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Kavanaugh nomination vote set for Monday, unless accuser testifies on sex abuse claims

The Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, unless a deal is reached soon with his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexual assault, to testify before the panel. “I’m providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford’s attorneys don’t respond or Dr. ...

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Kavanaugh accuser comes forward as Democrats seek to block SCOTUS nomination

A woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has revealed her name and said she is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as Democrats fight to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The accuser, Christine Blassey Ford, is “willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth,” her attorney Debra Katz told NBC on Monday. Ford ...

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Group pledging $5mn to defeat Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination funded by Soros – report

A group that pledged $ 5 million to stop Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from being appointed to the post is partly funded by Hungarian billionaire George Soros, a Daily Caller investigation revealed. The new advocacy group Demand Justice is behind the website stopkavanaugh.com, which refers to Trump’s Supreme Court pick as being “anti-healthcare,”“anti-abortion,” and “Trump’s rubber stamp.”  ...

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‘Generally conservative’ candidates on Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist, nomination coming soon

President Donald Trump is moving quickly to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court, telling reporters he plans to choose from among the five or so “generally conservative” finalists and announce the nominee by July 10. “I’ve got it narrowed to about five,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday, en route to his Bedminster, New Jersey ...

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‘Worst person possible’: Gina Haspel closer to top CIA job as Senate committee votes for nomination

Gina Haspel is “the worst person” to lead the Central Intelligence Agency due to her first-hand torture experience, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern told RT. If approved by the Senate, she’ll likely continue the practice, he says. “She is the worst possible person to head the CIA … She was told to do torture, pure and simple,” McGovern, who has ...

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Senate Intelligence Committee votes to advance Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director

Gina Haspel is a step closer to becoming the next CIA director after the US Senate Intelligence Committee voted to advance her nomination. It follows weeks of controversy surrounding her involvement with a post-9/11 torture and detention program, launched under the administration of George W. Bush. In the closed session vote, Haspel won ‘yes’ votes from 10 of the committee’s ...

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‘I worked for her, she’s not right for job’ – Ex-CIA officer Kiriakou to RT on Haspel nomination

Gina Haspel is set to win her Senate nomination by a small margin, regardless of the declassification of torture files, former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou told RT, calling this “the single worst pick” in DC. Read more “I think she’s the single worst pick in all of Washington DC,” the former CIA officer stated on RT. Kiriakou, who ...

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Pompeo nomination for State Department barely clears Senate committee

CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination for secretary of state has barely cleared the Senate Foreign Committee. No Democrat voted in favor of the nominee, and the vote almost failed due to one Republican’s absence. Initially, ten of the Republicans present voted in favor of Pompeo, and ten of the Democrats present voted against. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) voted by proxy, ...

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Retired intelligence operatives ask Trump to reverse Haspel CIA nomination

A group of former US intelligence officers has urged President Donald Trump to rescind his nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA director, citing concerns over her alleged role in human rights abuses and her destruction of evidence. Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity includes former CIA, NSA, FBI and Army operatives. In a memorandum to the president, the group claims Haspel’s ...

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Steve Smith 2018 Hall of Fame nomination creates confusion

This is probably one of the many reasons Steve Smith Sr. started putting Smith Sr. on the back of his jersey. The list of modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was released on Tuesday and there was one player on there that turned heads. Former Giants wide receiver Steve Smith found his way onto ...

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