Monday, September 24, 2018

MixedTimes - Politics

Avenatti vows to name new Kavanaugh accuser soon

A lawyer for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct says they will name her and release more details in the next two days.

Kavanaugh accusers enlist high-powered lawyers, Dem operatives

The women accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school and college have something else in common: they are enlisting a growing number of well-known Democratic lawyers, donors and operatives for their fight against President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

Andrew Cuomo using banks to target NRA, faces major legal test

A campaign by New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to crack down on the National Rifle Association and similar groups is facing its first big legal test, with a federal judge expected to decide soon whether to allow a challenge to go forward.

Trump addresses UNGA on global 'drug epidemic'

President Trump and representatives from the administration committed to “fighting the drug epidemic together” Monday at the first event of the week-long United Nations General Assembly forum.

Former Obama official under scrutiny for Manafort ties

A former Obama White House counsel is facing increasing pressure from federal prosecutors over his former law firm’s ties to Paul Manafort’s lobbying work for the Ukrainian government, The Washington Post reported.

Trump points finger at Sessions for Rosenstein controversy

President Trump appeared to blame Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the latest controversy surrounding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Sunday, saying that Sessions had "hired" Rosenstein to be his second-in-command.

Kavanaugh accuser's details have changed, but she remains certain about abuse

Key details in the narrative provided by Christine Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, have seemingly changed over the past week, even as the California professor insists she was forcibly attacked and that she has not mistaken Kavanaugh for anyone else.

Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser another extension

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley late Friday night granted another extension to Christine Blasey Ford to decide on whether she will testify to the committee.

Trump holds 'MAGA' rally in Missouri

President Trump was set to hold a “Make America Great Again” rally on Friday night in Springfield, Missouri, where state Attorney General Josh Hawley is battling to unseat Democratic Sen.

Pompeo: Trump may hold 2nd meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in 'near future'

The Trump administration is working on a second summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. “There’s still a little bit of work to do left to make sure that the conditions are right and that the two leaders are put in the position where we could make substantial progress,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an interview with Fox News.

Trump goes on offensive in Kavanaugh fight, calls on accuser to provide a police report

President Trump on Friday went on the offensive in the battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation after days of laying low, calling on accuser Christine Blasey Ford to provide a police report, slamming Democrats for waiting to share the allegations and telling senators to move ahead with a vote.

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