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Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell emerges as GOP choice to question Kavanaugh and accuser at hearin

Source: WaPo

Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell has emerged as Senate Republicans’ choice to question Brett M. Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, according to two people familiar with the decision.

Mitchell, the sex crimes bureau chief for the Maricopa County Attorney’s office in Phoenix, is the leading candidate to query the two at Thursday’s highly anticipated hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to the individuals.

They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it on the record.

A registered Republican, Mitchell has worked for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for 26 years.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/arizona-prosecutor-rachel-mitchell-emerges-as-gop-choice-to-question-kavanaugh-and-accuser-at-hearing/2018/09/25/47964afa-c0ff-11e8-9005-5104e9616c21_story.html

I just saw a Capitol One commercial using Prince music.

It makes me sad that he probably (by probably, I mean rolling over in his grave at the idea) wouldn't have wanted that.

Window "emblem" distributed by the Americanization Society of Grand Rapids, 1919.



https://twitter.com/umichBentley/status/1044651644124893184

What Teenagers Think About the Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh

Teenagers across the country are watching how adults are handling the allegations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, and taking notes.

Leyla Fern King, a high school sophomore in St. Louis, Mo., was asked by her mother this week what she thinks about Brett M. Kavanaugh: If he was guilty at 17 of sexually assaulting a girl at a party decades ago, should he still be held accountable?

“He should,” said Ms. King, who is 15, “because you’re definitely supposed to know right from wrong by my age.”

Defenders of Mr. Kavanaugh have argued that events dating from so long ago are irrelevant and should have no impact on his confirmation. Mr. Kavanaugh, who is 53, has also denied the allegations. But teenagers across the country said in interviews that they were disturbed to see so many adults dismissing the accusations against Mr. Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford. Much of the story felt familiar to them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/us/brett-kavanaugh-high-school.html


https://twitter.com/SenKamalaHarris/status/1044672251650617345

Trump to hold press conference on Wednesday

Source: Market Watch

President Donald Trump will hold a press conference on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Eastern, according to press secretary Sarah Sanders. In a tweet, Sanders said Trump will discuss the United Nations General Assembly trip as well as "news of the day." Trump is set to meet Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Thursday, as his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is due to face questions about an allegation of sexual assault. Trump's position on whether he will sign a bill keeping the government open past September is also unclear.

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-to-hold-press-conference-on-wednesday-2018-09-25



https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1044628910825230336

The Latest: GOP hires female attorney for Kavanaugh hearing

Source: AP

12:20 p.m.

Republicans have hired a female attorney to handle questioning during this week’s hearing with Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The attorney’s name has not been released. The hire was confirmed by a GOP aide to the Senate Judiciary Committee who was not authorized to speak publicly.

Ford’s lawyers have objected to Republicans hiring someone they call an “experienced sex crimes prosecutor.” They say the move is inconsistent with the GOP pledge to avoid a “circus.”

Attorney Michael R. Bromwich asked Republicans for the name of the attorney and the opportunity to meet with her before Thursday’s hearing.

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/a881d2d10d114dd6a7f67561ce90cd7d/The-Latest:-GOP-hires-female-attorney-for-Kavanaugh-hearing

There's a gator under your canoe. Quick! What would you do?

https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/1044632631860580353

I just went to Whitmer's website to see what kind of campaign swag she has.

I was specifically looking for buttons and t-shirts.

Clever button, but, umm...



I think I am going to purchase these ones:



(She has t-shirts in MSU and U of M colors)

http://store.gretchenwhitmer.com/

My son has parked his bike by this lamppost just about every day for the last year. This morning...

My son has parked his bike by this lamppost just about every day for the last year. This morning, this sticker had appeared. Absolutely made our day. People can be so brilliant. Thank you, whoever did it 😊





https://twitter.com/asausagehastwo/status/1044233989064708097
(This is not me, btw.)

SOURCE- it is becoming less likely that rod rosenstein is out of his job as deputy attorney general

NEWS- per source familiar, rod rosenstein is still the deputy attorney general as of right now.

he had a previously scheduled meeting at the WH at 12p, which he is at right now.

the axios report that he verbally resigned is false, though there was a conversation over the wknd.



SOURCE- it is becoming less likely that rod rosenstein is out of his job as deputy attorney general by day’s end.


https://twitter.com/politiCOHEN_/status/1044256511822909442
is going on?!
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