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What happens if Rosenstein leaves the DOJ?

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What happens if Rod Rosenstein leaves the Department of Justice? It's complicated.

Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct in interview

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Judge Kavanaugh spoke publicly for the first time since Ford's allegation became public. Kavanaugh also defended himself against a new accuser who came forward.

Avenatti: Kavanaugh accuser client may pursue criminal case

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Michael Avenatti, attorney for a person he describes as a "witness and victim" of Brett Kavanaugh, talks with Rachel Maddow about his client presenting her allegations to the public in the next 48 hours and the need for an FBI…

Senate Republicans hope to vote on Kavanaugh by end of week

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Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee say they will hold the vote on Kavanaugh's nomination as soon as possible if no new information comes out after Thursday's hearing. Senator Cornyn says a vote could happen “by the end of the…

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GOP Sen. Collins: Second Kavanaugh accuser should testify

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President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is being accused by a second woman of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh denies both allegations, as Republicans in Congress double down on their support for him and say Democrats are…

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GOP, White House continue to back Kavanaugh after new allegations

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Axios reports that Republicans plan to fight accounts from Kavanaugh’s accusers.

Trump praises North Korea denuclearization, intel contradicts claims

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President Trump said there was “tremendous success” in talks with North Korea. However, Critics say there's been anything but on denuclearization, with intel officials reporting that North Korea is stepping up efforts to hide its nuclear…

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McConnell on Kavanaugh allegations: 'Smear campaign has hit a new low'

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Mitch McConnell speaks on the senate floor about the recent allegations against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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Trump on Kavanaugh: ‘His family has suffered’

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Trump speaks out defending SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh saying, “his family has suffered, what’s going on is not something that should happen.”

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Trump on Rosenstein: 'I look forward to meeting with Rod'

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President Trump takes questions after a bilateral meeting with President Moon of South Korea, and comments on Rod Rosenstein meeting.

Andrea Constand testifies in Cosby sentencing, wants 'justice as court sees fit'

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Before Constand took the stand, a psychologist testified that Cosby is a "sexually violent predator."

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Is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in or out?

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Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi break down if the overseer of the investigation into President Trump and Russia is still working at the White House. Weighing in: NBC’s Julia Ainsley and former Department of Justice official, Elliot Williams.

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Solicitor General Noel Francisco would take over Mueller probe if Rosenstein is out

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The 49-year-old is an archetypal conservative Republican lawyer. A member of the Federalist Society, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

White House says Trump and Rosenstein to meet on Thursday

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Amid reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may be leaving his post, President Trump and Rosenstein are set to meet at the White House on Thursday this week.

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Senate Judiciary spokesman resigns after questions of a harassment complaint

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Brett Kavanaugh is not the only one in this process faced with sexual assault allegations. Watch Stephanie Ruhle and NBC National Political Reporter Heidi Przybyla discuss how the Republican spokesman for the hearings abruptly resigns…

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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein summoned to White House

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who currently oversees the special counsel’s Trump Russia investigation, is reportedly on the way to the White House to learn whether he will remain on in his post.

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Trump says U.S. will 'have a second summit quite soon' with North Korea

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Outside the United Nations, President Trump tells reporters that "Kim Jong Un wrote a letter, a beautiful letter ... asking for a second meeting, and we will be doing that." NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports more on Trump's Monday comments and…

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Sen. Blumenthal: We have a duty to investigate allegations

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., discusses NYT reporting on Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein as well as the latest details involving misconduct allegations against President Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh.

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Exclusive: Man behind 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians speaks out

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Rob Goldstone, the British music publicist who helped set up the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Russians and members of the Trump campaign team, says he wishes he'd listened to "the little voice in his head" that told him it wasn’t…

Joe: If truth is on their side, what is GOP afraid of?

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Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate the claim she was assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh when both were teenagers. Lawmakers including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein are also calling on the FBI to investigate. The panel…

Monday, Sep 24

Second woman alleges sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh

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The news comes a few days before the Supreme Court nominee's scheduled testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a previous allegation of sexual assault.

Sunday, Sep 23

Rep Schiff: It’s appalling to suggest Dr. Ford is being used

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Attorneys for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford and the Senate Judicary Committee reach an agreement for a public hearing Thursday morning....

Kavanaugh accuser’s counsel: ‘We committed to moving forward with an open hearing’

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Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has agreed to testify in an open hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Her counsel Debra Katz said in a statement that Ford…

Sen. Patty Murray: How Senate handles Kavanaugh accusation a 'test' for GOP

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"Congress failed the test in 1991 with Anita Hill," the Washington Democrat said Sunday.

Strategist: Supreme Court nomination could swing midterms

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MSNBC’s Richard Lui speaks to Republican strategist and MSNBC political analyst Susan Del Percio and Democratic strategist Basil Smikle about the potential political fallout from the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court…

Saturday, Sep 22

Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify

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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a party in high school, has accepted a request to testify before the senate judiciary committee.

Grassley extends deadline Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford

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Tell Judge Kavanaugh, 'I hope you understand,' GOP Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley says he's extending the deadline for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford to decide whether to testify on Capitol Hill.

Friend of Dr. Blasey Ford on Trump: He’s going after a 15 year old girl

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Dr Ford's family and friends are speaking out as she and her lawyers are in negotiations with the Senate Judiciary Committee about the terms of when and how she might testify.

Rosenstein joked about secretly recording Trump

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The New York Times reported that Rod Rosenstein “suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump” but NBC News reports that that Rosenstein’s remarks were not meant seriously.

Friday, Sep 21

Kavanaugh accuser's sister-in-law: 'No doubt she’s telling the truth'

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In her first televised interview ever, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sister-in-law, Sandra Ford Mendler, talks to NBC News’ Kristen Welker about Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Mendler says…

Rep. Anna Eshoo defends Kavanaugh accuser: 'It takes a lot of courage'

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Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif, discusses her exchanges with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The congresswoman defended Dr. Ford and how the allegations have been…

GOP fails to explain excluding FBI from Kavanaugh investigation

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Rachel Maddow reviews the precedents for the FBI conducting background checks on federal nominees, and reports on the latest developments in negotiations to have Dr. Christine Blasey Ford about her accusation against Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh: I will attend Monday hearing 'so that I can clear my name'

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The Supreme Court nominee's letter affirming his decision to appear at Monday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing came hours after an attorney for his accuser said her attendance that day was "not possible."

Thursday, Sep 20

Protesters gather on Capitol Hill against Kavanaugh nomination

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Protesters are assembling on Capitol Hill against Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as capitol police begin making arrests.

Hirono: Kavanaugh investigation should include witness tampering

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Senator Mazie Hirono talks with Rachel Maddow about the need for the FBI to investigate the sex assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh, and to furthermore investigate the threats and intimidation of Kavanaugh's accuser as witness…

WaPo: Trump feels vulnerable, angry, unprotected

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The Washington Post is reporting that the President's associates say he "increasingly believes he is unprotected."

Sen. McCaskill to vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh

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Senator Claire McCaskill announces tonight she will vote no on Brett Kavanaugh.