A Fox News correspondent believes President Donald Trump may have blown up Brett Kavanaugh’s chances for confirmation by attacking a woman who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.
Ed Henry, the conservative network’s chief national correspondent, said Kavanaugh’s confirmation appeared to be a sure thing despite the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford, but he said Trump’s tweet puts that in doubt.
“If you had asked me an hour ago, I would have said that I think Judge Kavanaugh is in a strong position,” Henry said. “In the last hour, the president is tweeting, questioning Dr. Ford’s account — why didn’t she go to the police?”
The tweet comes after Trump has remained subdued about the rapidly unfolding scandal, and White House aides have been praising the president for his restraint.
“I don’t want to overreact, but it seems to be a big mistake to take a situation that has been calming down, there are negotiations over testimony,” Henry said. “I think the Republicans have had the upper hand this week, because it started with this shocker on Sunday in the Washington Post.”
“He’s sailing to confirmation, but maybe not — there’s a problem here — she needs to be heard, and the Republican said let’s hear from her,” he added. “I think the president intervening might blow this up.”
Iran and US trade barbs after drone incident and ahead of new sanctions
The United States on Monday was due to tighten sanctions on Iran as the two countries traded barbs in a tense standoff sparked by Washington's withdrawal from a nuclear deal.
Both nations say they want to avoid going to war, but tensions have spiralled as a series of incidents, including attacks on tankers and the shooting down of a US drone by Iran in the Gulf, raised fears of an unintended slide towards conflict.
On Sunday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a US-made MQ9 Reaper "spy drone" -- also widely used for carrying out military strikes -- had encroached his country's airspace on May 26.
John Oliver warns Trump didn’t have an ‘Ebenezer Scrooge moment’ deciding to be ‘good’ — he’s still Trump
The best thing you can say about Donald Trump is that he "maybe hasn't eaten a dolphin before," John Oliver joked on his Sunday episode of "Last Week Tonight."
Oliver warned people that while Trump had a "change of heart" about Iran it was only about Iran. "He didn't have an Ebenezer Scrooge moment, threw open a window and yelled, 'I'm going to be good from now on!'" the host explained. "No, he just didn't bomb some people."
As Fox News explained, the drown that Iran shot down was not simply one from Amazon. Oliver said it wasn't like Trump said, "Alexa, send a drone to surveil Iran." According to Fox's genius analysis, those drones cost actual money.
Donald Trump’s biggest regret is choosing Jeff Sessions as his attorney general
In an interview that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump told "Meet the Press" that his biggest regret is choosing Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general.
"If you could have one do-over as president, what would it be?" NBC host Chuck Todd asked Trump during their interview.
This article first appeared at Salon.com.After the president replied that his do over would involve "personnel," he elaborated that "I would say if I had one do over, it would be, I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general." When Todd asked Trump to clarify if he thought appointing Sessions was his "worst mistake," the president reiterated "yeah, that was the biggest mistake." He added that Sessions is "very talented" but was cut off by a new line of questioning from Todd before he could elaborate.