FBI Agent Defiantly Rejects Bias Charges At Chaotic Hearing

Jul 12, 2018 4:11PM (GMT 21:11) – 1198 words WASHINGTON (AP) — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias launched a vigorous defense Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions. Peter Strzok testified…

Kavanaugh’s Views on Presidential Powers Could be Flashpoint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past writings that a president should not be distracted by lawsuits and investigations could become a flashpoint in what’s already shaping up to be a contentious confirmation battle. With special counsel Robert Mueller investigating whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, questions about whether a chief executive can…

Emotions High As Kavanaugh Begins Fight For Confirmation

By LISA MASCARO , AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting face-to-face with Senate leaders in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and other legal disputes that could reshape the court and roil this fall’s elections. Kavanaugh…