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Michael Cohen spoke to Mueller team for hours; asked about Russia, possible collusion, pardon: Sources

(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has participated over the last month in multiple interview sessions lasting for hours with investigators from the office of special counsel, Robert Mueller, sources tell ABC News.The special counsel’s questioning of Cohen, one of the president’s closest associates over…... Read More

Female senators speak out about Republican 'bullying' of Kavanaugh accuser

(WASHINGTON) -- Several female lawmakers spoke out on Thursday about what they see as the rushed confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of a sexual assault allegation.Joined by supporters of Christine Blasey Ford, who has said the nominee assaulted her during a party decades…... Read More

Michael Cohen reviewer put in charge of NY church sex abuse cases

(NEW YORK) -- The archbishop of New York has appointed retired judge Barbara Jones to be an independent reviewer of sexual abuse cases. Most recently, Jones reviewed documents in the Michael Cohen case.Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan conceded in a press conference Thursday that the "summer of hell" had laid bare…... Read More

Google warns senators and staff of foreign phishing attempts

(WASHINGTON) -- Google has been alerting U.S. senators and aides in the past year of hacking attempts by foreign governments targeting their personal email accounts.Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter to Senate leaders Wednesday noting the attacks and warning that Senate security staff have declined to help."My office has…... Read More

GOP senators to Ford: Show up Monday or we vote on Kavanaugh

(WASHINGTON) -- The overarching message from Republicans Wednesday to Christine Blasey Ford: Show up or we’re heading to a vote.“She said she wanted to appear but if she changes her mind and refuses to appear, there's not much we can do,” the number two Republican in the Senate, John Cornyn…... Read More

Trump says hard for him to imagine Christine Blasey Ford's allegation against Brett Kavanaugh is true

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump says he wants to hear from the accuser of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but said it's hard for him to "imagine that anything happened," referring to the sexual assault allegation brought by professor Christine Blasey Ford."If she shows up and makes a credible…... Read More

Senate passes measure requiring streaming services to pay artists for pre-1972 music

(WASHINGTON) -- The Music Modernization Act, which would substantially change the way musicians are compensated for their work played on streaming services, passed a major milestone in the Senate this week.The Senate approved the bipartisan bill unanimously on Tuesday, following House passage of a similar bill in April. The measures…... Read More

Christine Blasey Ford's high school classmate: Brett Kavanaugh controversy has felt 'personal'

(WASHINGTON) -- Samantha Guerry, a former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both in high school in suburban Maryland decades ago, said it’s “just not possible” that her friend is mistaken on his identity.“I find that very,…... Read More

Trump calls Florence 'one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald thanked first responders in a Twitter video where he described Florence as “tough” one of the “wettest” hurricanes ever. "This is a tough hurricane," he said. "One of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water."He added: "Florence has been a nasty one. A…... Read More

'I don't have an attorney general,' Trump says in interview

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump on Tuesday launched a fresh attack at Jeff Sessions, his beleaguered attorney general, saying in an interview that he "doesn't have an attorney general." Trump made the remark in an interview with The Hill. According to the news organization, the president repeatedly expressed his "disappointment" with…... Read More

Anita Hill advises Senate to 'push the pause button' on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly three decades after Anita Hill testified about her own sexual harassment allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, she says the Senate Judiciary Committee should "push the pause button" on high court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "My advice is to push the pause button on this hearing, get…... Read More

Trump directs release of declassified surveillance warrant on Russia probe

(WASHINGTON) -- Here's what you need to about FISA warrants, some of the most closely held secrets in the U.S. government. What is FISAFISA, which stands for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, is the law that governs how the U.S. government can collect foreign intelligence using its considerable surveillance capabilities.To conduct…... Read More

Congresswoman, first to talk to Kavanaugh accuser, calls her 'honest person'

(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Anna Eshoo, the California Democrat who was first approached by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser over the summer, describes Christine Blasey Ford as a “gentle, honest person who may change people’s minds.” Eshoo told ABC News' "Powerhouse Politics" podcast host Jonathan Karl that she met with…... Read More

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before testifying: Lawyer

(WASHINGTON) -- The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when both of them were in high school will not testify before the FBI investigates the matter, one of her lawyers, Lisa Banks, said Tuesday night.In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley,…... Read More