This time, 'Lock her up!' chant directed at Feinstein first, then Clinton
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The "Lock her up!" chant reserved for Hillary Clinton at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies during the 2016 presidential campaign was aimed at a new target Tuesday: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California.
Before a crowd in Council Bluffs, Iowa, President Trump accused Feinstein of leaking a letter in which Christine Blasey Ford wrote that now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had engaged in sexual misconduct three decades ago.
“How about Senator Feinstein. That’s another beauty,” said Trump, who was in Iowa campaigning for Republican candidates ahead of next month's midterm elections.
Seconds later, the president's supporters started the familiar “Lock her up!” chant.
“And I think they’re talking about Feinstein, can you believe that?” Trump said. “Now was that the worst body language. In other words, did she leak it? A hundred percent. No, I don’t want to get sued, 99 percent. See now, I can’t get ... Now I can’t get sued.”
Trump also took shots at other prominent Democrats, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.
“Dr. Blasey Ford knows I kept her confidence, she and her lawyers said so repeatedly. Republican senators admit it. Even the reporter who broke the story said it wasn’t me or my staff," Feinstein continued.
At Tuesday’s rally, Trump quickly moved on from Feinstein to Clinton, who also drew a “Lock her up!” chant when Trump brought up a previous trade deal with South Korea, which he called a "Hillary Clinton deal."
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October 10, 2018
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eared on "The View" Tuesday to discuss how she dealt with criticism of her father and her role in his 2016 campaign. </p><p> Charlotte Pence said "one of the coolest things" she did on the campaign trail was help her father prepare for the vice presidential debate in October 2016 -- specifically how he "framed his arguments about the pro-life issue." </p><p> "He was talking about a lot of policy points and legislation -- and I remember just telling him to speak from the heart and to really show the compassion that I know he has for both sides of that issue," she said. "I think that he did that in a really effective way." </p><p> Charlotte Pence said that she was taught to embrace criticism by her father. </p><p> "Whenever we see protesters at events, he says, 'That's what freedom looks like,'" she said Tuesday. </p><p> “It's hard to see negative things said about someone that you love, but as an American, it makes me really proud that the system is working the way that it's supposed to work,” Charlotte Pence said. “That's all part of the public life.” </p><p> They were met with boos and then an unscripted speech by star Brandon Victor Dixon. </p><p> "We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir," Dixon said at the time. </p><p> Charlotte Pence said that she was "not really expecting that kind of response from the cast," though she said her father was not upset. </p><p> She said she has a passion for "storytelling and the arts." </p><p> "They are a great way to start the conversation, and important conversations," she said. </p><p> Charlotte Pence also shared how she felt about "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's spoof on her book "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President.” </p><p> Karen Pence, her mother and the book's illustrator, donated a painting used in the family's book to Tracy’s Kids, which benefits young cancer patients. </p><p> In March, Oliver released a parody tome titled “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" with all profits donated to LGBTQ advocacy groups The Trevor Project and AIDS United. </p><p> “I saw it as a net positive thing,” she said Tuesday. “I actually ended up buying John Oliver’s book as well. ... I was surprised by it, but at the end of the day, I mean, we have two books about my bunny giving money to charity. It's not a negative thing in my mind.” </p><p> That information -- which became known as the “Mike Pence Rule” -- quickly made headlines and was met with polarized responses. </p><p> When asked about the report, Charlotte Pence told “The View” Tuesday that she’d like to “emulate” her parents’ relationship one day. </p><p> "[My parents] have this strong marriage that really worked for them. ... My dad always put my mom first no matter what,” she said. </p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>“It is absolutely not compassionate to let people live on this street,” Cox told reporters. “This is 21st century California. This is not Bangladesh.” </p><p>Cox, who is running against his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, said he would tackle the problem by funding housing and addiction programs with a combination of public and private funds, The Times reported. </p><p>"Gavin was mayor (of San Francisco) for eight years. He didn't solve the homeless problem here at all. And it's gotten worse," Cox said during an Oct. 8 radio debate with Newsom.