Thursday, May 23, 2019

Angry Kavanaugh denies Ford accusation, sees ‘disgrace’

WASHINGTON - In a defiant and emotional bid to rescue his Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday denied allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when both were high school students and angrily told Congress that Democrats were engaged in “a calculated and orchestrated political hit.” (CP24)
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  • A legal win for Doug Ford, Toronto city council cuts will go ahead

    TORONTO - Ontario’s top court has stayed a ruling that upended the provincial government’s plans to cut Toronto city council in the middle of a municipal election. (National Post)

    Project Veritas releases video of DOJ official admitting political resistance

    WASHINGTON, DC - Project Veritas has released the second installment in an undercover video series unmasking the Deep State. (Project Veritas)

    Toronto area MP crosses the floor to the opposition Conservatives

    OTTAWA - A Toronto-area Liberal MP has crossed the floor to Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, citing concerns about the economy and foreign policy as her reasons for leaving the government benches. (Globe & Mail)
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  • British girl held prisoner by Muslim grooming gang for 12 years

    LONDON - Sarah's haunted face stares out under a red Islamic head-dress in her wedding photo. Beside her, guests eat cake while celebrating the marriage, conducted by the local mosque's imam at a terraced house in the Home Counties. (Daily Mail)

    Opposition to Kavanaugh devolves into farce

    The surest sign that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court is that opposition to his nomination has devolved into a farce. Even the deepest-pocketed dark-money source for the Republicans couldn’t have cooked up the plan deployed against Kavanaugh. (The Hill)

    Manafort, Mueller reach plea deal

    WASHINGTON - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has tentatively agreed to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that will head off his upcoming trial, sources familiar with the negotiations say. (ABC News)

    FBI officials discussed ‘media leak strategy’ ahead of major Trump-Russia revelation

    WASHINGTON, DC - Newly released text messages show disgraced FBI official Peter Strzok asked to speak to former FBI lawyer Lisa Page about a “media leak strategy” during a crucial period of the Trump-Russia investigation in 2017. (Daily Caller)

    Police name two Russian suspects in Novichok poisonings

    SALISBURY - Two Russian nationals have been named and charged over the novichok poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, Wiltshire. British police and prosecutors made the announcement on Wednesday. (The Guardian)

    Separatist leader bombed

    DONETSK - He was a local boy from coal-dusted Donetsk who grew up to be a mine engineer. Aleksandr Zakharchenko, 42, quit that life to become a separatist warlord whose Russia-backed insurgents carved out a 'republic' roughly the size of the state of Delaware.   On Aug 31, a bomb ripped through a popular Donetsk cafe, killing Zakharchenko as he dined with several others. (RFE)
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