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Dem Senator Says Confirmation Vote on Kavanaugh Should Be Delayed Pending Outcome of FBI Probe Into Sexual Assault Allegations

Brett Kavanaugh during the Senate confirmation hearings.

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

The U.S. Senate should wait on voting for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until the FBI conducts an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.

That’s according to Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Feinstein’s statement follows a Washington Post report that detailed a first-hand account of sexual abuse by California professor Christine Blasey Ford. 

In a written statement, Feinstein said the professor’s allegations, which include being pinned down, groped and forced into silence at a high school party, were “extremely serious and bear heavily on Judge Kavanaugh’s character.”

Whether Feinstein gets his way is another story. At least three Democrats said Sunday that the confirmation hearings should continue, despite the allegations.

Steam Building to Move 9/11 Trial out of New York

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Steam is building to move the 9/11 terrorism  trial from New York City to a military base.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was once for it, has declared it a bad and very expensive idea. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein concurs.  And Politico reports that the Obama administration is considering a move.

Luisita Lopez Torregrosa writes in Politics Daily that President Obama can do a lot of things “but he cannot push New York City around.” Many in New York and outside were up in arms, citing the potential disruption  in the city, the potential dangers and the high cost of providing security.

” You don’t have to be a politician or a lawyer to see the idea was misguided,” Torregrosa writes. “It had a touch of arrogance, going against the grain, and a bit of the out-of-touch attitude that has plagued the Obama presidency.”