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by | September 19, 2018 | 06:12

Trump told reporters, "I don't think the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be involved because they don't want to be involved, if they wanted to be I would certainly do that". Those witnesses would include Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge, who Ford said was in the room when she was assaulted, but Judge said no. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegation , and Judge says he doesn't remember any such incident.

by | September 19, 2018 | 04:58

But with the Kavanaugh confirmation process - already a noisy pageant of political charges, fierce lobby campaigns and passionate protests - roiled by 11th-hour claims that as a 17-year-old high school student he sexually assaulted a young woman, the American capital is convulsed in one of the periodic episodes that seems to capture the zeitgeist of the age.

by | September 19, 2018 | 03:56

In essence, this is a cold war on trade, with both the USA and China aware that a reduction in trade flows poses mutually assured destruction of their economies-or MAD, as the policy was abbreviated during the actual Cold War. The yuan has weakened by about 6 per cent against the USA dollar since mid-June, offsetting the 10 per cent tariff rate by a considerable margin. The administration since July has already slapped 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods, sparking immediate ...

by | September 19, 2018 | 01:12

Such meetings, between a private US citizen and foreign officials, are not against the law and not necessarily inappropriate, but Trump and the GOP contend Kerry is trying to subvert the administration's hard line on Iran . Depending upon the specific details of Kerry's interaction with Zarif, he could be subject to the provisions of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires registration and transparency by individuals or companies acting on behalf of foreign governments, ...

by | September 19, 2018 | 00:57

Trump declared himself open to the idea, stressing that Poland would pay for the facility. Trump was speaking at a joint press conference on Tuesday with his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda - who had come to White House to press his government's arguments for a base - which he jokily suggested could be called "Fort Trump".

by | September 18, 2018 | 23:41

Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ) administrator Brock Long has suggested that widely reported death toll figures from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico may be inflated because deaths from unrelated events made their way into the numbers.

by | September 18, 2018 | 22:43

The committee's chairman, Iowa Sen. She says she tried to scream, but that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth to silence her. "And she deserves to be heard because these are serious accusations. But Democratic staff declined to be part of the call, a committee spokesman said. With November's midterm elections less than two months away, both sides signaled they would navigate Monday's scheduled Senate Judiciary Committee hearing cautiously.

by | September 18, 2018 | 22:18

On Monday, Trump directed that more of the FBI's warrant application to secretly monitor Trump campaign adviser Carter Page's communications be declassified and released to the public. Democrats are clearly anxious about the potential consequences of this declassification, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) condemned the move in a statement .

by | September 18, 2018 | 22:10

Meanwhile, Harris urged the FBI to pursue a thorough and comprehensive background investigation into Kavanaugh's record in light of the allegations against him. The Kavanaugh hearings are a crucial moment for members of both parties to put a stop to this administration's habit of running roughshod over the very thing that makes our democracy admirable and functional (if occasionally maddening): fair, predictable and transparent processes.

by | September 18, 2018 | 21:25

Harry Reid (D) of Nevada, when he was Senate majority leader. The showdown has echoes of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' contentious confirmation hearings in 1991 involving sexual harassment allegations lodged against him by a law professor named Anita Hill.

by | September 18, 2018 | 19:41

Detectives believe the child was lost when his mother drove around barricades and then encountered rushing water flowing across the road . "Her vehicle left the roadway and came to rest amongst a group of trees", sheriff's officials said.

by | September 18, 2018 | 19:30

Trump has made wild accusations against both men, claiming they were part of a politically motivated plot against him. WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump has intervened in an ongoing investigation of his 2016 presidential campaign, ordering the declassification of portions of a secret application for surveillance of a member of his campaign as well as the release of text messages exchanged by FBI employees involved in the investigating of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

by | September 18, 2018 | 17:38

The US's highest emergency official said other states were in the path of Florence. Downgraded from a tropical depression, the deadly storm still had abundant rain and top winds around 25 miles per hour (35 kph). "As you can tell, they're not listening to me", he said. Meier told FOX 46 how a tree almost took out his home. a home he lives in with his, 97-year old father.

by | September 18, 2018 | 16:29

While the President announced on Monday that he still stands behind Kavanaugh , Ford got a vote of support from someone who plays a former USA president on TV. There are many elements and theories as to why this is the case, but it is a known fact that women tend to stray away from pointing fingers in the days, weeks, months and even years after becoming a victim.

by | September 18, 2018 | 16:15

The court went on to say that those using and growing cannabis in the privacy of their own home should be left in peace. The unanimous decision of the Constitutional Court was passed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. "If a police officer finds a person in possession of cannabis and he or she thinks it is not for personal consumption, he or she will ask the person such questions as may be necessary to satisfy himself or herself whether the cannabis he or she is in possession of is for ...

by | September 18, 2018 | 13:52

Ford had contacted the Post through a tip line in early July after it had become clear that Kavanaugh was on Trump's shortlist to fill a vacancy but before the Republican president nominated him, the newspaper said . "Back then, I was only vaguely aware of how inappropriate much of John's writing was, given my limited experience and what was considered normal at the time ".

by | September 18, 2018 | 11:30

The first visit by a South Korean leader to Pyongyang in a decade is also the men's third meeting this year after two previous summits in April and May in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula. "Expectations should remain focused on the inter-Korea relationship and some of the items within Moon's control in this regard - including a likely pledge to increase the frequency of high-level diplomacy and communication on various levels", said J.

by | September 18, 2018 | 11:23

Fate of 14 people on board unknown as military plane goes missing off the coast of Syria, Russian defence ministry says, after missiles from an unknown origin are fired on several targets in Latakia province. An Israeli military spokeswoman when asked earlier about both the reported Israeli strike and the Russian plane said: 'We don't comment on foreign reports'.

by | September 18, 2018 | 10:28

Britain has charged two Russian men, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with attempting to murder Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia by spraying a chemical weapon on Mr Skripal's front door in the southern English city of Salisbury in March.

by | September 18, 2018 | 10:13

He is an outstanding intellect and outstanding judge respected by everybody. "Never had even a little blemish on his record ", Trump said. It's an artificial deadline - one that suddenly has taken outsized importance because Republicans believe that any delay equals a loss of momentum for Kavanaugh .