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Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past

An adviser for the Senate Judiciary Committee has resigned amid questions from NBC News about a previous sexual harassment complaint.

         nbcnews.com  2018-09-22 14:11:00+00:00
Who's talking about this:  Kyle GriffinKyle Griffinandrew kaczynski🧐Stephanie RuhleZerlina MaxwellDafna LinzerJohn HarwoodKeith BoykinAmy SiskindQasim Rashid, Esq.
  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    A top adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee's response to the allegation against Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous political job in part because of a sexual harassment allegation against him. https://t.co/Kuaiau9clP

    Sat Sep 22 14:30:06 +0000 2018

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Garrett Ventry, the Judiciary Committee adviser who just resigned over sexual harassment allegations, has left the PR he was working for, too. The PR firm was CRC Public Relations, the firm that apparently helped Ed Whelan push his bogus conspiracy theory. https://t.co/Kuaiau9clP

    Sat Sep 22 16:30:02 +0000 2018

  • andrew kaczynski🧐
    andrew kaczynski🧐 @KFILE

    NBC News: The top press aide to Chuck Grassley related to the Kavanaugh nomination resigned after they asked about "evidence he was fired from a previous political job in part because of a sexual harassment allegation against him." @HeidiPrzybyla reports https://t.co/1JQFIfMiff

    Sat Sep 22 14:20:59 +0000 2018

  • Stephanie Ruhle
    Stephanie Ruhle @SRuhle

    THIS IS WHY GREAT JOURNALISM MATTERS- The guy was accused (& subsequently fired) sexual harasser, worked for @ChuckGrassley &the pr firm that stoked whelan’s bogus theory Thanks to @HeidiPrzybyla’s steller reporting (NOT ample vetting by GOP) he was FIRED https://t.co/q2LFAinkr5

    Sat Sep 22 17:55:44 +0000 2018

  • Zerlina Maxwell
    Zerlina Maxwell @ZerlinaMaxwell

    Omg —> NBC News: Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past https://t.co/ytC4zgKUO2

    Sat Sep 22 14:42:48 +0000 2018

  • Dafna Linzer
    Dafna Linzer @DafnaLinzer

    BREAKING: A top adviser for the Senate Judiciary Committee working on Kavanaugh and Ford issues has resigned amid questions from NBC News about a previous sexual harassment complaint. By @HeidiPrzybyla https://t.co/kZZvm3XBrZ

    Sat Sep 22 14:17:56 +0000 2018

  • John Harwood
    John Harwood @JohnJHarwood

    train wreck gets wreckier https://t.co/bHjo2lrp8X

    Sat Sep 22 14:32:27 +0000 2018

  • Keith Boykin
    Keith Boykin @keithboykin

    You know you have a problem on your hands when the guy who is your spokesman, Garrett Ventry, to defend Republicans' handling of the Kavanaugh nomination is forced to resign because he had been fired from a previous job for sexual harassment allegations. https://t.co/q8tSWdVKjf

    Sat Sep 22 15:03:00 +0000 2018

  • Amy Siskind
    Amy Siskind @Amy_Siskind

    The GOP is an echo chamber of white men who have normalized sexual assault: “A press adviser helping lead the Sen Jud Comm’s response to a sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous political.. https://t.co/scNQlSgqIM

    Sat Sep 22 14:27:51 +0000 2018

  • Qasim Rashid, Esq.
    Qasim Rashid, Esq. @MuslimIQ

    Can’t make this up. The spokesman hired to defend the SCOTUS nominee accused of sexual assault—himself has a history of committing sexual assault.🤦🏽‍♂️ These folks simply do not care about women. Smh #WhyIDidntReport https://t.co/nXWtwi3bFK

    Sat Sep 22 17:09:51 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment – In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.

      nytimes.com 2018-09-21 17:47:30+00:00
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  • Rep. Jim Jordan
    Rep. Jim Jordan @Jim_Jordan

    Rosenstein denies the NYT story. Mr. Rosenstein, give Congress the McCabe memos that we asked for in July and all the other documents we’ve requested so we can all judge for ourselves. https://t.co/dHOgL73paP

    Fri Sep 21 19:30:07 +0000 2018

  • Donald Trump Jr.
    Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr

    Shocked!!! Absolutely Shocked!!! Ohhh, who are we kidding at this point? No one is shocked that these guys would do anything in their power to undermine @realdonaldtrump. Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment https://t.co/ZTEwS8E1iJ

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  • Michael S. Schmidt
    Michael S. Schmidt @nytmike

    EXCLUSIVE: Rosenstein discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to oust Trump in the days after Comey was fired in May 2017. Rosenstein also discussed wearing a wire to secretly record his conversations with Trump. https://t.co/lq3iWOqM1r w/@adamgoldmanNYT

    Fri Sep 21 17:48:29 +0000 2018

  • Norm Eisen
    Norm Eisen @NormEisen

    I have known Rod for 25 years. If he says it is “inaccurate & factually incorrect,” it is. Can’t know NYT source for sure but (like a previous & similar NYT story) there are indicators this is revenge effort by McCabe. https://t.co/1dPIixvCci

