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Trump allies push him to declassify more Russia probe docs

Trump allies push him to reveal probe docs

President Donald Trump's top congressional allies are calling on him to release reams of classified documents connected to the FBI's Russia probe.

Republican Reps. Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and Lee Zeldin are asking Trump to declassify additional portions of the application the FBI submitted to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in late 2016. (A heavily redacted version was released last month).


70 demonstrators arrested at Kavanaugh hearing

Protesters arrested at Kavanaugh hearing

Capitol Hill police say they arrested 70 protesters who disrupted Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

Sixty-one demonstrators were charged with disorderly conduct and another nine were charged with “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.”

The protesters, mostly women, loudly objected inside the hearing room to Kavanaugh’s confirmation, saying his appointment would be a setback for women’s rights and gay rights, among other things. Authorities escorted the protesters out of the hearing room.

The demonstrations added to the chaotic nature of the hearing. As it began, Democrats demanded that the hearing be adjourned to give senators time to review more than 42,000 pages of documents related to Kavanaugh’s record that were released Monday night.

Dems demand adjournment in chaotic start to Kavanaugh hearing

Kavanaugh hearings off to rocky start

Democrats grabbed the reins of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing even before his first words, pressing Republicans to adjourn the hearing on President Donald Trump's nominee as multiple activists on the left erupted in their own disruptions.

The volley of Democratic interjections began seconds after Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) attempted to open the high-stakes four-day hearing. Grassley attempted to speak over Democrats even as they sought a vote on a motion to adjourn the hearing, acknowledging that "maybe it’s not going exactly the way the minority would like it to go."


Elizabeth Warren's ancestry not a factor in hiring decision by Harvard – report

Ancestry not a factor in Warren hiringHarvard University’s decision to hire Elizabeth Warren as a law professor in the 1990s was not based on any assertion that she has Native American heritage, according to a report by the Boston Globe.

Warren is now a US senator from Massachusetts and a possible liberal contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. Critics have charged that she has advanced her career with a narrative that she is a distant descendant of Cherokee and Delaware tribes.


Meghan McCain says father's 'America was always great' during speech at National Cathedral service

Meghan McCain : American was always greatSen. John McCain’s funeral Saturday had the feel and gravity of the memorial for a head of state as three former presidents and a who’s who of Washington and the world gathered at the National Cathedral for his service.

McCain's hearse arrived at the cathedral shortly before 9:30 as bells tolled for the centerpiece of the three-day event where speakers honored his life as war hero, prisoner, lion of the Senate and exemplar of values of duty to his country.


McCain lies in state as tributes flow

John McCain lies in State

John McCain's last visit to Washington began with a military honor guard carrying the body of the late Arizona Republican into the Capitol, where his former colleagues paid their final respects to the longtime senator, GOP presidential nominee and war hero.

With dozens of current and former senators and members and McCain’s family in attendance — including McCain’s 106-year-old mother, Roberta — Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan hailed the 81-year-old senator as a uniquely, unmistakably American figure.


Republicans find a new target in fight to discredit Russia probe

Bruce Ohr targeted by GOP

First the spotlight was on Jim Comey and Andrew McCabe, then Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Now, Republicans — intent on proving that political bias is behind the sprawling investigation of President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia — are elevating a new bureaucratic target: Justice Department official Bruce Ohr.

Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), both top Trump allies, are taking breaks from their August recess to lead a closed-door interview Tuesday with the former associate deputy attorney general, who was demoted earlier this year amid growing scrutiny from conservatives. In recent weeks, Trump has tweeted about Ohr nine times, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes recently predicted Ohr would become a key figure in House investigators' sights.


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