5 stories you need to know
Friday’s news: Kavanaugh’s accuser negotiates with the Senate Judiciary Committee on a potential testimony hearing. Plus, President Trump prepares for the upcoming midterm elections and U.N. meeting. Also, Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, cooperates with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
“Christine Blasey Ford Opens Negotiations on Testimony Next Week” by the New York Times’s Sheryl Gay Stolberg
“The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault is prepared to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, so long as senators offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” her lawyer told the committee on Thursday.” https://nyti.ms/2xtE3kn
“All summer, congressional GOP leaders have touted their success passing spending bills before the Sept. 30 funding deadline, a rare feat in this partisan age that they’ve even highlighted on the campaign trail.
But President Donald Trump just doesn’t care. He wants his wall, and he wants it yesterday.” https://politi.co/2PQniXo
“Trump Eases Curbs on U.S. Cyberweapons as Election Threat Looms” by Bloomberg’s Alyza Sebenius and Jennifer Jacobs
“President Donald Trump issued an order making it easier for the U.S. to launch cyber attacks, highlighting the potential for a counter-attack if a foreign government is found to try to meddle in congressional elections in November.” https://bloom.bg/2NxbaOj
“Trump to Emphasize ‘Sovereignty’ in U.N. Visit, Haley Says” by The Wall Street Journal’s Farnaz Fassihi and Vivian Salama
“President Trump will address world leaders next Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly with a speech focused on “protecting U.S. sovereignty” and expanding relations with countries that share similar values, according to U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley.” https://on.wsj.com/2OHZVzc
“Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Cooperating with Robert Mueller” by CBS News’s Grace Segers, Jeff Pegues and Paula Reid
“CBS News has confirmed that former Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, has been collaborating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller over the past few weeks. News of Cohen's recent cooperation with the special counsel's investigation was first reported by ABC News.” https://cbsn.ws/2NXOKFo