Charles Lipson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, lays out the details of the disappearance of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Carl Cannon covers the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court story and the Senate’s vote to appoint him. Tom updates us on the after vote fallout and what he calls the “Kavanaugh Effect” in the fall elections. The Real Clear Politics “POLL” has some surprising results and more changes might be along the way. John Kass reviews the Jason Van Dike conviction and verdict announcement, as well as the way this case has and will impact the mayoral election.
Tom Bevan Show (09/02/2018) – Carrie Severino / Carl Cannon / A.B. Stoddard
The final hurdles for the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court as nearly a half million documents on Kavanaugh’s background aren’t enough for supporting his background. The White House is citing ‘executive privilege’ as reason for withholding approximately 100 thousand records about Kavanaugh. Senator Chuck Schumer says the Trump administration is hiding something.
Now that Senator John McCain has been buried, who will take his place? McCain planned his own funeral and memorial services and excluded President Trump, but did invite former Presidents Bush and Obama.
With the final primary races in the can, Florida had a shocking outcome as Tallahassee Mayor, Andrew Gillum took the Democrats gubernatorial primary election from expected winner Gwendolyn Graham. He will now face Republican Ron DeSantis in the fall election.