FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate that the White House limited the re-opened investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Wray said the inquiry was "very specific in scope—limited in scope," but insisted that the process was "consistent with the standard process for such investigations going back a long ways." He declined to answer any specifics about what the White House would or would not allow the FBI to examine. (Politico)
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts referred the allegations of judicial misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh to outside judges for investigation. More than a dozen misconduct complaints were forwarded to Roberts after they were deemed substantive enough to require outside investigation by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where Kavanaugh served as a judge. (RawStory)
Trump recently spoke with Jeff Sessions' own chief of staff about replacing him as attorney general. It is not clear whether Trump wanted Matthew G. Whitaker to take over on an interim basis or to be nominated in a more permanent capacity, nor did Trump make his intentions clear or definitive. White House officials say they expect both Sessions and Rosenstein to remain in their positions at least until after the midterms. (Washington Post)
Melania Trump believes she is "the most bullied person in the world." She said it is harder to govern when "you always need to watch your back." She also said Trump has people working in his administration that she doesn't trust, as well as many people who used to work for the administration that can cause problems for the White House. (ABC News / Washington Post)
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