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Chris Wallace roasts Sarah Sanders: How can you call Dr. Ford ‘compelling’ and still support Kavanaugh?

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Sunday admitted that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was “compelling” when she testified that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Wallace asked Sanders if the White House had given the FBI a list of witnesses it could interview in the Kavanaugh case that did not include Julie Swetnick or her allegations that Kavanaugh was “present” during a gang rape.

“The White House is not micromanaging this process,” Sanders insisted without answering the question. “The Senate is dictating the terms, they laid out the request and we’ve opened it up. As you heard the president say, do what you need to do. The FBI, this is what they do and we’re out of the way.”

Wallace pressed Sanders on whether Swetnick was being excluded.

“Did the White House counsel give the FBI a list?” Wallace said.

“Not that I’m aware of,” Sander demurred.

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“But the White House is in charge of telling the FBI [what to investigate],” Wallace pointed out.

“They are going to go and they are going to provide information,” Sanders insisted. “And the Senate is going to have to make a determination to either vote for Brett Kavanaugh or not.”

“This can’t become a fishing expedition,” the White House press secretary continued. “From the very first moment [Kavanawugh was nominated], Democrats said, ‘We’re not going to support him, we’re not going to vote for him.’ And they were going to do everything within their power to fight him. We’ve seen that play out.”

According to Sanders, Democrats have been “absolutely disgraceful in the way that they’ve handled this process, in the way that the’ve exploited Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford.”

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Wallace reminded Sanders that President Donald Trump had called Ford’s testimony “credible.”

“Anybody who watched that can’t ignore the fact that it evoked some emotion,” Sanders replied. “But this isn’t about emotion, it’s about facts. And the facts are all on Brett Kavanaugh’s side, certainly in all the information that came through that hearing. There was not corroboration.”

“But nobody could deny that her testimony wan’t compelling, that it wasn’t impactful,” she added. “And certainly it appears something happened to this woman. And I don’t think there’s anybody in America who would condone that or be okay with that. I do think the big question is, was that Brett Kavanaugh? And I think based on his testimony and the information he provided, you can easily come away and say it wasn’t?”

Wallace wondered how Ford’s testimony could be so compelling and yet “so wrong” about Kavanaugh.

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“There was no fact-based information that supported the accusation,” Sanders opined. “Equally compelling, if not more so was Brett Kavanaugh. And you point out I’m a woman, I’m also a mom. I have a daughter and I have two sons. And I think it’s a very, very dangerous place and a very dangerous road for America to go down, to simply take an accusation and make it fact.”

“How does the president… explain that she could be so credible and so specific in putting Kavanaugh and one of his best friends, Mark Judge, in that room?” Wallace pressed. “And be wrong about it? You say you think something happened. Not necessarily with Kavanaugh. How does he explain it?”

“I don’t think any one of us can know 100 percent,” Sanders remarked. “There’s no doubt that her story is heartbreaking and it’s heart wrenching to watch it. I’ve watched it a number of times.”

But Sanders said that Kavanaugh’s testimony was “equally heartbreaking.”

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Trump betting he can win re-election by spinning new conspiracy theories to explain investigations: report

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into President Donald Trump's association with Russian efforts to undermine the 2016 presidential election may be over. But that does not mean the president is free from oversight.

According to Politico, Trump is still facing 15 civil and criminal probes by at least nine federal, state, and municipal agencies on everything from obstruction of justice to campaign finance violations to using his office to enrich his family and businesses. But president is not bothered by these investigations — or at least, he believes that he can use them to his political advantage.

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Meet the mysterious conservative lawyer who keeps turning up in the Russia probes

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A prominent conservative lawyer keeps showing up in dramas central to the Trump administration and its battles with Congress—and it turns out he has intimate knowledge of Felix Sater’s intelligence work for the U.S. government while he was working with Trump.

The Moscow-born Sater is the financial criminal and violent felon who worked closely with Trump for years while simultaneously serving as a long-term informant for the FBI and other national security agencies.

In 2015 and into mid-2016, Sater pushed for the development of a Trump Tower in Moscow with his old friend Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime fixer, while trying to enlist support from the Russian government for Trump’s campaign.

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House Democrats have a new list of ‘star witnesses’ who are beyond Trump’s reach: report

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According to a report from Politico, House leaders have developed a new plan to get what are called "star witnesses" to appear in public hearings who are outside of Donald Trump's ability to block them from speaking by asserting executive privilege.

With former Oval Office employees avoiding or ignoring subpoenas as the White House runs interference for them, investigators are eyeing people who were close to Donald Trump's 2016 campaign -- but were not government employees.

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