The Senate passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill known as the First Step Act on Tuesday by a vote of 87-12.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) is poised to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) announced he is stepping aside from that role to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Chris Wray on Friday, requesting an investigation into false statements and obstruction allegedly carried out in an attempt to stall Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee referred Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick and her attorney Michael Avenatti to the Department of Justice Wednesday to request an investigation for potential criminal charges.
Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, could have committed perjury last week for saying that she has “never” given tips or advice to someone planning on taking a polygraph test, according to an ex-boyfriend.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s prepared opening remarks for Thursday’s scheduled hearing on a sexual misconduct allegation being waged against him.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday declined Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D., Calif.) request to postpone the Thursday hearing where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford are set to testify, writing her a letter in which he castigated how Senate Democrats have handled the situation.