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‘I feel ambushed’: Lindsey Graham unleashes angry, conspiratorial rant after Dr. Ford’s compelling testimony

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Thursday lashed out at Democrats following the testimony of sexual assault survivor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has been described as “extremely credible” by conservative media.

Graham made the remarks in a statement to the press after Blasey Ford testified that she had been groped and assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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“I don’t know what they told Ms. Ford but we were willing to go to California, we were told she couldn’t fly,” Graham snapped. “All I can say is that we’re 40-something days away from the election and [the Democrats’] goal — not Ms. Ford’s goal — is to delay this past the midterms so they can win the Senate and never allow Trump to fill this seat. I believe that now more than ever.”

“I don’t know who paid for her polygraph, but somebody did,” he continued, raising his finger into the air. “The [Democratic] friends on the other side set it up to be just the way it is.”

“I feel ambushed as the majority!” the senator added.

Graham agreed that “something happened” to Blasey Ford.

“I don’t know what but you’re asking me to say it was Brett Kavanaugh,” he griped. “He’s saying it didn’t happen. I will say I thought it was a good suggestion for her to go talk to somebody to work through this.”

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“How is that not all an argument for a more fulsome investigation?” one reporter asked.

“If you really believe we needed an investigation of this, why didn’t you tell us in August?” Graham complained. “[Democrats] want to bring [Kavanaugh] in, trash him out and call 25 people to say he’s an abuser and guess what, we’ll be past the midterm.”

“I’m not going to reward people for playing a political game I think with her life,” he said. “She is just as much a victim of this as I think Brett Kavanaugh because somebody betrayed her trust and we know who she gave the letter to. And the people that betrayed her trust owe her an apology.”

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’Let ‘em go’: Ex-police commissioner lays into Buffalo cops who quit Emergency Response Team

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On CNN Friday, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey slammed the 57 Buffalo police officers who resigned from the city's Emergency Response Team in solidarity with a pair of officers investigated for shoving an elderly man to the ground and then lying about it.

"If they want to resign, they should resign from the department," said Ramsey. "They don't have a vote in what unit they're in or the running of that department. They would not be allowed to step down from those positions. If they want to resign from the police department, let 'em go, and I would not bring them back, it just means you have some slots you have to fill. That kind of stuff is ridiculous and can't be tolerated."

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Trump accused by ex-Defense Secretary of putting US on ‘the trail toward a dictatorship’

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During an appearance on CNN on Friday morning, former Defense Secretary William Cohen - who also served in the U.S. Senate as a Republican -- denounced Donald Trump in no uncertain terms, saying his use of military personnel against anti-police brutality protesters is a sign he has set the country on the path to a dictatorship.

To emphasize his point, he later called Trump the "dictator-in-chief."

Speaking with host Jim Sciutto, Cohen didn't mince words after the CNN host noted that the president and his former attorney called the protesters "terrorists."

"What does it mean for you to hear a sitting president dismissing a whole range of protesters, who in fact were largely peaceful around the White House, dismissing a whole range of them as terrorists? What does that mean to you?" the CNN host asked.

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Richmond mayor schools white lawmaker complaining removal of Confederate statue strips her of her history

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Friday morning, the mayor of Richmond, Virginia set a white state lawmaker straight over her comments that the imminent removal of a statue commemorating Confederate General Robert E. Lee was erasing her history.

Speaking with host John Berman, Mayor Levar Stoney expressed pleasure at the upcoming removal of the massive statue, saying it was a long overdue -- before the interview turned to comments made by State Senator Amanda Chase (R) made in a Facebook post.

Noting that the white lawmaker complained, "Let's be honest here, there is an overt effort here to erase all-white history," Stoney had a few words for the lawmaker.

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