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PBC News & Comment: Kavanaugh Accuser Wants Investigation First

As GOP leaders try to force Kavanaugh-Ford showdown on Monday, Ford’s lawyers demand FBI investigation first, roiling political currents….--on his way to toss paper towels at survivors of Hurricane Florence, Trump is unusually restrained in comments about Ford

--the attorney who exposed Kavanugh’s mentor, Judge Alex Kosinski, says court workers have info on their relationship

--the likely delay forces conservaDems and some Repubs to change course

--new polls show Dems may win back House by narrow margin, Senate in doubt

--Ray McGovern says Trump’s order to declassify Russiagate documents will be “slow-walked”

--George Papadopoulos aims angry tweets at Aussie diplomat Alexander Downer, who is dodging all questions

--on MSDNC last night, Hillary Clinton bonded with Maddow over Russiagate, then artfully ducked questions about impeachment, of Trump and Bill Clinton

--in Salisbury, Russian-born woman claims she and husband were poisoned, but police don’t believe it

--Kim Jong-un makes promises to Moon Jae-in at summit in Pyongyang

--Trump slams Sessions again, over Mueller probe and immigration

--Mike Pence got senior official fired from USAID after being quoted in article criticizing Pence

--in North Carolina, the number of pig waste ponds at risk doubles in a day

--in trial of Chicago cop who killed Laquan McDonald, cops are forced to break the code of silence

--new report predicts that half of all cell phone calls will be robocalls by next year