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Kellyanne Conway offers new Kavanaugh defense: ‘One man’s shoulders’ cannot ‘bear decades of the #MeToo movement’

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Kellyanne Conway launched a new defense of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — who she complained was being forced to shoulder the burden of countless rape claims as part of the #MeToo movement.

The White House adviser insisted to CBS News that President Donald Trump takes sexual assault allegations by Christine Blasey Ford seriously, despite his Friday tweet questioning her credibility.

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“You’re looking at one tweet,” Conway said. “Look at everything he said last week, be fair to him. This president is defending his nominee to the United States Supreme Court, that nominee needs to defend himself against these allegations.”

She said the nominee’s denials should be accepted at face value.

“Why does it not matter to anyone that Judge Kavanaugh has said these allegations are false?” Conway said. “He thinks the latest ones show a pattern of a smear campaign against him, and he has said from the beginning that he wasn’t at the party in question 36 years ago in Maryland. All that has to matter.”

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Conway said the president agreed with the Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which wants to pit Ford and Kavanaugh’s testimony against each other without hearing from additional witnesses.

Then she said Kavanaugh is being held up as a sacrifice to the #MeToo movement.

“This president wants them both to testify in the Senate Judiciary Committee, set up a process where they both can,” Conway said. “I don’t think one man’s shoulders should bear decades of the #MeToo movement.”

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Did Trump just signal he may fire ‘current’ FBI director hours before meeting Russian foreign minister?

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President Donald Trump attacked his FBI director hours ahead of his White House meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, and other social media users noticed a big coincidence.

The president turned on Christopher Wray in an early morning Twitter rant after the FBI director broke with Attorney General William Barr and agreed the Justice Department's inspector general had found no evidence of wrongdoing at the start of the Russia probe.

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‘Political Madness!’ Trump melts down over pending articles of impeachment release

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President Donald Trump started off Tuesday morning in a frothy rage -- hours before Democrats were scheduled to release two articles of impeachment.

House Democrats plan to introduce articles of impeachment accusing the president of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, and Trump raged against the constitutional process that's consuming his presidency.

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Your guide to the 2020 Democrats: Who’s in, who’s out and WTF is going on anyway?

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With the Iowa caucuses less than two months away, the 2020 Democratic presidential field is finally starting to achieve ... no, forget it. It's definitely not coherent and it's probably not permanent either; we may well see more dropouts and late entries. But with the departure of Sen. Kamala Harris (and the earlier departures of a bunch of guys whose names you don't remember), the field now has a recognizable shape.

There's a frontrunner, who has led almost every national poll since last winter, allowing for a few outlier polls and a brief period around the end of the summer. There are three other leading contenders, two of whom have been near the top of the polls for months, while the third only recently emerged from the pack. There is a pack of dark-horse candidates, whose odds of being elected president now approach zero but who remain in the race for various reasons.  There are some with no shot at all. There are two fringe candidates, likely using this campaign to explore career options. And there's a pair of billionaires who hope to buy their way to the presidency by spending alarming amounts of money on campaign ads. That probably won't work — but you might have heard the same thing about another billionaire in that other party, a few years back.

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