    Fri Sep 21 19:14:07 +0000 2018

  • Lou Dobbs
    Lou Dobbs @LouDobbs

    BREAKING: "Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment" #MAGA #TrumpTrain #Dobbs https://t.co/eeXvNOdiJ0

    Fri Sep 21 18:21:31 +0000 2018

  • (((Rep. Nadler)))
    (((Rep. Nadler))) @RepJerryNadler

    It appears obvious that the @nytimes story is an attempt to undermine DAG Rosenstein and create a pretext for his removal. @realDonaldTrump must not further interfere in the Mueller investigation by firing the person overseeing it, or in any other way. https://t.co/wI7yHyE2wB

    Fri Sep 21 20:36:08 +0000 2018

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    Huge scoop by ⁦@adamgoldmanNYT⁩ and ⁦@nytmike⁩ on Rod Rosenstein talking about secretly recording Trump and raising 25th amendment in the Comey firing aftermath https://t.co/IJTpHUpkP4

    Fri Sep 21 17:53:34 +0000 2018

  • House Judiciary ⚖
    House Judiciary ⚖ @HouseJudiciary

    I intend to subpoena “McCabe Memos” & all other docs that have been requested & not provided. https://t.co/e8yvkJFwGZ

    Fri Sep 21 22:16:05 +0000 2018

  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro @benshapiro

    Rosenstein fully denies the account, nothing came of it, and the story is based on more anonymous sources. https://t.co/I5x5CvNUra

    Fri Sep 21 18:26:56 +0000 2018

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Rosenstein told McCabe he thought he could persuade Sessions and Kelly to join effort to invoke 25th amendment and remove Trump — one of several headlines in NYT bombshell https://t.co/iW7O2vUjdN

    Fri Sep 21 18:01:58 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Trump Administration Aims to Sharply Restrict New Green Cards for Those on Public Aid Trump Administration Aims to Sharply Restrict New Green Cards for Those on Public Aid – A rule proposed by the Trump administration could force immigrants seeking permanent resident status to prove they will never become reliant on government assistance.

     nytimes.com 2018-09-22 22:00:34+00:00
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  • ACLU
    ACLU @ACLU

    This move by the Trump administration is a new attempt to kick and keep immigrants out of our country and attack people with disabilities, including people with HIV and those who are enrolled in the Medicaid program. https://t.co/SsKkQNC9Qu

    Sun Sep 23 01:28:29 +0000 2018

  • anika palm
    anika palm @ampalm

    “Nearly 20 million children in immigrant families could be affected by the policy changes ... Almost nine in 10 of those children are United States citizens.” https://t.co/FgqCDIctF9

    Sat Sep 22 22:15:45 +0000 2018

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Trump admin officials announced that immigrants who legally use public benefits like food assistance and Section 8 housing vouchers could be denied green cards under new rules aimed at keeping out people the admin deems 'a drain on the country.' https://t.co/fsU49UNGhV

    Sat Sep 22 23:00:01 +0000 2018

  • Julie Davis
    Julie Davis @juliehdavis

    Yesterday Trump said Democrats want "to give welfare & free health care to illegal aliens," while Republicans would "protect the safety net for truly needy Americans." Today his administration proposed penalizing immigrants who use public benefits @shearm https://t.co/q5ZlsIJbkL

    Sat Sep 22 22:47:27 +0000 2018

  • Michael D. Shear
    Michael D. Shear @shearm

    The Trump administration will deny green cards to immigrants who become “public charges” through use of public benefits like food stamps and public housing. https://t.co/VXMgTWA4C6

    Sat Sep 22 22:03:12 +0000 2018

  • Evan Rosenfeld
    Evan Rosenfeld @Evan_Rosenfeld

    NYT: Trump admin officials announced Saturday that immigrants who legally use public benefits like food assistance & Section 8 housing vouchers could be denied green cards under new rules aimed at keeping out people the admin deems a drain on the country. https://t.co/OioxcpwpbH

    Sat Sep 22 22:06:22 +0000 2018

  • Sarah Parvini 🦅 (سارا)
    Sarah Parvini 🦅 (سارا) @sarahparvini

    Federal law has "required those seeking green cards to prove they will not be a burden and has taken into consideration the acceptance of cash benefits." But the gov't "has never before considered the use of other public benefits, like assistance for food" https://t.co/ZFpfOU2zez

    Sat Sep 22 22:13:38 +0000 2018

  • Taniel
    Taniel @Taniel

    Trump admin announced plan to try to kick off immigrants with legal status from public benefits programs like food assistance, or to use that as a reason to deny them green cards. https://t.co/HajdoXcUfQ https://t.co/ghaKqGGuvR

    Sat Sep 22 22:11:16 +0000 2018

  • Rebecca Vallas
    Rebecca Vallas @rebeccavallas

    BREAKING: The Trump admin just issued a rule to radically expand the so-called “public charge” provision in immigration law—which has been used in the past to keep out Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, LGBT families & people w/disabilities https://t.co/kpZtNvD29w

