “On behalf of…

Brett Kavanaugh Uses Wall St. Journal To Decry “Wrongful and Sometimes Vicious Allegations”

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh admits that he may have been too emotional during his Senate Judiciary Committee testimony to refute charges brought by Christine Blasey Ford.
Writing in an op-ed today in the Wall Street Journal, the embattled Kav…

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh admits that he may have been too emotional during his Senate Judiciary Committee testimony to refute charges brought by Christine Blasey Ford. Writing in an op-ed today in the Wall Street Journal, the embattled Kavanaugh said, “I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times. I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can…

Brett Kavanaugh’s Scandalous Senate Hearing Scores Big Week For Cable News, Topped By FNC

Two days of Senate Judiciary Committee Kavanaugh-pocalypse brought Fox News Channel its highest rated week of the year to date in total day.
An average of 5.7 million viewers – 1.1M of them in the news demo – sat glued to FNC last Thursday,…

Two days of Senate Judiciary Committee Kavanaugh-pocalypse brought Fox News Channel its highest rated week of the year to date in total day. An average of 5.7 million viewers – 1.1M of them in the news demo – sat glued to FNC last Thursday, from 10 AM to 7 PM ET. That's when Christine Blasey Ford dramatically detailed her claim Brett Kavanaugh had pinned her on a bed at a party, tried to remove her clothes, and put his hand over her mouth to keep her from screaming when…

Donald Trump Orders FBI Probe Of Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavinaugh

President Donald Trump has ordered the FBI to look into “credible” allegations against his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, but the bureau has one week to complete the task.
“I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental inv…

President Donald Trump has ordered the FBI to look into “credible” allegations against his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, but the bureau has one week to complete the task. “I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file,” Trump said in a statement issued Friday afternoon by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one…

Senate Judiciary Committee Poised for Vote on Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, after a contentious, raw, and emotional day of testimony that seemed to only solidify the partisan divide. The vote was scheduled f…

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, after a contentious, raw, and emotional day of testimony that seemed to only solidify the partisan divide. The vote was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET, after the committee voted on Friday morning to move forward over the […]

Stephen Colbert Savages Senate Judiciary Committee’s Supreme Court Cage Match

If you were watching the news, you know today was the “most divisive day in America since Laurel and Yanni – if Yanni was trying to get on the Supreme Court and Laurel had some disturbing stories to tell about him,” Stephen Colbert sa…

If you were watching the news, you know today was the “most divisive day in America since Laurel and Yanni – if Yanni was trying to get on the Supreme Court and Laurel had some disturbing stories to tell about him,” Stephen Colbert said hours after the Senate Judiciary Committee testimony. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified after one of the women who has accused him of assault, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. “She went first, and the testimony was deeply moving…

Donald Trump Tweets Victorious After Brett Kavanaugh’s Pugnacious Testimony: “Senate Must Vote!”

“Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him,” President Donald Trump crowed via twitter, literally as his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was leaving the room after Senate Judiciary Committee testimony Thursday.
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“Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him,” President Donald Trump crowed via twitter, literally as his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was leaving the room after Senate Judiciary Committee testimony Thursday. “His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!” Trump had canceled today’s…

Brett Kavanaugh: “This Confirmation Process Has Become A National Disgrace”

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, verbally torched the place as he began his testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon.
“The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation pro…

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, verbally torched the place as he began his testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon. “The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process.  You have replaced 'advice and consent' with 'search and destroy'," Kavanaugh blasted, calling handling of accusations against him a  “circus,” a “witch hunt” and a “national disgrace.” Though he is applying for a job, he…

Donald Trump Soldier Sen. Lindsey Graham Attempts Damage Control During Break in Christine Ford Testimony

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to make the most of a break in testimony by Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford,  to lobby for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
“What happened to her I don’t know. Why don’t you believe him?” Graham…

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to make the most of a break in testimony by Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford,  to lobby for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. "What happened to her I don't know. Why don't you believe him?" Graham scolded reporters in a hallway gaggle. The previous day, Graham said in interviews that he's already made up his mind before Ford testifies, in part because he's so disgusted with the number of women coming forward with various…

Fox News’ Chris Wallace Declares Start Of Christine Ford Testimony “Disaster For Republicans”

During the break in Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford’s testimony, New York’s Dem Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told reporters, “I don’t know how any Republican watching this testimony could possibly vote for Brett Kavanaugh afte…

During the break in Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford’s testimony, New York’s Dem Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told reporters, “I don’t know how any Republican watching this testimony could possibly vote for Brett Kavanaugh after what she said.” And, because President Donald Trump has said he will be watching the hearing and, presumably, is doing so on Fox News Channel, he likely saw Chris Wallace, during the first break, tell Martha MacCallum: "This was extremely…

Christine Blasey Ford Chokes Up at Kavanaugh Hearing: ‘I Believed He Was Going to Rape Me’ (Video)

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave emotional testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, recalling the time when she believes Judge Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her while he was drunk at a party during the early 1980s.

“Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes. He had a hard time because he was so drunk,” Ford told senators in her opening statement. “I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help. When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from screaming. This was what terrified me the most,” she said.

As she recounted the most specific details, Ford became visibly emotional and choked up on several occasions.

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“It was hard for me to breathe,” she continued, saying that Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge was also in the room egging him on. “I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me. Both Brett and Mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack,” Ford said.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied Ford’s allegation. Judge has also disputed Ford’s account, though the Judiciary Committee has so far declined to call him to testify under oath — as Ford has requested.

