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John Oliver calls BS on Brett Kavanaugh for ‘mischaracterizing evidence’ — ‘something a judge should know not to do’

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During his Sunday show “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver dedicated his entire show to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

He began by mocking prosecutor Rachel Mitchell by asking, “who f*cking cares,” about some of the dumb questions that were asked.

When it came to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-OH) calling Dr. Christine Blasey Ford “pleasing” and “attractive” after watching her recount her sexual assault allegations.

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“By lunchtime, on Thursday it seemed like Brett Kavanaugh’s candidacy was over,” Oliver said showing clips of Fox News horrified by the heartbreaking story of Dr. Ford’s testimony.

Once Kavanaugh testified, however, Oliver noted “it couldn’t be more different,” and outright “weird.”

He showed clips of the strange moments when Kavanaugh broke down talking about working out with his friends, as well as his lady friends that Oliver said sounded like “Mambo No. 5.”

“I’m starting to think men might be too emotional for the Supreme Court,” Oliver said. “He would be really pretty if he smiled more.”

The host talked about the anger and rage Kavanaugh attributed to a Democratic conspiracy.

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“I mean, come on?! Do I seem like exactly the type of person who might be in a fight on a boat in Rhode Island?!” Oliver shouted. “Seriously! You tell me! When you picture a fight on a boat in Rhode Island, do you picture two of me yelling at each other? Exactly at this volume?… I would like to see you say that to my face on a boat in Rhode Island!”

The question about Kavanaugh’s background and drinking were not whether Kavanaugh liked beer so much as it was how much he liked it. Oliver’s example was that Jeffrey Dahmer liked people, but he also “liked them to a really problematic extent.”

Oliver noted the strange part was that those were Kavanaugh’s prepared remarks. When it came to answering questions, Kavanaugh had a rough time. At the moments when Kavanaugh got angry or outright hostile, Oliver said that the judge showed who he truly was by attacking the person asking questions. One was with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), whose father was an alcoholic. When she asked about his drinking, he asked about hers in response.

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“Have you?’ is not the answer of an innocent person,” Oliver explained. “If someone asks you if you ever blew a dog and they go ‘I don’t know. Have you?’ That person blew a dog!”

For those concerned about Kavanaugh sobbing over his late father’s calendars, Oliver noted that his father was sitting right behind him, very much alive. It was even more bizarre when Oliver did the math about the Christmas stories his father must have told the family about that involved his calendars.

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The host then went line-by-line through many of Kavanaugh’s lies, including “mischaracterizing evidence” about those who were also at the party where Ford says she was assaulted. In fact, some said they didn’t remember, and Ford’s friend said she believes Ford.

Oliver called it the “one thing a judge really should know not to do,” Oliver said.

Watch the take in the videos below:

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Masks take center stage in presidential race as Biden slams Trump for ‘costing people’s lives’

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In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden laid into President Donald Trump for his comments belittling his decision to wear a mask at the Memorial Day events at the beginning of the week.

"He's a fool, an absolute fool to talk that way," said Biden. He added that "This macho stuff ... It's costing people's lives."

Trump has frequently refused to don a mask while speaking to the media, even when he is in public places where masks are required.

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“He’s a fool, an absolute fool to talk that way,” Biden to @DanaBashCNN about Trump belittling his wearing of a mask. “This macho stuff ... It’s costing people’s lives.”

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At Tuesday's coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump was pressed on whether he really has the authority to force governors to allow houses of worship to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Can you explain what authority you had in mind when you said that you would do that?" asked a reporter.

The president emphasized that he does have the power — but did not elaborate on how specifically he would do so, and added that he doesn't think he will have to.

"I can absolutely do it if I want to," said Trump. "I don't think I'm going to have to, because it's starting to open up. We need our churches and our synagogues and our mosques. We want them open, churches, synagogues, mosques, and other — we want them open and we want them open as soon as possible."

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Trump continues pushing conspiracy theories about Joe Scarborough — immediately after reporter tells him about widower begging him to stop

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At Tuesday's White House press briefing, President Donald Trump was asked by reporters if he was aware of the letter from the widower of deceased congressional aide Lori Klausutis, begging the president to stop promoting conspiracy theories that she had been murdered by former representative and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

The president replied, "Yeah I have." However, almost immediately after, he used the moment to continue pushing the conspiracy theory, adding, "As you know, there's no statute of limitations."

Asked if he's seen the distressed letter from the widower of Lori Klausutis about Trump turning her death into fodder, Trump says "yeah I have," then continues propagating his conspiracy nonsense, then says, "As you know, there's no statute of limitations."

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