    Sun Sep 23 00:37:24 +0000 2018

  • David Beard
    David Beard @dabeard

    Stephen Miller’s White House plans new restrictions on who can get green cards https://t.co/w6oabzjB42 https://t.co/IyAxeTo7ld

    Sat Sep 22 22:11:08 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Minnesota legislator quits race after daughter says he molested her Minnesota legislator quits race after daughter says he molested her – Jim Knoblach, a Republican state representative in Minnesota, denied the allegations but dropped his bid for reelection, saying he needs to focus on "healing my family."

     washingtonpost.com 2018-09-22 00:00:00+00:00
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Current Status: Christine Blasey Ford moves closer to deal with Senate Republicans to testify against Kavanaugh Christine Blasey Ford moves closer to deal with Senate Republicans to testify against Kavanaugh – Ford has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.

     washingtonpost.com 2018-09-22 00:00:00+00:00
Seung Min Kim Matea Gold Senator Patty Murray Jeff Flake Seung Min Kim Will Saletan andrew kaczynski🧐 Aaron Blake emma brown Paul Farhi
  • Seung Min Kim
    Seung Min Kim @seungminkim

    Noteworthy --> Ford's legal team plans to continue to press for a Thursday hearing, as well as a Judge subpoena and to have senators do questioning, a person familiar with the lawyers’ thinking tells @emmersbrown https://t.co/tp6kSorroT

    Sat Sep 22 19:38:44 +0000 2018

  • Matea Gold
    Matea Gold @mateagold

    NEW: A woman who Ford said was at the party says she does not recall being at a gathering with Kavanaugh -- but believes Ford's allegation. https://t.co/fgDP6CoGfQ

    Sun Sep 23 02:28:19 +0000 2018

  • Senator Patty Murray
    Senator Patty Murray @PattyMurray

    Dr. Ford has made the brave decision to testify and share her experience of being sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh. I hope Senate Republicans now agree to listen and treat her fairly and with respect. –PM https://t.co/VowqVPSTzl

    Sat Sep 22 20:37:47 +0000 2018

  • Jeff Flake
    Jeff Flake @JeffFlake

    Progress on a Judiciary Committee hearing is being made. This is good. https://t.co/spHDMebWgg

    Sat Sep 22 20:19:15 +0000 2018

  • Seung Min Kim
    Seung Min Kim @seungminkim

    Ford hearing imbroglio continues as Rs see lawyer response as delay tactic and Ds insist it’s an acceptance. “If this process to secure her testimony falls apart, the fault is totally and clearly on the Republican leadership,” @SenBlumenthal tells me today https://t.co/rL87JfW4ti

    Sat Sep 22 21:24:50 +0000 2018

  • Will Saletan
    Will Saletan @saletan

    Statement from Leland Keyser, named by Ford as a party guest: 1. doesn't remember a party with Kavanaugh (consistent with his denial) 2. was Ford's friend (so probably attended parties with her) 3. believes Ford's story (but this is factually irrelevant) https://t.co/sItNQFAwMq https://t.co/h4kwFxds7I

    Sun Sep 23 03:13:14 +0000 2018

  • andrew kaczynski🧐
    andrew kaczynski🧐 @KFILE

    The Washington Post spoke to the friend of Blasey who says she has no recollection of the party. She says she still believes Blasey’s allegations. https://t.co/Be1WVaiBP1 https://t.co/RsEOdbvMEv

    Sun Sep 23 03:16:55 +0000 2018

  • Aaron Blake
    Aaron Blake @AaronBlake

    Looks like Christine Blasey Ford has merely accepted the offer to testify, but terms are not finalized. Deleting and correcting a tweet that said she would testify. Not a done deal. https://t.co/hAqi2vBrAc

    Sat Sep 22 19:19:33 +0000 2018

  • emma brown
    emma brown @emmersbrown

    Leland Keyser, identified by Christine Ford as present at the party where Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted Ford, says she doesn’t know Kavanaugh or remember the party. She also says she believes her friend Christine. https://t.co/cOGCvmM4jl

    Sun Sep 23 04:45:46 +0000 2018

  • Paul Farhi
    Paul Farhi @farhip

    It’s on. https://t.co/iAkCas8Uum

    Sat Sep 22 19:13:44 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Trump HUD Secretary Ben Carson claims Kavanaugh allegations are part of a centuries old socialist plot Trump HUD Secretary Ben Carson claims Kavanaugh allegations are part of a centuries old socialist plot – The former neurosurgeon turned housing secretary also warned that sexual assault allegations like the one against Trump's Supreme Court nominee would discourage "good people" from serving in…

     cnbc.com 2018-09-21 22:38:18+00:00
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  • Jon Cooper 🌊
    Jon Cooper 🌊 @joncoopertweets

    HUD Secretary Ben Carson told an audience of conservative activists on Friday that the sexual assault allegations facing Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court are part of a plot by socialists to take over America that dates back more than a century. https://t.co/SnBS7XgzGG