Ford is one of three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Another women, Deborah Ramirez, told The New Yorker on Sunday that Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face against her will while they were both drunk during their freshman year at Yale.

A third woman, Julie Swetnick, came forward Wednesday with a sworn statement saying Kavanaugh and Judge participated in drugging and gang rape during multiple parties from around the same time period.

Swetnick told “The Circus” host John Heilemann that she came forward because she felt Kavanaugh’s past behavior should be disqualifying.

“Brett Kavanaugh is going for a seat where he’s going to have that seat on the Supreme Court for the rest of his life,” she said. “If he’s going to have that seat legitimately, all of these things should be investigated because from what I experienced firsthand, I don’t think he belongs on the Supreme Court.”

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How to Watch the Brett Kavanaugh-Christine Blasey Ford Senate Hearing Online

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave emotional testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, recalling the time when she believes Judge Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her while he was drunk at a party during the early 1980s.

“Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes. He had a hard time because he was so drunk,” Ford told senators in her opening statement. “I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help. When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from screaming. This was what terrified me the most,” she said.

As she recounted the most specific details, Ford became visibly emotional and choked up on several occasions.

“It was hard for me to breathe,” she continued, saying that Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge was also in the room egging him on. “I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me. Both Brett and Mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack,” Ford said.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied Ford’s allegation. Judge has also disputed Ford’s account, though the Judiciary Committee has so far declined to call him to testify under oath — as Ford has requested.

Ford is one of three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Another women, Deborah Ramirez, told The New Yorker on Sunday that Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face against her will while they were both drunk during their freshman year at Yale.

A third woman, Julie Swetnick, came forward Wednesday with a sworn statement saying Kavanaugh and Judge participated in drugging and gang rape during multiple parties from around the same time period.

Swetnick told “The Circus” host John Heilemann that she came forward because she felt Kavanaugh’s past behavior should be disqualifying.

“Brett Kavanaugh is going for a seat where he’s going to have that seat on the Supreme Court for the rest of his life,” she said. “If he’s going to have that seat legitimately, all of these things should be investigated because from what I experienced firsthand, I don’t think he belongs on the Supreme Court.”

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How to Watch the Brett Kavanaugh-Christine Blasey Ford Senate Hearing Online

Cory Booker Says He’ll Violate Senate Rules to Release Kavanaugh Email

WASHINGTON — The drama surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings continued on Thursday, as Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced that he would publicly release a confidential email about racial profiling. &#822…

WASHINGTON — The drama surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings continued on Thursday, as Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced that he would publicly release a confidential email about racial profiling. “I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate,” Booker told the Senate Judiciary Committee, adding that, “I openly invite and […]

Donald Trump’s Tweet-rage Over Kavanaugh Hearing Upstaged By Bob Woodward Book Excerpts

Day 1 of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings  before the Senate Judiciary Committee began with Dem on GOP brawling, and ended with President Donald Trump tweeting about how “mean, angry, and despicable” is the …

Day 1 of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings  before the Senate Judiciary Committee began with Dem on GOP brawling, and ended with President Donald Trump tweeting about how “mean, angry, and despicable” is the “other side.” Democrats have made clear they plan to vote against the politically connected darling of the conservative Washington legal circle, citing his positions against gun control and women’s reproductive rights. “The Brett Kavanaugh…

Piper Perabo Arrested While Protesting At Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing

Covert Affairs alumna Piper Perabo was arrested today at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings – one of dozens of protesters who were ushered out by Capitol Police after disrupting the proceedings.
“Many citizens bef…

Covert Affairs alumna Piper Perabo was arrested today at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings – one of dozens of protesters who were ushered out by Capitol Police after disrupting the proceedings. "Many citizens before me have fought for the equal rights of women,” she tweeted. “I can't be silent when someone is nominated to the Supreme Court who would take our equal rights away." I was just arrested for civil disobedience in the Kavanaugh…

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Congress: “I Started Facebook. I Run It. I’m Responsible For What Happens Here”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed regret for allowing an app to harvest the personal data of millions of its users and for reacting too slowly to respond to Russian interference during the 2016 election in formal remarks submitted to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Zuckerberg described Facebook as an idealistic company that is focused on connecting people. The social network has given 2 billion people around the globe powerful new tools to stay connected…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed regret for allowing an app to harvest the personal data of millions of its users and for reacting too slowly to respond to Russian interference during the 2016 election in formal remarks submitted to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Zuckerberg described Facebook as an idealistic company that is focused on connecting people. The social network has given 2 billion people around the globe powerful new tools to stay connected…

FBI Director James Comey “Mildly Nauseous” At Thought He “Might Have Had” Impact On Presidential Election

UPDATED with more details: FBI director James Comey said he was public about the bureau’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails just 11 days before the election because, while “really bad” it was preferable to concealment, which “in my view, would be catastrophic.” Testifying Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Comittee, Comey stoutly defended his decision to “walk into the world of ‘really bad’,” but call it “one of the world’s most painful experiences.”
“Look, this…

UPDATED with more details: FBI director James Comey said he was public about the bureau’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails just 11 days before the election because, while “really bad” it was preferable to concealment, which “in my view, would be catastrophic.” Testifying Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Comittee, Comey stoutly defended his decision to “walk into the world of ‘really bad’,” but call it “one of the world’s most painful experiences.” “Look, this…