Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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The dean of Harvard Law School wrote to students Friday that “we cannot comment” on whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would continue to teach there as a visiting lecturer in the 2019 winter term, as was previously planned, in light of the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.

“Still,” HLS dean John F. Manning wrote to law school students Friday, in an email obtained by HuffPost, “I can provide you this assurance: When concerns and allegations arise about individuals in our teaching program, we take those concerns and allegations seriously, conduct necessary inquiries, complete our process, and then act.”

“If he is not telling the truth, to Congress or to the FBI, then he’s not fit not only to be on the Supreme Court but to be on the court that he’s on right now,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told “The Circus” co-host Alex Wagner Saturday, during an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival. Watch below:

H/t The Hill.

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(Trump did not mention Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony.)

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Thursday that “I did not” watch Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony regarding her allegations of sexual assault against him, but that “I plan to.”

“I plan to,” he repeated in response to a question from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). “I plan to, but I did not. I was preparing mine.”

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