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Judge Brett Kavanaugh scowls as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Thursday. Afterward, many observers felt he had revealed a partisan side never before seen from a Supreme Court nominee. Melina Mara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein departs the U.S. Capitol through a basement corridor after House and Senate lawmakers from both parties met in a secure room for a classified briefing about the federal investigation into President Trump's 2016 campaign, in May. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Brett Kavanaugh Offers Fiery Defense In Hearing That Was A National Cultural Moment

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If Rosenstein Is Fired, His Departure Would Impact Mueller Probe

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Rosenstein Report Further Strains Relations Between White House And DOJ

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Ex-State Department Diplomat Criticizes Trump's State Department

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein listens during a Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Christine Blasey Ford Is Open To Testifying About Sexual Assault Allegations

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Former U.S. Sen. Barabara Mikulski (D-MD), U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) join other women Democratic senators for a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 30, 2014. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump visits residents of Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria last October. The president has been criticized for questioning the death toll from that storm while the U.S. mainland prepared for Hurricane Florence last week. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Photographer Bill Cunningham outside Skylight Clarkson Sq during New York Fashion Week on July 15, 2015 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Cunningham: A Memoir Of Style On All Levels, High And Low

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President Trump's poll numbers are starting to dip at exactly the wrong time. A new NPR/Marist poll finds Trump's approval rating at 39 percent. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives to testify during the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Wednesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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