• Trump's former lawyer reportedly wanted to cover Manafort's and Gates' legal fees, but backed off when associates warned him it would look like an attempt at obstruction

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    John Dowd, President Donald Trump's former lead defense attorney, reportedly tried to help pay the legal fees for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates earlier this year.
    At one point, Dowd is said to have pledged $25,000 of his own money to help Manafort, but he backed down after Trump's associates advised him against it out of fear that it could appear to be an attempt by the White House to interfere in the Russia probe.
    Dowd said he did not try to cover Manafort's and Gates' legal fees out of concern that they would cooperate, but rather because he cares "about a lot of people" and was "offended...
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  • Mitch McConnell Says Senate Will ‘Plow Right Through' Kavanaugh Confirmation

    Mitch McConnell Says Senate Will ‘Plow Right Through' Kavanaugh Confirmation

    25 days ago - By Fortune

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a crowd of conservatives Friday that Congress is going to “ plow right through ” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, dismissing any future testimony regarding the sexual assault allegation the judge faces.
    Christine Blasey Ford , a professor from California, came forward earlier this week to publicly accuse Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a party more than 30 years ago, when the two were in high school. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation, saying it is “ completely false .”
    “I have never done anything like what the...
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  • 'Look how angry the left is': Mitch McConnell said the time since Trump became president has been the best in his 34 years in the Senate, and he plans to plow through more nominees

    'Look how angry the left is': Mitch McConnell said the time since Trump became president has been the best in his 34 years in the Senate, and he plans to plow through more nominees

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to continue to "plow right through" Brett Kavanaugh's difficult Supreme Court nomination.
    McConnell addressed the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of conservatives in Washington.
    The Kentucky Republican also said the last year and a half have been his happiest in the 34 years he's been in the Senate.
    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell boasted of his accomplishments on Friday, promising to plow through more of President Donald Trump's nominees and pack the federal courts with like-minded conservatives, even in the wake...
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