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Kate Riga

Kate Riga is a news writer for Talking Points Memo based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Kate was the political reporter for The Southampton Press. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and a native of Philadelphia.

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Laughing at a line of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony where he attributed his sexual misconduct allegations to Democrats’ “revenge on behalf of the Clintons,” Hillary Clinton quipped: “they give us a lot of credit.”

“Thirty-six years ago, we started this against him,” she continued to laughter.

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Though President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have been thick as thieves lately, Trump made a joke Tuesday reminding reporters that he hasn’t forgotten a time when the two of them were not on such good terms.

“Lindsey’s a friend of mine,” Trump said. “At least for the last six months.”

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A transcript from Monday’s freewheeling press conference, which was previously altered to cover up a line in which President Donald Trump criticized a reporter, has been restored to its original form.

Earlier on Tuesday, The White House had changed the word “thinking” to “thanking” in the transcript, blunting the insult the President aimed at ABC’s Cecilia Vega.

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