Update, Sept. 19, 7:48 p.m. ET: Vice President Mike Pence called the decision to spend time with his wife and youngest son and lunch with Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine her toughest decision to make, according to CNN. Pence said that the vice president and First Lady Barbara Bush, along with officials from the Eisenhower executive mansion, visited Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday morning at the Supreme Court to “try to comfort her family.” The court decided on Thursday to set a new date in Ginsburg’s term for the court to hear a case about the legality of the Medicare Part D drug drug benefit it created earlier this year.
Original Post, Sept. 18, 9:32 a.m. ET: The legal battle between Sen. Jeff Sessions and Attorney General Jeff Presgrel, who is alleged to have lied to Congress about the FBI obtaining a FISA warrant to monitor communications between President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser and Russia in 2016, is heating up. Under President Trump, the FBI took possession of the communications of Carter Page, a candidate who also has ties to Russian interests, and FBI agents are now investigating whether Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, discussed with Russian officials.
In a post on Breitbart, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon railed against Sessions and Trump administration’s investigation of alleged collusion with Russia, writing: “This exposes the ruse that @FBI agents acted with reckless disregard for the law – but who cares? The real proof will come in whether Democrats are indicting President Trump and #TeamTrump‘s stolen victory.”