    Sat Sep 22 01:40:33 +0000 2018

  • Amy Siskind
    Amy Siskind @Amy_Siskind

    In normal times a cabinet member saying something so outlandish would he headline-making. In the Trump era, I’ll add I to Week 97, home of the not normal things that get lost in the chaos every week and day. https://t.co/8XcuSoTzUf

    Fri Sep 21 23:26:45 +0000 2018

  • Harry Shearer
    Harry Shearer @theharryshearer

    "Sexual predators is abominable," And that's the best, if not the most grammatical, part of Ben Carson's speech. https://t.co/dLOSod6tOy

    Sat Sep 22 00:02:05 +0000 2018

  • Sahil Kapur
    Sahil Kapur @sahilkapur

    Trump HUD Secretary Ben Carson claims Kavanaugh allegations are part of a centuries old socialist plot https://t.co/GC4O6DcLb0

    Sat Sep 22 00:57:13 +0000 2018

  • Liz Plank
    Liz Plank @feministabulous

    shame on republicans for using a woman’s trauma to advance their agenda. https://t.co/FtDUNPIK5v

    Sat Sep 22 00:46:10 +0000 2018

  • Philip Bump
    Philip Bump @pbump

    And just to cap off the day, Ben Carson was handed a microphone. https://t.co/zaXBU7BJH5

    Sat Sep 22 00:07:41 +0000 2018

  • Brooke Binkowski
    Brooke Binkowski @brooklynmarie

    HUD's mission is to "increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination" and Carson's here invoking an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory to defend a colleague against rape charges https://t.co/PHNFMKwFnP

    Sat Sep 22 15:59:47 +0000 2018

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Current Status: PR firm helped Whelan stoke half-baked Kavanaugh alibi PR firm helped Whelan stoke half-baked Kavanaugh alibi – CRC Public Relations, a powerhouse conservative firm, guided Ed Whelan on a bad Twitter adventure.

     politico.com 2018-09-21 16:47:08+00:00
Katy Tur Renato Mariotti Jake Tapper Kyle Griffin andrew kaczynski🧐 Brian Beutler Sudeep Reddy Charlotte Clymer🏳️‍🌈 Amy Siskind Rick Hasen
  • Katy Tur
    Katy Tur @KatyTurNBC

    Same team behind Swift Boat Veterans. https://t.co/6rc1QzdRUd

    Fri Sep 21 21:10:09 +0000 2018

  • Renato Mariotti
    Renato Mariotti @renato_mariotti

    Remember the "Swift Boat Veterans" that smeared John Kerry in 2004? @EdWhelanEPPC worked with the PR firm behind the Swift Boat campaign to come up with his smear of a middle school teacher who went to school with Kavanaugh, according to @politico. https://t.co/6Mwc4X1bGD

    Fri Sep 21 21:03:14 +0000 2018

  • Jake Tapper
    Jake Tapper @jaketapper

    PR firm helped Whelan stoke half-baked Kavanaugh alibi https://t.co/7N6DKl4I7I via @politico

    Fri Sep 21 21:40:05 +0000 2018

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    CRC Public Relations, a powerhouse conservative firm, guided Ed Whelan on his Twitter fiasco, according to Politico. Its current clients include the Federalist Society and the Judicial Crisis Network, the chief outside groups working to confirm Kavanaugh. https://t.co/yzvbGDNXzG

    Fri Sep 21 21:20:12 +0000 2018

  • andrew kaczynski🧐
    andrew kaczynski🧐 @KFILE

    Per Politico, Grassley aide Garrett Ventry, who has resigned after NBC News asked about past sexual harassment allegations, worked for Grassley because CRC wanted someone on the hill. CRC is the GOP firm that helped Ed Whelan w/his irresponsible thread. https://t.co/8JlDCXFtSY https://t.co/EGfzPZYaxr

    Sat Sep 22 15:03:02 +0000 2018

  • Brian Beutler
    Brian Beutler @brianbeutler

    Whelan "was in communication with at least one Republican member of the [judiciary] committee this week, and that member told associates he was aware Whelan’s theory involved the home of a Kavanaugh classmate near the Chevy Chase Country Club.” https://t.co/1BiNefCGGe

    Fri Sep 21 21:17:25 +0000 2018

  • Sudeep Reddy
    Sudeep Reddy @Reddy

    The PR firm best known for its work with the Swift Boat Veterans in 2004 helped Ed Whelan stoke his wild Kavanaugh alibi https://t.co/WrZR6qaGEt via @elianayjohnson

    Fri Sep 21 20:52:18 +0000 2018

  • Charlotte Clymer🏳️‍🌈
    Charlotte Clymer🏳️‍🌈 @cmclymer

    Y'all that Ed Whelan thread that was a complete train wreck? A PR firm helped craft it. No joke: https://t.co/hJfiJLrymB

