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.
Lee Keum-seom, 92, of South Korea, weeps with her North Korean son Ri Sung Chol, 71. (Yonhap/AP)
Lee Keum-seom, 92, of South Korea, weeps with her North Korean son Ri Sung Chol, 71. (Yonhap/AP)
South Korean Chun Hye-ock, 90, and her North Korean niece Kim Yun Kyung, 56. (AP)
South Korean Chun Hye-ock, 90, and her North Korean niece Kim Yun Kyung, 56. (AP)
South Korean Bae Soon-Hee, center, 82, talks with her North Korean sisters Bae Soon Bok, 87, and Bae Soon Young. (Getty Images)
South Korean Bae Soon-Hee, center, 82, talks with her North Korean sisters Bae Soon Bok, 87, and Bae Soon Young. (Getty Images)
South Korean Lee Sang-yoon, 88, talks with his North Korean niece Ri Soon Bok. (Getty Images)
South Korean Lee Sang-yoon, 88, talks with his North Korean niece Ri Soon Bok. (Getty Images)
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.
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The latest tariff proposals, along with earlier levies on $50 billion in Chinese imports, would put special taxes on roughly half of everything that American businesses import from China.
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If Democrats pick up governorships and state legislatures in 2018 and 2020, they will be well positioned to use that newfound power to solidify their gains for the next decade.
Her comments at a conference on cyberbullying came shortly after her husband disparaged the special counsel on Twitter.
The six-woman, six-man panel is weighing 18 bank fraud and tax charges against President Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Pickers work at Lindy’s Seafood on Hoopers Island. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Pickers work at Lindy’s Seafood on Hoopers Island. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
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