HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Kavanaugh allegation is part of a socialist plot

  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson said that a long-running plot by Socialists to take over America was fueling recent allegations of sexual assault against President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.
  • “There’ve been people in this country for a very long time….who don’t like what this country represents,” Carson told an audience of conservative activists.These forces he said, were now “like wet hornets” and “out of control.”
  • Carson also expressed concern that the allegations against Kavanaugh might cause people to think twice before accepting positions in government to avoid “their reputation being sullied.”

Source: HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Kavanaugh allegation is part of a socialist plot

Third Named Witness Rejects Kavanaugh’s Accuser’s Allegations | National Review

In written testimony sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a third named witness has rejected the allegations made by Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser. Having been asked by a Senate staffer to comment on the charges advanced against the nominee, a lawyer for Leland Ingham Keyser wrote:

Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.

Source: Third Named Witness Rejects Kavanaugh’s Accuser’s Allegations | National Review

Tentative agreement reached for Kavanaugh-Ford hearing on Thursday, source says | Fox News

A tentative agreement for a Thursday hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford has been reached, a source with knowledge of the discussions told Fox News.

In a letter to the committee, Ford’s lawyers said that she had accepted the request to provide “her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct next week” after Republicans on the committee set a 2:30 p.m. deadline for her to say whether she would do so. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had said a vote would proceed in the absence of a response from Ford’s team by the cutoff time.

Source: Tentative agreement reached for Kavanaugh-Ford hearing on Thursday, source says | Fox News

Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past

An adviser for the Senate Judiciary Committee has resigned amid questions from NBC News about a previous sexual harassment complaint.

Garrett Ventry, 29, who served as a communications aide to the committee chaired by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, had been helping coordinate the majority party’s messaging in the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago at a high school party. In a response to NBC News, Ventry denied any past “allegations of misconduct.”

Source: Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past

5 questions after reading the Rod Rosenstein bombshell report – CNNPolitics

The New York Times published an explosive report Friday afternoon, claiming, via anonymous sources, that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein openly speculated about wearing a wire to record President Donald Trump and floated the idea of building support within the administration to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

Source: 5 questions after reading the Rod Rosenstein bombshell report – CNNPolitics

Manhunt ends for Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened Trump | Fox News

The manhunt for a Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened to “put a bullet” in President Trump’s head has finally ended, officials said Friday.

Shawn Richard Christy, 26, surrendered after being tracked down to a ravine just north of Route 30 in Mansfield, Ohio, about 4:30 p.m., just three hours after the day’s search began, officials said at a press conference.

Source: Manhunt ends for Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened Trump | Fox News

India’s Ganesh Festival: Mumbai Parties, Prays For Elephant-Headed God : NPR

On India’s west coast, revelers hoist up statues of an elephant-headed god, and parade them toward the Arabian Sea. They sing and chant, and hand out food to bystanders.

For 10 days, they perform pooja — Hindu prayers — at the statues’ feet and then submerge them in bodies of water.

This is a tradition in Mumbai, India’s biggest city, near the end of each year’s monsoon rains: a festival honoring Ganesh, or Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck. He has a human body and an elephant head.

Source: India’s Ganesh Festival: Mumbai Parties, Prays For Elephant-Headed God : NPR