    Fri Sep 21 21:14:22 +0000 2018

  • Amy Siskind
    Amy Siskind @Amy_Siskind

    Whalen then engaged the PR firm behind the swift boat campaign to help take down Dr. Ford. (h/t @atrupar) https://t.co/Tzll6PGVmM

    Fri Sep 21 23:53:31 +0000 2018

  • Rick Hasen
    Rick Hasen @rickhasen

    OK, @Politico now reporting that the PR firm that literally invented "Swift Boating" and that reps @FedSoc and @JCNSeverino helped Ed Whelan concoct his scurrilous accusations to try to save Kavanaugh nomination https://t.co/8LeI76rOWf

    Fri Sep 21 20:59:03 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Committee contacts Ford's friend about party; 'she has no recollection' of it, lawyer says Committee contacts Ford's friend about party; 'she has no recollection' of it, lawyer says – As the Senate Judiciary Committee staff negotiates with attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, over a potential…

    cnn.com 2018-09-23 01:21:46+00:00
Tammy Bruce Ariane de Vogue Evan Pérez Sonny Bunch kathleenparker Steve Lookner andrew kaczynski🧐 Joe Borelli Jeryl Bier Amy Kremer
  • Tammy Bruce
    Tammy Bruce @HeyTammyBruce

    Attorney for Dr. Ford’s ‘lifelong friend’ "Simply put," Walsh said, "Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford." https://t.co/qzS7IadbE7

    Sun Sep 23 02:17:52 +0000 2018

  • Ariane de Vogue
    Ariane de Vogue @Arianedevogue

    Just in: A friend of Christine Blasey Ford says she has no recollection of the party : https://t.co/SNTy99ub4M

    Sun Sep 23 01:31:33 +0000 2018

  • Evan Pérez
    Evan Pérez @evanperez

    New witness. "Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford." The lawyer acknowledged to CNN that Keyser is a lifelong friend of Ford's. https://t.co/dvgq21sc6h

    Sun Sep 23 01:40:43 +0000 2018

  • Sonny Bunch
    Sonny Bunch @SonnyBunch

    The other woman IDed by Ford as having been at the party with Kavanaugh says she has no idea wtf Ford is talking about. https://t.co/ZmgrySq11V https://t.co/GsCDt69cWO

    Sun Sep 23 02:00:24 +0000 2018

  • kathleenparker
    kathleenparker @kathleenparker

    Close female friend Dr. Ford says was @ the party says she wasn’t there and doesn’t know Kavanaugh. https://t.co/vWvKrUbOE0

    Sun Sep 23 02:01:07 +0000 2018

  • Steve Lookner
    Steve Lookner @lookner

    If this story is true, then the four people Dr. Ford identified by name as being at the party (including one friend of Dr. Ford's) all don't recall the party https://t.co/f1JKcy3Y2J

    Sun Sep 23 02:05:48 +0000 2018

  • andrew kaczynski🧐
    andrew kaczynski🧐 @KFILE

    A lawyer for a friend of Christine Blasey Ford who was named at tha party says she has “no recollection” in a statement to CNN/ the Senate Judiciary Committee. https://t.co/6Cav2r4b2y from CNN’s @Arianedevogue

    Sun Sep 23 02:18:13 +0000 2018

  • Joe Borelli
    Joe Borelli @JoeBorelliNYC

    Ford’s own witness says she doesn’t know Kavanaugh and was never at any party with the two of them... this is what the Dems bet the farm on... https://t.co/fi08HS8kcg

    Sun Sep 23 02:23:26 +0000 2018

  • Jeryl Bier
    Jeryl Bier @JerylBier

    Holy cow! A "lifelong friend of Ford's" who Ford said was at the alleged 1982 party where Kavanaugh assaulted her has unequivocally denied being at the party and ever even meeting Kavanaugh. And @SenFeinstein and the Democrats never talked to her?? https://t.co/U5oXhNhrxt https://t.co/MAmhMwyiJU

    Sun Sep 23 02:06:56 +0000 2018

  • Amy Kremer
    Amy Kremer @AmyKremer

    This story is falling apart, but Dems keep delaying hoping for someone else to come forward. It’s all a game for the Democrats and Grassley and team are playing along. https://t.co/WVaMzGD2tb

    Sun Sep 23 03:19:01 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Trump Galvanized a Movement of Women. Kavanaugh Is Testing It. Trump Galvanized a Movement of Women. Kavanaugh Is Testing It. – The judge’s fate, and the Senate’s treatment of his accuser, have the makings of a pivot point in American politics — a wrenching apex in the struggle over the status of American women and abortion.

      nytimes.com 2018-09-22 20:19:03+00:00
jodikantor Susan Chira NWLC Susannah Breslin
  • jodikantor
    jodikantor @jodikantor

    The fate of Kavanaugh’s nomination, and the Senate’s treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford, “have the makings of a pivot point in American politics — the crest of a wave building since Mr. Trump’s election.” https://t.co/L4E5zpfgoi

    Sat Sep 22 21:02:16 +0000 2018

  • Susan Chira
    Susan Chira @susanchira

    Trump Galvanized a Movement of Women. Kavanaugh Is Testing It. via @NYTimes https://t.co/QmO4IIykEz

