Kavanaugh Accuser Open To Testifying About Sexual Assault Allegations

Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in the 1980s, have begun discussing terms of her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

“She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” Deborah Katz, Ford’s lawyer says in an email to committee aides first reported in the New York Times and confirmed by NPR.

Trump admin moves $260M from cancer research, HIV/AIDS programs to cover custody of immigrant children costs

Trump admin moves $260M from cancer research, HIV/AIDS and other programs to cover custody of immigrant children costs https://t.co/mWw5sxbzbT

Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research

‘The Department of Health and Human Services is diverting millions of dollars in funding from a number of programs, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, to pay for housing for the growing population of detained immigrant children.’

The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far

“The Kremlin, it appeared, had reached onto United States soil in New York and DC. The banners may well have been intended as visual victory laps for the most effective foreign interference in an American election in history.”

Trump should be more worried about the Brennan dossier

‘We don’t know all of what was included in that Brennan dossier, but based on reporting by ABC News, we now know that in July 2016, as it was being compiled, Steele sent his dossier to an FBI contact in Rome, who passed it on to an agent in the FBI’s New York field office. It sat there until mid-September, when it was finally sent to the counterintelligence team investigating Russia at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In summary, we know that while the Steele dossier was languishing in the FBI’s New York field office, CIA Director John Brennan had already informed critical players in the Obama administration that Russia was not only attempting to interfere in the 2016 election, they were doing so in order to elect Donald Trump. We also know what the administration did next.’

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

‘Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate’s security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says.

Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate leaders that his office discovered that “at least one major technology company” has warned an unspecified number of senators and aides that their personal email accounts were “targeted by foreign government hackers.” Similar methods were employed by Russian military agents who leaked the contents of private email inboxes to influence the 2016 elections.’

Macron unveils plans to make French healthcare system ‘best in the world’ – France 24

‘French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans to make France’s health care system, considered one of the best in the world, more efficient and sustainable for the next 50 years.’