President Trump says his Supreme Court nominee is “under assault” by Democrats who want to derail his confirmation.
A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel on Thursday the professor will not testify on Monday as Republicans want but would be willing to appear sometime next week if certain terms are met. Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, has been given a Friday deadline by the Republican-led Judiciary Committee to decide whether to testify at a high-stakes hearing it has scheduled for Monday. If Ford agrees to appear, it would set the stage for a potentially explosive hearing just weeks before congressional elections that will decide the balance of power in Congress, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault.
The Senate passed a massive spending package that included a provision to fund the federal government through Dec. 7.
Christine Blasey Ford has called for an FBI investigation into her claim before she testifies before a Senate committee.
The adult film star goes into detail about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, the Guardian reports.
Hillary Clinton warned that Trump could go on a firing spree in November and that he'll be uncontrollable if Democrats don't take back at least one congressional chamber.