    Sat Sep 22 20:21:05 +0000 2018

  • NWLC
    NWLC @nwlc

    Kavanaugh’s nomination is about more than the Supreme Court. It’s about whether Republicans recognize that survivors, women, and justice cannot be ignored. https://t.co/5SB9HS3oZj

    Sat Sep 22 21:55:03 +0000 2018

  • Susannah Breslin
    Susannah Breslin @susannahbreslin

    “‘This is a distillation of the entire two years’ trajectory for women in this country,’ Ms. Laguens said. ‘Are we respected? Are we believed? Are we equal?’” https://t.co/y2EwH7BvIf

    Sat Sep 22 21:29:56 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Tentative Deal Reached for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify on Thursday Tentative Deal Reached for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify on Thursday – The decision by the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, came after days of uncertainty over whether she would appear at a hearing and answer questions about her accusations of sexual assault.

    nytimes.com 2018-09-22 18:47:36+00:00
Nicholas Fandos Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 Sheryl Gay Stolberg Gonzalo Boye Nicholas Fandos Harvey J Kaye Jim Roberts
  • Nicholas Fandos
    Nicholas Fandos @npfandos

    Setback for Ford team: Leland Keyser, believed to have been identified as one of 5 people at the party, told the cmte she “does not know Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, w/ or w/o Dr. Ford” https://t.co/QSaVkYixEs

    Sun Sep 23 02:01:37 +0000 2018

  • Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸
    Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 @RealSaavedra

    Dr. Ford's lawyer now says the party happened 30 years ago? Ford is 51, which would mean, according to her lawyer's new statement, that the party happened when she was 21 — which is not high school. This comment from the lawyer is sloppy at best: https://t.co/w34yXXwsfy https://t.co/tXU0GBY8Y2

    Sun Sep 23 03:55:27 +0000 2018

  • Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    Sheryl Gay Stolberg @SherylNYT

    Full story here. Blasey has accepted Grassley offer to testify next week -- BUT wants additional time to negotiate details. Ball now in Grassleys' court. https://t.co/eCVVdAOlj7 https://t.co/0bPQcRvwyI

    Sat Sep 22 18:56:41 +0000 2018

  • Gonzalo Boye
    Gonzalo Boye @boye_g

    Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Says She’s Willing to Testify Before Senate Committee https://t.co/GNqZ5iRyPz

    Sat Sep 22 19:09:34 +0000 2018

  • Nicholas Fandos
    Nicholas Fandos @npfandos

    Read it here: https://t.co/4XdvfAcaIO

    Sun Sep 23 00:03:35 +0000 2018

  • Harvey J Kaye
    Harvey J Kaye @harveyjkaye

    Tentative Deal Reached for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify on Thursday via @NYTimes https://t.co/uwJDqOZyCj

    Sun Sep 23 01:59:14 +0000 2018

  • Jim Roberts
    Jim Roberts @nycjim

    Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Says She’s Willing to Testify Before Judiciary Committee. https://t.co/tJI9VFGUf1 https://t.co/eAiSjFRvQ9

    Sat Sep 22 21:14:36 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Terms of Service Violation Terms of Service Violation – Your usage has been flagged as a violation of our terms of service. For inquiries related to this message please contact support. For sales inquiries, please visit…

    bloomberg.com 2018-09-22 00:00:00+00:00
Paul Joseph Watson Raheem Kassam Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 Brent Bozell Jesse Eisinger Evan Rosenfeld Ethan Ralph Josh Gerstein Jeff Jarvis
  • Paul Joseph Watson
    Paul Joseph Watson @PrisonPlanet

    Finally. What we've all been waiting for. https://t.co/f1LXlzDol5

    Sat Sep 22 13:37:39 +0000 2018

  • Raheem Kassam
    Raheem Kassam @RaheemKassam

    It’s happening 👀 https://t.co/hMxZVnrQXy

    Sat Sep 22 08:38:34 +0000 2018

  • Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸
    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec

    https://t.co/zgdIFjJly0

    Sat Sep 22 04:51:58 +0000 2018

  • Brent Bozell
    Brent Bozell @BrentBozell

    I support this fully. It's sad that this is necessary, but these companies brought this on themselves as a result of their secretive business practices and repeated examples of censoring conservative speech. https://t.co/e3yHqWJVnX via @bpolitics

    Sat Sep 22 19:38:32 +0000 2018

  • Jesse Eisinger
    Jesse Eisinger @eisingerj

    Major story: the danger of the Trump administration is that it uses the apparatus of the state to punish enemies & reward friends: https://t.co/AGbsaZqbTo

    Sat Sep 22 13:38:11 +0000 2018

  • Evan Rosenfeld
    Evan Rosenfeld @Evan_Rosenfeld

    Bloomberg: The White House has drafted an executive order for President Trump’s signature that would instruct federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to open probes into the practices of Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, and other social media companies. https://t.co/sf8onoSYJ9

