Brett Kavanaugh, now a Supreme Court nominee, wrote in a strikingly explicit 1998 memo that he was “strongly opposed” to giving then-President Bill Clinton any “break” in the independent counsel’s questioning about his sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, according to a newly released document.
The comments came a day after former CIA director John O. Brennan said he is willing to take the president to court to prevent other current and former officials from having their security clearances revoked.
The president also accused the special counsel’s team of trying to affect this year’s elections, further ramping up his rhetoric against the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Nearly 90 South Korean families crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea to be reunited with elderly relatives they had not seen since the chaos of the Korean War. It was the first set of family reunions to take place in three years, a symbol of thawing ties across the Korean Peninsula.
In a letter, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has not dealt properly with “crimes” against children and needs to prevent sexual abuses from being “covered up and perpetuated.” Francis did not lay out concrete steps the Vatican would take, but acknowledged that systemic change is needed.
Business owners on the Eastern Shore say they’ve raised wages and tried recruiting, but about a third of crab-picking jobs remain unfilled as few Americans have responded to openings and Mexican laborers are stranded at home without permission to come here to work.