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Developing now, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018
- The claims of an ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, have cast doubt on her testimony last week at a Senate hearing
- The FBI could finish its investigation of Kavanaugh as soon as Wednesday, a source told FOX News
- Negotiations between Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and President Trump's lawyers for a possible interview have stalled over the recent report that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president, FOX News has learned
- President Trump personally led efforts to silence porn star Stormy Daniels and keep their alleged relationship a secret, according to one report
- Two letters sent to the Pentagon tested positive for the poison ricin, the day after a 'suspicious' envelope addressed to President Trump was intercepted
Under questioning from sex-crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell last week, Ford said that she had "never" had "any discussions with anyone ... on how to take a polygraph" or "given any tips or advice to anyone who was looking to take a polygraph test." In a letter Tuesday evening that referenced the ex-boyfriend's declaration, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley demanded that attorneys for Ford turn over her therapist’s notes and other key materials, and suggested she was intentionally less than truthful about her experience with polygraph examinations during Thursday's dramatic Senate hearing. The doubts about Ford's testimony surface as another Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick - who has made lurid, uncorroborated sexual assault allegations about the Supreme Court nominee - faces growing questions about her own credibility.
- Trump defends Kavanaugh, slams Ford's claims at Mississippi rally
- Swetnick's ex-boyfriend, former Dem congressional candidate, says he doesn't believe her
- Kennedy: Time to discuss the critical elements needed for the Supreme Court
- Kavanaugh's Clinton comment 'deserves a lot of laughter,' Hillary says
- Anti-Kavanaugh protesters accosting senators have ties to George Soros
- Cal Thomas: You don't have to be Nostradamus to make a prediction about Dems, Kavanaugh and the FBI
Also, the Associated Press reported that two prosecutors detailed to the Russia investigation for the past year are returning to their duties in other parts of the Justice Department. They join two other attorneys who left the team, assigned to investigate potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, over the summer.
- House GOP, Rosenstein agree to meet to discuss 'wire' report
- Report: Trump reaped millions in tax schemes from father's business; NY Tax Department 'reviewing' allegations
Late Tuesday, the U.S. Secret Service said it had received a "suspicious envelope" addressed to President Trump the day before. The agency said the envelope "was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the White House." News of the suspicious packages in Washington came as authorities said two people were taken to a hospital after being exposed to a "white powdery substance" at Sen. Ted Cruz's office in Houston.
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KAVANAUGH'S 'ICEGATE': "Whoever shall throw ice in a tavern is disqualified from service on the federal judiciary." – Tucker Carlson, on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," ridiculing the allegation against Brett Kavanaugh that he threw an ice cube at a man "unprovoked" at a New Haven, Conn., bar in September 1985. Clearly, the Founding Fathers foresaw this kind of situation, Carlson riffed. WATCH
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The Tom Shillue Show, 3 p.m. ET: Juan Williams, co-host of "The Five," joins Tom Shillue to discuss his new book, "What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? Trump's War on Civil Rights" and the latest news of the day!
2003: A tiger attacks magician Roy Horn of duo "Siegfried & Roy" during a performance in Las Vegas, leaving the illusionist in critical condition on his 59th birthday.
1995: The jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles finds the football legend not guilty of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman. In 2008, 13 years to the day later, Simpson is found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room.
1991: Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton enters the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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