    Sat Sep 22 16:42:42 +0000 2018

  • Ethan Ralph
    Ethan Ralph @TheRalphRetort

    Yesss!! Now follow through with it! https://t.co/BeH8u64bZZ https://t.co/egOp1H0O1m

    Sat Sep 22 16:16:00 +0000 2018

  • Josh Gerstein
    Josh Gerstein @joshgerstein

    This seems to either walk up to or over the line that's supposed to insulate the Justice Department from White House interference. Arguably justifiable if generic, but it's pretty clear which firms are being targeted https://t.co/6qMfs3IOxs

    Sat Sep 22 23:19:25 +0000 2018

  • Jeff Jarvis
    Jeff Jarvis @jeffjarvis

    1. The First Amendment stops him from doing this to news media. We in media must stand with the platforms against Trump's autocracy. 2. Senate told the platforms they should get an antitrust pass to stop Russia. Trump, not so much. https://t.co/ftscDGFTIi

    Sat Sep 22 19:52:17 +0000 2018

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Current Status: FEMA chief to reimburse government for personal use of federal vehicles FEMA chief to reimburse government for personal use of federal vehicles – POLITICO first reported last week that an IG investigation had been opened into Long's use of government Suburbans for routine weekend travel to his home in North Carolina.

    politico.com 2018-09-21 22:06:51+00:00
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    POLITICO @politico

    A government watchdog has found a Trump Cabinet official inappropriately used federal government vehicles for personal use. FEMA Administrator Brock Long has been forced to reimburse the government. https://t.co/aNqY2UNaU2

    Sat Sep 22 02:40:06 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Last week, we reported how FEMA chief Brock Long became the latest Trump administration official to be under investigation for use of federal vehicles for personal travel. Now, he's been forced to reimburse the government. https://t.co/e5QxrE7UW4

    Sat Sep 22 15:00:12 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    FEMA chief to reimburse government for personal use of federal vehicles https://t.co/WT31LsF1QS

    Sat Sep 22 02:11:06 +0000 2018

  • Chris Lu
    Chris Lu @ChrisLu44

    Worth remembering that Scott Pruitt didn’t reimburse federal govt for millions of dollars of unjustified security and travel. Tom Price did only a partial reimbursement for his charter flights. #CultureOfCorruption https://t.co/Qb81iSVMN8

    Sat Sep 22 08:52:18 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Tentative deal for Kavanaugh accuser to testify on Thursday Tentative deal for Kavanaugh accuser to testify on Thursday – Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers said she will testify about her accusation of sexual assault by Kavanaugh.

   abcnews.go.com 2018-09-23 03:04:00+00:00
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Current Status: New rule would deny green cards to immigrants who used food stamps New rule would deny green cards to immigrants who used food stamps – Proposed disqualifying benefits would also include the Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy and vouchers for Section 8 Housing.

   nbcnews.com 2018-09-22 22:00:00+00:00
Julia E. Ainsley Ken Dilanian Marielena Hincapié Vanita Gupta Kristen Clarke Glenn Thrush Glenn Thrush Rep. Gwen Moore MomsRising Liam Stack
  • Julia E. Ainsley
    Julia E. Ainsley @JuliaEAinsley

    Breaking tonight: DHS announces rule blocking visas and green cards to immigrants on Medicaid, public housing, food stamps https://t.co/yxBQF61CLb

    Sat Sep 22 22:08:43 +0000 2018

  • Ken Dilanian
    Ken Dilanian @KenDilanianNBC

    New rule would deny green cards to immigrants who used food stamps https://t.co/1DMJcCpB1O via @nbcnews

    Sat Sep 22 22:58:12 +0000 2018

  • Marielena Hincapié
    Marielena Hincapié @MarielenaNILC

    BREAKING: Building on the traumatic separation of families at the border, the Trump admin has taken another cruel step attacking #immigrant families https://t.co/9IrzT0JOk9 1/ #ProtectFamilies

    Sat Sep 22 22:31:22 +0000 2018

  • Vanita Gupta
    Vanita Gupta @vanitaguptaCR

    Stephen Miller at it again: Trump proposed cruel rule today to make it harder for immigrants already in the U.S. legally to obtain visas or green cards if they’ve ever been dependent on certain public benefits, like Medicaid, food stamps or public housing. https://t.co/CLXPI0wVgX

    Sat Sep 22 22:48:32 +0000 2018

  • Kristen Clarke
    Kristen Clarke @KristenClarkeJD

    Trump administration announced new rules that would restrict new green cards for immigrants who legally use public benefits like food assistance & Section 8 vouchers. Nearly 20M children in immigrant families could be impacted. This is cruel and draconian https://t.co/71h5TrMHSO

    Sat Sep 22 22:22:09 +0000 2018

  • Glenn Thrush
    Glenn Thrush @GlennThrush

    The public charge rule change comes smack dab in the homestretch of the midterms, so Trump-allied candidates can run on a platform of denying "welfare" to "illegals" -- and accuse Dems of coddling freeloading aliens. https://t.co/y3XPUvRpvZ

