Ford Pressed On Details Of Kavanaugh Allegation, Trump Meeting With Rosenstein Postponed

Ford Pressed On Details Of Kavanaugh Allegation

(Washington, DC) — Christine Blasey Ford is being pressed on the details of her serious allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a Senate hearing today, Ford said she is certain it was Kavanaugh who allegedly forced himself on her at a house in Maryland in the 1980s. She described Kavanaugh and buddy Mark Judge as “extremely inebriated.” Ford testified that she was afraid she was going to be raped or killed before she escaped and locked herself in a bathroom. She said Kavanaugh and Judge were laughing, quote — “at my expense.” Ford insisted that the incident is seared in her memory. Ford is a college professor in California. Kavanaugh has strongly denied the allegation.

Trump Meeting With Rosenstein Postponed

(Washington, DC) — President Trump’s planned meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is being postponed until next week. The White House says the President does not want to distract from the big Senate hearing featuring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Kavnaugh has strongly denied Ford’s allegation of sexual assault from the 1980s. Rosenstein has rejected a New York Times report that he considered wearing a wire in meetings with the President.

One Dead, Seven Injured In Multi-Vehicle Accident In Greenbelt

(Greenbelt, MD) — One man is dead and seven others are injured after a five-car crash in Greenbelt, Maryland. The crash involved a bus and four other vehicles this morning on Greenbelt Road and Kenilworth Avenue. Police say the driver of a Honda was driving west on Greenbelt Road when he rear-ended a minivan and a bus. The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. Seven others were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Greenbelt Road is closed in both directions at Kenilworth Avenue.

Metro Board To Vote On GM Contract

(Washington, DC) — The Metro board is expected to extend Metro’s General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld’s contract and give him a raise. The board will vote today to extend Wiedefeld’s contract through November 2021 and increase his compensation more than nine-percent, from 397-thousand to 435-thousand. Wiedefeld has been involved in ongoing disputes with Metro’s largest union. Some union leaders have called for his firing.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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