David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday pledged to “continue to cooperate” with an investigation into his background. NBC News reported on a new statement from the judge:

“Throughout this process, I’ve been interviewed by the FBI. I’ve done a number of background checks and calls directly with the FBI and the Senate. And yesterday I answered questions under oath about every topic the senators and their counsel asked me. I have done everything they have requested and will continue to cooperate.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reacted to Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) proposal to delay the floor vote for Brett Kavanaugh by a week, saying that “somebody’s gonna have to explain this to Trump.”

“So I guess that will be my job,” Graham said.


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CNN reported Thursday evening that GOP Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Jeff Flake — all key votes Republicans will need to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — were meeting with Sen. Joe Manchin after a marathon hearing featuring Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh.

The New York Times apologized and took down a tweet Thursday asking readers to weigh in on whether Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was “credible.” The poll asked for readers to respond “yes,” “no” or “unsure.”

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