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Chuck Grassley Will Leave Judiciary Committee for Finance Committee

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/16/2018 at 1:00pm
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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has decided to leave the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chaired, to lead the Senate Finance Committee. From Politico:

“The economy is better than it’s been in years and there’s a sense of optimism about the future of our country that people haven’t felt in a long time...

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Senate Judiciary refers yet another Kavanaugh accuser for criminal investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/3/2018 at 12:00pm
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Late last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee referred Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick and her lawyer, Democrat presidential hopeful Michael Avenatti, for criminal investigation.

On Friday, the Committee referred another Kavanaugh accuser, Judy Munro-Leighton, to the FBI for criminal investigation.

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Senate Judiciary Committee holds nominee hearings during recess, and Dems are pissed

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:00pm 10/29/2018 at 7:00pm
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You may recall that just after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Democrats agreed to confirm 15 federal judicial nominees in exchange for Mitch McConnell putting the Senate in recess so that vulnerable Senate Dems could return home to campaign.

#TheResistance was upset. While they can’t stop nominees, they demand resistance for resistance sake. But...

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Grassley’s Gloves are Off: Third Request for Withheld Evidence Mentions “Recently Uncovered Information”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:24am 10/5/2018 at 2:24am

Late Thursday night, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley sent yet another request for evidence (the third in writing that’s been made public) to Ford’s attorneys requesting Ford’s therapy notes (the ones she shared with The Washington Post but has refused to share with the committee in confidence) as well as her...

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Grassley on Kavanaugh FBI Report: ‘There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know…no hint of misconduct’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:48am 10/4/2018 at 10:48am
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has released a statement this morning after he reviewed the FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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Grassley: Judiciary Comm has evidence of Christine Blasey Ford “coaching a friend on polygraph examinations”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:18pm 10/2/2018 at 9:18pm

Chuck Grassley, Republican Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer requesting better cooperation.

Grassley again requests access to Fort’s therapy records already partially shared with The Washington Post, as well as all written, audiovisual or electronic evidence to support her claims.

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Kavanaugh: ‘I Will Not be Intimidated Into Withdrawing’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 24, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/24/2018 at 3:00pm
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein that he will not withdraw. He wrote:

These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to...

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Judiciary Committee sets Monday vote on Kavanaugh after accuser rejects testimony deadline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:03pm 9/21/2018 at 10:03pm
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The attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault dating back to when they were teenagers, repeatedly tried to delay the date of her testimony, if she ever testified.

First she wanted it to wait until after and FBI investigation, that would have...

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Judicial nominees keep moving through the pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:00pm 5/18/2018 at 9:00pm

Pretty much since the 2016 election we’ve been tracking the potential Donald Trump has to fundamentally alter the federal judiciary.

At various times we’ve expressed frustration with the ability of Democrats to slow down the Senate confirmation process. We’ve also recognized that for the most part Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley and Majority...

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Rule change advances in Senate, will help Trump fill as many judicial vacancies as possible by November 2018 midterms

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/26/2018 at 8:00pm

At one level, Senate Republicans are doing a good job at moving Trump judicial nominees through the committee and confirmation process.

The Senate just confirmed the 15th nominee to a Court of Appeals, Kyle Duncan, about whom Democrats are apoplectic:

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While you were focused on … Republicans kept moving judicial nominees through pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 16, 2018 at 9:00pm 2/16/2018 at 9:00pm

This has been another crazy news week, with breaking news after breaking news.

While you were focused on other things, Republicans continued to shepard judicial nominees through the confirmation blockages put in place by Democrats.

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Grassley, Johnson Demand Answers From DOJ Over Missing Texts

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 5:00pm 1/24/2018 at 5:00pm
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Text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page came to light last month due to the anti-Trump rhetoric involved. Now the FBI claims that the department “failed to preserve” five months of text messages between them.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Homeland Security and Governmental...

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Approaching ramming speed: Senate Judiciary Committee advances 17 judicial nominees

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:30pm 1/18/2018 at 4:30pm
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We long have complained about the slow pace of judicial nominees due to Democrat stalling tactics.

Despite the fact that a record number (12) of appeals court nominees were confirmed last year, there remained a serious backlog to fill over 100 vacancies.

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Trump’s ability to reshape the judiciary may be overstated (Part 1 – Appellate Courts)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 7:30pm 1/7/2018 at 7:30pm
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Year One of President Trump’s much-vaunted “judge story” was far more successful than anyone could have expected.

Trump nominated and confirmed more appellate circuit court judges in his first year than any modern president. His judges were, on average, just 50 years old and all of them were well-credentialed conservatives. Several are potential...

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Grassley, Graham Request DOJ Investigate Trump Dossier Author

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 5, 2018 at 4:30pm 1/5/2018 at 4:30pm
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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), also a member of the committee, have asked the Department of Justice to investigate Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump.

The senators told the DOJ that they believe Steele made false statements to the FBI concerning...

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Sen. Chuck Grassley: James Comey may have leaked classified memo

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11:00am 1/4/2018 at 11:00am
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After Trump fired him, James Comey leaked four (4) of seven (7) internal FBI memos he created regarding his interactions with Trump to a Columbia Law School professor, for the purpose of passing on the contents to a reporter. The professor did just that, and it created the basis for NY...

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VA Uses Illegal Policy That Allows Hospitals to Hire Those With Revoked Licenses

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 4:00pm 12/21/2017 at 4:00pm
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USA Today has dropped another article on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the publication continues its investigation into the department. This investigation discovered that a VA policy has allowed hospitals to hire health care providers with revoked licenses, but it’s illegal to do so thanks to a 1999 law:

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