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New Yorker reporters fact-check Brett Kavanaugh’s ‘false’ Fox News interview about sexual assault allegations

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh took to Fox News Monday night for an interview with his wife as he faces a series of allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. He denied the allegations unequivocally and called for a “fair process” that would allow for him to be heard.

However, no one was stopping him from being heard — there is a Senate hearing on Thursday at which he is scheduled to testify, along with one of his accusers. Many observers noted that it was a bizarre choice to take to the right-wing beacon of Fox News ahead of the official testimony, even though his accuser, Christina Blasey Ford, has turned down requests for on-air interviews.

New Yorker reporters Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, who wrote a story about another of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Deborah Ramirez, also chimed in on Twitter after the interview air to correct some of his misstatements about the incident. Ramirez said that while they were in college, Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and pressed his penis toward her face at a drunken party.

At one point during the interview, Kavanaugh said of the incident, which he denies, “If such a thing had happened, it would have been the talk of the campus.”

Mayer noted that, as she and Farrow reported, at least one witness suggests that the event was talked about on campus in the days afterward.

“And so it was – a classmate who heard about it at the time told me he has thought of it every time he’s heard Kavanaugh’s name – for the last 35 years!” said Mayer.

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Farrow noted, too, that another part of Kavanaugh’s interview seemed to be false.

“Worth considering [regarding] Kavanaugh’s assertion that all men & women he knew in college consider this ‘inconceivable’: his roommate at the time is on the record saying Ramirez’s claim is credible and consistent with Kavanaugh’s behavior he witnessed,” he wrote.

The interviewer did, in fact, note that Kavanaugh’s roommate found Ramirez’s allegations credible with. Kavanaugh had no explanation for why his roommate would say this.

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Trump’s golf courses fired these five undocumented workers — now they have a plan to spoil his 2020 launch

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Five undocumented immigrants who worked for President Donald Trump's golf courses for years are planning to crash his big 2020 campaign kickoff rally in Florida on Tuesday.

The New York Daily News reports that the former Trump workers plan on going to his rally to highlight his "cruelty and hypocrisy" for welcoming undocumented immigrants to work at his clubs until they became a political inconvenience.

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Congressmen ask special counsel to bring the hammer down on Jared Kushner for Hatch Act violations

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) have asked the Office of Special Counsel to open an investigation into Jared Kushner for alleged violations of the Hatch Act.

According to the congressmen, Kushner violated the law by "engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities."

Reports have suggested that Kushner has used his official role in the White House to aid President Donald Trump's reelection effort.

Last week the Office of Special Counsel took the unprecedented step of recommending Kellyanne Conway's removal from service for violations of the Hatch Act.

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‘Black students don’t tip’: Texas restaurant says forcing African-American kids to pay gratuity is not racist

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A restaurant in Cypress, Texas has come under fire after an employee allegedly said that black students "don't tip."

Brittany Blakney told KPRC that she and her friends went to Locatelli’s restaurant to celebrate graduating from Prairie View A&M University.

Blakney said that she was surprised to find out that the server had already added a 15% gratuity to her check.

“He said, 'Black students from Prairie View don’t tip,'” she recalled.

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