Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
All eyes are on Washington for a pair of closely-watched meetings: the testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's visit to the White House. Mike Collins previews the day ahead and the political implications.
If any day was a pivotal one for the Trump Administration, it might be hard to top what’s on the docket for Thursday.
The president’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, returns for what is arguably the most closely-watched meeting of its kind in a generation. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Kavanaugh, as well as an accuser whose allegation of attempted sexual assault in high school threatens to derail his nomination.
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows a tight contest for credibility between Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. But 42 percent are unsure who is telling the truth. https://t.co/EkHDd5Lq9N
— NPR (@NPR) September 26, 2018
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue to meet with the president, days after a bombshell New York Times report that he suggested recording Trump and setting into motion his removal from office under the 25th Amendment.
Rod Rosenstein started the day thinking President Trump was about to fire him. That didn't happen. Here's what went on behind closed doors. https://t.co/hsLnlkmn8H
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 24, 2018
Political experts weigh in on the day ahead.
Susan Roberts, Davidson College, professor of political science (@profsuroberts)
Kelly Dittmar, Rutgers University, assistant professor of political science, scholar at Rutgers' Center for American Women in Politics (@kdittmar)