MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski pointed to an unspoken intent behind Christine Blasey Ford’s revelations about Brett Kavanaugh — and her request for an FBI investigation of her sexual assault allegations.
The “Morning Joe” co-host said the California professor seemed to be worried that Kavanaugh, a federal judge and Supreme Court nominee, may have preyed on other girls or women.
“Would there be any upside to the Republicans saying, ‘You know what? Let’s have another investigation, another review, an FBI investigation into this to see?'” Brzezinski said.
Ford has asked for an FBI investigation, but GOP senators have insisted on a probe limited to the accuser and Kavanaugh testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, although she has placed a third witness at the scene.
“I mean, obviously, if this woman is coming forward with such serious allegations, what she would be doing this for, one would assume, is that she’s concerned that he’s a predator,” Brzezinski said. “So if a person is a predator, there is obviously, usually — especially with a long lifetime after the alleged incident — there would be a pattern. There would be other women, and an FBI investigation would certainly be able to bear that out.”
Sailing among the stars: Here’s how photons could revolutionize space flight
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester "solar sail."
It's been the stuff of scientists' dreams for decades but has only very recently become a reality.
The idea might sounds crazy: propelling a craft through the vacuum of space with no engine, no fuel, and no solar panels, but instead harnessing the momentum of packets of light energy known as photons -- in this case from our Sun.
The spacecraft to be launched on Monday, called LightSail 2, was developed by the Planetary Society, a US organization that promotes space exploration which was co-founded by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan in 1980.
Russians to prod Putin on poverty and his personal life as his ratings tank
Russians are set to ask President Vladimir Putin about growing poverty at home and tensions abroad during an annual televised phone-in Thursday, which comes following a fall in his approval ratings.
The leader is also likely to face a degree of grilling on his personal life, according to questions submitted by the public online ahead of the live show.
Set to be held for the 17th time since Putin came to power in 1999, the show starts at 0900 GMT and usually lasts several hours.
Ahead of the carefully choreographed show, more than one million questions had been submitted, organisers told Russian news agencies.
Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns
Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.
In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.
The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.
"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."