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.

Articles by Kate

The White House has imposed severe limits on the FBI probe of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past, which is currently working with a list of four witnesses. And though that list excludes people from Kavanaugh’s younger days who say they have first-hand knowledge of his behavior — most of which appears to contradict the nominee’s Senate testimony — that hasn’t stopped them from speaking out.

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While bemoaning the suffering Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is going through, President Donald Trump said that he himself is used to handling “crap,” but that Kavanaugh is not since he exists outside of the political realm.

It appeared Trump was referring to the sexual assault allegations as “crap,” but asked for clarification by NBC’s Peter Alexander, Trump said he was referring to being treated unfairly by the media.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, who seems to be actively considering a run for the presidency in 2020, has largely stayed in the background during the hearings with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, due to his controversial role in the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings almost 30 years ago.

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