Under pressure from moderate members, Republican leaders said they would allow the new probe for up to one week, slowing their rush to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing allegations by a third woman Julie Swetnick accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, in yet another potential blow to his prospects for Senate confirmation.
Christine Blasey Ford has come forward with accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, who already faces censure for his anti-abortion views.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledges he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian intermediaries. Sessions previously told Congress he was unaware of any Trump campaign contacts with Russia.
Some powerful men in the US have been derailed by accusations of sexual harassment and assault, but others – including the current US president – appear immune. What is sure is that society’s willingness to turn a blind eye has changed dramatically.
The measure passed the house 419 to 3 but will have to be passed through Senate before it reaches US President Donald Trump's desk to be signed into law.
Kushner said he has "nothing to hide" in an 11-page statement which he plans to deliver this week to Senate and House intelligence panels.
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