Alexandra Petri: "If somebody can be brought down by accusations like this, then you, me, every man certainly should be worried." -- A lawyer close to the White House, speaking to Politico. Look, who among us? If, apparently, a single alleged assault at a single party decades ago is to be frowned upon, then no man is safe, right?
President Donald Trump has moved to immediately release a tranche of former FBI Director James Comey's text messages and declassify 20 pages of a surveillance application that targeted former campaign adviser Carter Page, his latest offensive against a Russia investigation that has ensnared associates and has consumed Trump's attention for much of his presidency. read more
The Trump administration has slammed the brakes on bringing refugees to the US. At the end of its first full fiscal year, new government data shows, the administration is falling way short of the expectations it set for resettling refugees -- which were, themselves, way lower than the levels set by President Barack Obama and his predecessors. read more
According to Heavy.com, Mark Judge, the friend who was reportedly named in the letter by Christine Blasey Ford, said he kept a diary. Heavy.com shows a "A deleted post from Mark Judge's Facebook page" that has a photo of a black book with the words "1984 Yearbook" on it. According to Heavy.com Judge wrote the post just last month: "In August, he shared a photo of a book called "1984 Yearbook" and wrote on Facebook, "Wow. Despite many moves, despite my ADD, despite the universe expanding, this thing appears. My 1984 diary. Terrified to open it but couldn't resist three quick looks: 1) ‘Watched ‘Flashdance.' Didn't like it.' 2) ‘Reading a book about Vietnam, want to go there.' 3) ‘Spent all day cutting brush in 90 degree heat because parents are mad at us for summer parties. Wish I was at a movie with Meg instead.' Pretty much my life now."" In Ford's letter, she was not specific on the year the alleged attack took place saying only it happened "during high school in the early 1980's." In a Weekly Standard article Judge denies witnessing an assault.
A man in his 20's died from him injuries Saturday afternoon following a shark attack off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. The attack happened just after 12 p.m. in the waters about 300 yards south of the main swimming area. Wellfleet Police Lt. Michael Hurley said the man was rushed from the scene to Cape Cod Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. read more