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Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout

10 October, 2018 8:35 am 8:35 am

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday used the bitter Senate confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to try to boost Republican voter enthusiasm and prevent a Democratic takeover of Congress in the Nov. 6 elections. At a political rally in support of Iowa and Nebraska Republicans, Trump called … Read More

Kavanaugh seeks new tone after bitter court confirmation fight

10 October, 2018 10:30 am 10:30 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sought to put a bruising confirmation battle behind him on Monday at a White House ceremony in which President Donald Trump declared him innocent of sexual misconduct and apologised for the heated process. Kavanaugh, whose bid to join the top US court nearly failed after a … Read More

After fight that split US, Kavanaugh wins place on Supreme Court

10 October, 2018 8:06 am 8:06 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-controlled US Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, dismissing anger over accusations of misconduct against him and delivering a major victory to President Donald Trump who has now locked in a conservative majority on the court. By a vote of 50-48, the deeply-divided Senate gave the lifetime job to … Read More

Republicans plan to confirm Kavanaugh on weekend; protesters arrested

10 October, 2018 9:00 am 9:00 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans gained confidence on Thursday that his US Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, could win Senate confirmation after two wavering lawmakers responded positively to an FBI report on accusations of sexual misconduct against the judge. The report, sent by the White House to the Senate Judiciary Committee in … Read More

Amid Kavanaugh fight, Trump says it is a ‘scary time’ for young...

10 October, 2018 8:50 am 8:50 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that allegations of sexual misconduct against his US Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, showed that “it’s a very scary time for young men in America” who now may be presumed guilty even when innocent. Five days after an extraordinary Senate hearing watched by millions of people … Read More

FBI digs into US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s past

10 October, 2018 10:35 am 10:35 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Days after being ordered to look into sexual misconduct allegations against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the FBI has talked with his high school friend Mark Judge, but the interview is not complete, his attorney said on Monday. University professor Christine Blasey Ford has said Judge was a witness when Kavanaugh … Read More

FBI probe is the next battle in war over Kavanaugh

10 October, 2018 9:57 am 9:57 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic US senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. President Donald Trump bowed to pressure from moderate members of his Republican Party on Friday and ordered the … Read More

Chaos grips Senate hearing on Trump Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

09 September, 2018 9:41 am 9:41 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chaos engulfed the US Senate confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, as Democrats on Tuesday complained bitterly about Republicans withholding documents about the nominee’s past White House service and shouting protesters were arrested in droves. More than seven hours went by during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing … Read More