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Gov. Hogan rules out state police investigation of Kavanaugh allegations

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Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday ruled out involving the Maryland State Police in any investigation of allegations that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assualted a 15-year-old girl more than 30 years ago in Montgomery County. The Republican governor was asked at a news conference...
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President Trump Addresses Kavanaugh Accuser Allegations: “Let Her Say What She Has to Say”

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President Trump commenting on the sexual assault allegations by Professor Christine Blasey Ford against his Supreme Court nominee.
FOX's Jon Decker at the White House:
The President tweeting:
I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!
- Donald J. Trump September 21, 2018
Before last night's rally in Las Vegas, the President told FOX's Sean Hannity:
. POTUS on...
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Kavanaugh protests flashpoints as MeToo movement and politics collide

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Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford are flashpoints in a storyline that melds the MeToo movement and politics.
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WATCH: Female friends and colleagues of Brett Kavanaugh show their support

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Women are speaking out in support of the Supreme Court nominee amid sexual assault allegations.
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The Latest: Eshoo says Kavanaugh accuser has inner strength

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago : 11:20 a.m. The California congresswoman who met with the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago says the accuser "should not be underestimated." Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo told The Associated Press on Friday accuser Christine Blasey Ford "has an inner strength."
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Kellyanne Conway says people shouldn't 'conflate the MeToo movement' with the sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh

Kellyanne Conway says people shouldn't 'conflate the MeToo movement' with the sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh

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White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN Friday to discuss the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a Maryland house party when she was 15 years old in 1982.
"Let's not conflate the greater MeToo movement with whatever did or did not happen in the summer of 1982... that Judge Kavanaugh has completely denied," Conway said.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN's "New Day" Friday to discuss psychology...
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Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh's accuser, suggests assault allegations made up by ‘radical left'

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WASHINGTON - In a Friday morning tweet storm after days of restraint, President Donald Trump defended his embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and sought to cast doubt on the woman accusing the conservative jurist of attempting to rape her when they were in high school. Portraying the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford as part of a partisan effort to derail Kavanaugh's confirmation, Trump repeated his declarations this week, as he did Thursday night at a political rally in Las Vegas, that his nominee is a good person.
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Trump attacks sexual assault victim one minute after Kellyanne Conway praises him for not doing so

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At 9:13 a.m. on Friday, Kellyanne Conway told reporters that President Trump didn't need to be advised not to attack Dr. Christine Blasey Ford - the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her - because he knew it was the wrong thing to do.
“There's no reason to attack her,” Conway said. “The president doesn't need anybody to tell him. He does the right thing.”
One minute later , Trump made Conway look like a fool. At 9:14 a.m., the president posted a tweet attacking Ford by suggesting she's lying about her account of being assaulted at a party in...
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Kavanaugh ally says he did not communicate with White House or Supreme Court nominee about theory of another attacker

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Ed Whelan declined to answer further questions about his tweets or views on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination process, which has been upended by the allegation of assault decades ago.
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McConnell says Kavanaugh will be on the Supreme Court ‘in the very near future'

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the annual Values Voters Summit on Friday and promised Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is currently facing allegations of sexual assault, would be confirmed “in the very near future.”
In front of a rapt crowd, McConnell promised not only that Kavanaugh would be confirmed, but also pledged to “transform the judiciary” not only via the Supreme Court but also through the district and circuit courts.
“The circuit courts are where most complex decisions are made,” McConnell said. “26 court judges - this is the fastest...
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Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accuser By Name Amid Negotiations For Hearing

Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accuser By Name Amid Negotiations For Hearing

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The president had been restrained in responding to the accusation by Christine Blasey Ford that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school.
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Kellyanne Conway: Don't conflate the MeToo movement and Kavanaugh allegations

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Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway cautioned on Friday against conflating the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with the broader MeToo movement, suggesting that the details of the former are too thin to be considered fact. "Let's not conflate the larger Me Too movement with whatever did or did not happen in the summer of 1982, 36 years ago, that was not spoken about for the first time ever until 30 years later, that judge Brett Kavanaugh has completely denied," Conway said in an interview on CNN. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor in...
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Trump, in overt attack against Kavanaugh accuser, says if assault was ‘as bad as she says,' parents would have gone to authorities

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President Trump called on Christine Blasey Ford for the first time by name in a tweet to “bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!” Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers. Trump's tweet came after the president called Kavanaugh “a...
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Donald Trump Questions Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser

Donald Trump Questions Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser

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President Donald Trump deviated from his previously measured comments about the woman who has accused his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when he questioned Thursday why the woman didn't call the police 36 years ago, when she says the incident happened.
“Why didn't somebody call the FBI 36 years ago? I mean you could also say when did this all happen, what's going on? To take a man like this and besmirch - now with that being said, let her have her say and let's see how it all works out,” Trump said during an interview on Fox News just before his rally in Las Vegas.
“I...
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‘Fox & Friends' spreads irresponsible ‘mistaken identity' theory about Kavanaugh assault accusation

‘Fox & Friends' spreads irresponsible ‘mistaken identity' theory about Kavanaugh assault accusation

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During Friday morning's edition of Fox & Friends , hosts spread a completely irresponsible theory about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - that someone else might have perpetrated it and Ford is confused and mistaken about her attacker's identity.
“A fellow by the name of Ed Whelan, who had been one of the clerks for Antonin Scalia and a supporter of Judge Kavanaugh, he looked at what Christine Ford told the Washington Post and figured out, ‘okay, these people were named, these four people - where did they live?'” Steve...
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The Latest: Trump challenges Kavanaugh's accuser by name

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago :
9:30 a.m.
President Donald Trump is challenging by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, saying if the attack she alleges were that "bad" then she would have filed charges.
Trump tweeted Friday: "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents.
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Trump: Kavanaugh accuser should have filed charges if assault 'was as bad as she says'

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President Donald Trump said Friday that Christine Blasey Ford should have filed charges against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if the attack she alleges occurred when they were in high school “was as bad as she says.” “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents,” he wrote on Twitter. “I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”
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Trump blasts Kavanaugh accuser, says if alleged attack was that 'bad,' charges would have been filed

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President Trump attacked the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in a tweet wondering if the alleged ‘attack' was so bad, why did she wait so long to come forward?
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Trump says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is 'under assault'

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was "under assault" by radical leftist politicians, appearing to grow impatient with the delay of his appointee's confirmation proceedings.
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