The president’s son joins the Trump administration’s midterm campaigning efforts hitting the road and stopping in Ohio.
West Virginia Senate hopeful Patrick Morrisey is ramping up the pressure on Senator Joe Manchin, challenging him to three debates in the coming weeks. In a tweet Friday, Morrisey said he has accepted three statewide debates, and added Senator Manchin needs to answer for his record.
Republican congressman Trey Gowdy calls for the release of all transcripts from the GOP House Committee’s Russia investigation. Gowdy urged the committee to release the documents this week, saying there is “information that would be beneficial for the public to see.” He also said there would be “no national security concerns” should the committee release the transcripts.
Trade tensions between the U.S. and China do not appear to be easing up, as President Trump prepares to hit Beijing with more tariffs. Bloomberg is reporting Friday, the president has told aides he wants to move forward with tariffs on $200 billion more on Chinese imports.
Dozens of women come out in support of Brett Kavanaugh after a Democrat senator tries to stir accusations of misconduct from more than three decades ago. Dianne Feinstein said Friday, she received a letter back in July, from a woman claiming to be a victim of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh back in high school. The Supreme Court nominee sounded off, saying he “categorically and unequivocally” denies the allegation.
Congress votes to hold off on securing funding for the border wall until after midterm elections. Lawmakers made the decision Thursday, in an effort to avoid a possible government shutdown. Before the move, Congress had until September 30th to sign-off on a new financial package
Thousands of people may be forced to evacuate in Honolulu as officials warn of a possible dam breach after heavy rains from tropical depression Olivia. Honolulu officials announced Thursday a dam holding more than 20 million gallons of water is not at risk of collapse, but they may need to evacuate 10,000 people living downstream due to the threat of overflow.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham calls for an investigation into allegations of ‘systemic anti-trump bias’ at the Obama-Era DOJ and FBI. The Republican announced plans Thursday, to get in touch with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, to appoint an independent counsel to look into the accusations.
Graham went on to criticize Rosenstein for failing to look into the matter himself, saying the Strzok-Page texts alone “scream for the need of a special counsel.”
Wilmington North Carolina is almost completely without power, as it endures the strongest wind gusts since 1958, which were measured around 105 miles per hour. Hurricane Florence officially made landfall Friday near Wrightsville Beach as a category one storm, moving gradually with sustained winds of around 90 miles per hour. The coast guard clarified both Wilmington and Virginia ports remain closed, but it stands ready to conduct search and rescue missions.