Trump-proof aspects of Manafort deal rankle lawyers

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday plea agreement with Paul Manafort took unusual and possibly unprecedented steps to undercut President Donald Trump’s ability to pardon his former campaign chairman. The plea deal Mueller struck with the… Read More

Republicans fear reversals in November due to accusation against Supreme Court nominee

Republicans are bracing for political aftershocks from the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, with some expressing fear that the coming investigation will refocus the nation’s attention on an issue that… Read More

Flake opposes quick vote on Kavanaugh, putting confirmation in doubt

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court hit a serious roadblock Sunday night, as GOP Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he is uncomfortable voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination later this week after the… Read More

Trump Calls Kavanaugh Withdrawal Notion ‘Ridiculous’

President Donald Trump on Monday called the notion that Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court might be withdrawn over sexual misconduct allegations from his high school days “ridiculous.” But he backed delaying the confirmation… Read More

Hearing Set for Monday to Hear Kavanaugh and His Accuser

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, under mounting pressure from senators of his own party, will call President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and the woman who has accused… Read More