Developing now, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018
- Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces a storm of new sexual misconduct allegations: Michael Avenatti, lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, claims to have 'evidence' that Kavanaugh and a high school friend targeted women for gang rape. Meanwhile, the New Yorker magazine late Sunday reported that a former Yale classmate alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party
- The new allegations against Kavanaugh emerged after his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, agreed to appear at a Senate hearing this Thursday, setting up a dramatic showdown over his Supreme Court nomination. But Thursday's hearing could now be in doubt.
- President Trump will address the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, and observers will closely watch how he addresses North Korea and China
- President Trump appeared to blame Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the alleged 'Deep State' conspiracy allegations surrounding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in an interview with Geraldo Rivera
- Tiger Woods won his first PGA tour in five years on Sunday, capping an emotional comeback from a series of injuries and personal problems
- Bill Cosby faces up 30 years in prison as the sentencing hearing for his sexual assault conviction begins on Monday
Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against President Trump and has hinted at a possible presidential run, made the claims in an email to Mike Davis, the chief counsel for nominations on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He did not state the source of his "evidence" and did not name any alleged victims. However, Avenatti told the Associated Press that he will disclose a client's identity in the coming days and that she is prepared to testify before the committee, as well as provide names of corroborating witnesses.
Meanwhile, the New Yorker magazine reported late Sunday that a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh claimed he exposed himself to her at a college party. The woman, Deborah Ramirez, has called on the FBI to investigate the alleged incident. The magazine's report, which is co-written by Ronan Farrow, who is credited with starting the #MeToo movement, states that four Democratic senators have received information about Ramirez's allegation and at least two have begun investigating it.
In a statement provided by the White House, Kavanaugh said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple." A White House spokeswoman added in a second statement that the allegation was "designed to tear down a good man."
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Sunday night for the "immediate postponement" of any further action on Kavanaugh's nomination. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the committee will attempt to evaluate the new claims against Kavanaugh. But he slammed Senate Democrats for withholding information from the committee.
- Top Democrat cites Kavanaugh's 'outcome-driven' legal philosophy as reason to deny him due process
- Liberal hypocrisy: Feinstein, other Dems largely silent on abuse claims against Keith Ellison
Before Sunday, questions surrounded Ford's hearing because of protracted back-and-forth tussling between Senate Republicans and Ford's legal team, who disagreed on the ideal timing of the hearing, as well as who should testify first and whether outside lawyers should be allowed to ask questions. On Sunday, all doubts appeared to have been erased. However, New Yorker report and Avenatti's claim may have changed everything.
- Fourth purported witness claims no knowledge of alleged Kavanaugh assault against Ford
- FOX News poll: Kavanaugh lost voter support for confirmation after Ford allegations
- Steve Hilton: At the UN President Trump should call for a total economic boycott of China
- John Bolton previews Trump's United Nations speech
Trump announced on Jan. 31, 2017 he would nominate Rosenstein to be deputy attorney general. The Senate confirmed him that April. The New York Times reported Friday that Rosenstein had discussed secretly recording the president and enlisting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. Rosenstein has denied the report, and one person who was present at the time told Fox News the deputy attorney general was being "sarcastic" when he made the suggestion.
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- Michael Goodwin: 'Deep state' leaves Trump no good options on FBI, Rosenstein
- Britt McHenry: Why Tiger Woods' win is so much more than just a victory on the golf course
Sentencing begins Monday and is expected to last two days. While the judge will ultimately have the final say in Cosby's punishment, the potential consequences for Cosby’s crimes allow for many options.
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'CONSTITUTION BE DAMNED: "I fear for Lady Justice. But not just Lady Justice -- our institutions and our bedrock constitutional rules that have made America what Ronald Reagan referred to as the shining city on the hill." – Judge Jeanine Pirro, in her "Opening Statement" on "Justice with Judge Jeanine," slamming Democrats' "stunning" dismissal of the fundamental rules of the American justice system in the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. WATCH
HIJACKING BY DEMS: "They can talk about people all they want, they can talk about women all they want, they can talk about 'all white men' all they want. What they really want is power and to maintain their power. And all roads, for them, lead through the Supreme Court." – Mark Levin, on "Life, Liberty & Levin," arguing that the Democratic Party has destroyed the Supreme Court confirmation process over the past 30 years and that the Brett Kavanaugh saga is the latest example. WATCH
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