    Sat Sep 22 22:35:15 +0000 2018

  • Glenn Thrush
    Glenn Thrush @GlennThrush

    Big big deal https://t.co/y3XPUvRpvZ

    Sat Sep 22 22:31:16 +0000 2018

  • Rep. Gwen Moore
    Rep. Gwen Moore @RepGwenMoore

    New hateful anti-immigrant Trump rule instills terror in the hearts of immigrant families. Parents across the country have ALREADY begun unenrolling their US citizen children from vital programs like Medicaid & SNAP. 20M children could be impacted. https://t.co/mSTDdJDs3R

    Sun Sep 23 01:59:33 +0000 2018

  • MomsRising
    MomsRising @MomsRising

    BREAKING: The Trump administration announced a proposed rule today that would make it harder for documented immigrants already in the U.S., to obtain visas or green cards if they have ever been dependent on certain public benefits #ProtectFamilies https://t.co/TJmEt6Tt4U

    Sat Sep 22 23:03:38 +0000 2018

  • Liam Stack
    Liam Stack @liamstack

    "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door" https://t.co/kN9sYSK7cR via @nbcnews

    Sun Sep 23 02:16:39 +0000 2018

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Current Status: Talk of the 25th Amendment Underscores a Volatile Presidency Talk of the 25th Amendment Underscores a Volatile Presidency – The deputy attorney general’s reported discussion last year of a mechanism to remove the president showed just how fractured the team around President Trump is.

   nytimes.com 2018-09-22 18:51:09+00:00

Current Status: Immigrants may be denied green cards if they’ve received benefits Immigrants may be denied green cards if they’ve received benefits – The regulation could force millions of low-income families to choose between government assistance and permanent settlement in the U.S.

     politico.com 2018-09-22 18:23:11+00:00
POLITICO POLITICO Ted Hesson POLITICO Gene Sperling Tina Vasquez (((DeanObeidallah))) (((DeanObeidallah))) (((DeanObeidallah))) (((DeanObeidallah)))
  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Immigrants may be denied green cards if they’ve received welfare https://t.co/pkcCwONHKN

    Sat Sep 22 22:45:07 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    The measure represents the latest move by White House aide Stephen Miller to reduce drastically all immigration to the U.S. — both legal and illegal https://t.co/GGlnFihpOM

    Sun Sep 23 03:00:04 +0000 2018

  • Ted Hesson
    Ted Hesson @tedhesson

    The Trump administration just released its “public charge” proposed rule – the latest move in Stephen Miller’s quest to cut legal immigration. Story w/@nancook @hbottemiller and @AndrewRestuccia https://t.co/MjaTbNjtrU

    Sat Sep 22 22:29:20 +0000 2018

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Advocates fear the Trump administration regulation could ultimately restrict children's access to food and health care https://t.co/1jzyVW39Pz

    Sun Sep 23 06:30:09 +0000 2018

  • Gene Sperling
    Gene Sperling @genebsperling

    This WH’s cruelty knows no bounds. Now forcing millions of low-income families to choose between health care/nutrition for children & LEGAL residency. Proof it’s about bigotry not documentation. Shame on Rs who don’t protest. via @POLITICO for iOS https://t.co/JptLDYLAiW https://t.co/n6bFXSDrjE

    Sun Sep 23 02:45:51 +0000 2018

  • Tina Vasquez
    Tina Vasquez @TheTinaVasquez

    All immigrants are under attack. https://t.co/vb3j3SBz8y

    Sun Sep 23 00:05:14 +0000 2018

  • (((DeanObeidallah)))
    (((DeanObeidallah))) @DeanObeidallah

    More TRUMP CRUELTY: The new Trump regulation could force millions of low-income families to choose between government assistance and a green card: "Advocates fear it could ultimately restrict children's access to food and health care" https://t.co/S90MFDLOdL

    Sat Sep 22 23:42:20 +0000 2018

  • (((DeanObeidallah)))
    (((DeanObeidallah))) @DeanObeidallah

    Next Trump will seek to have tiers of US Citizenship based on whether you receive any government benefits with rich getting full citizenship and poor losing certain rights: Immigrants may be denied green cards if they’ve received welfare https://t.co/VMfqte3sJX via @politico

    Sat Sep 22 23:37:10 +0000 2018

  • (((DeanObeidallah)))
    (((DeanObeidallah))) @DeanObeidallah

    This is TRUMP's Version of The Hunger Games: Legal Immigrants may be denied green cards if they’ve receive any welfare forcing them to choose between food for themselves and their family or a green card. https://t.co/VMfqte3sJX

    Sat Sep 22 23:44:01 +0000 2018

  • (((DeanObeidallah)))
    (((DeanObeidallah))) @DeanObeidallah

    So under Trump legal immigrants have to choose between Food Stamps or being eligible for a green card: Immigrants may be denied green cards if they’ve received welfare https://t.co/VMfqte3sJX via @politico

    Sat Sep 22 23:34:29 +0000 2018

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