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Grassley sets Friday deadline for Trump top court pick Kavanaugh's accuser

29 days ago   |   By Reuters

A woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexually assaulting her decades ago has until Friday morning to provide prepared testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel's chairman said on Wednesday.
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Gender war politics grip Senate over Kavanaugh accusation

29 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, did or didn't do in high school.
Christine Blasey Ford's accusation of sexual assault - and Kavanaugh's staunch denial - has ignited a tense, gender-infused war among the Senate's 100 members, 23 of whom are women.
Whether Kavanaugh and Ford testify under oath, and to what details, has enormous stakes for President Donald Trump and the Nov. 6 midterm elections - not to mention American men...
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Trump defends his Supreme Court nominee, wants accuser to testify

29 days ago   |   By Reuters

President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court pick, saying it is hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if the nominee's accuser does not testify before the Senate.
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Jeff Flake, Bob Corker Don't Want Brett Kavanaugh Vote Delayed

Jeff Flake, Bob Corker Don't Want Brett Kavanaugh Vote Delayed

29 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, asked the FBI to investigate before her scheduled hearing.
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President Trump on Kavanaugh Accuser: “If She Doesn't Show Up, That Would Be Unfortunate”

29 days ago   |   By FOX News

President Trump says he wants to hear from the woman who has accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than 30 years ago.
FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:
Speaking to reporters before boarding Marine 1, President Trump said he hopes Christine Blasey Ford comes to Washington on Monday to speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee:
"If she shows up that would be wonderful. If she doesn't show up, that would be unfortunate."
The President again blasted Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein for not speaking up when she first heard of the...
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President Trump casts doubt of Kavanaugh accuser, saying it's 'hard to imagine' that 'anything happened'

29 days ago   |   By NY Daily News

President Trump cast doubt on sexual assault claims made against his Supreme Court nominee Wednesday, but said Brett Kavanaugh's accuser deserves to be heard. “I really would want to see what she has to say,” Trump said as he left the White House en route to the Carolinas. “I want to give it all...
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