</p><p>Newsom in turn, has criticized Cox for being too vague on how he would address the issue. </p><p>Cox’s skid row tour coincided with Newsom’s visit to Los Angeles on Tuesday to promote a proposal for a state-run volunteer program to help cover education costs, The Times reported. </p><p>When asked about his GOP rival’s tour, Newsom criticized Cox for not supporting the Affordable Care Act, and accused him of pushing policies that “would hurt the same people he claims to help.” </p><p>Both candidates for California governor will face up in the November midterm election. </p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>Many Democratic congressional candidates say they will not support Pelosi as House leader; Larry Sabato shares insight.</p><p>House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday her party will take the control of the House in the upcoming midterm elections.</p><p>The California Democrat, who will almost without a doubt become the speaker of the chamber if Democrats win the election, said she doesn’t mind her fellow Democrats campaigning in part by opposing her.</p><p>“Do whatever you have to do, just win, baby,” she told the audience at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.</p><p>"Do whatever you have to do, just win, baby."</p><p>The GOP has long tried to paint Pelosi as the flag-bearer of the party and such efforts have escalated in recent months amid the final stretch of the midterm elections.</p><p>The strategy to tie the minority speaker to other Democrats was tried last year, when Republicans depicted Jon Ossoff, a Democrat who eventually lost the special election in Georgia’s highly-contested 6th House district, as someone who would get to Congress only to follow Pelosi’s command. GOP strategists claim the accusation ultimately won the race for the Republicans.</p><p>But even within the party, Pelosi is facing tough opposition. In addition to multiple Congressional candidates coming out to oppose her bid for speaker, a rebel group of Democrats in the U.S. House pushed a petition to change the party rules for electing their speaker and effectively stop Pelosi’s chances</p><p>Pelosi listed the legislative priorities after the election, including working on a healthcare reform, pushing for a national infrastructure plan and changing campaign finance laws.</p><p>She also promised to work with President Trump and other Republicans on issues like infrastructure, which both parties could get behind.</p><p>But Pelosi will also be a foe of the White House, though she came up short of calling for his impeachment. “I think an impeachment, to use that word, is very divisive,” she said. “That isn’t a path that I would like to go down.”</p><p>But as the supposed leader of House Democrats, Pelosi will work to ensure documentation from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is preserved.</p><p>She also said she wants to know what instructions investigators may have received from Trump concerning the scope of the FBI probe into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>President Trump's lawyers have not yet reached a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team to submit written answers to questions on Russian meddling and possible collusion</p><p>The outlet, citing two anonymous U.S. officials, reported that Mueller is finalizing the conclusions related to the questions on whether President Trump’s campaign cooperated with Russia and whether he took any actions that could constitute obstruction of justice.</p><p>The Justice Department did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News.</p><p>It’s possible that Mueller’s finding won’t be made public if he doesn’t secure unsealed indictments, according to Bloomberg. The findings will be provided to his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.</p><p>The Mueller team is currently facing increased scrutiny from both sides, with calls to either shut down the investigation or produce more indictments.</p><p>Rosenstein reportedly indicated he wants to end the probe as soon as possible, while president Trump is a frequent critic of the investigation, calling it a “witch hunt.”</p><p>Many speculate that if the probe continues any longer it may only lead to Trump shutting the investigation down himself.</p><p>Trump has recently floated the idea of replacing both Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, two men who hold positions that can influence the Mueller probe.</p><p>The president hasn’t yet spoken with Mueller concerning the potential collusion Russia. The Mueller team reportedly submitted written questions to the president, but the negotiations are still ongoing.</p><p>But it appears that the delivery of the findings won’t be the end of Mueller and the probe will continue in some form, according to Bloomberg.</p><p>The Mueller team is yet to finish the dealings with Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. He will be sentenced on Dec. 18.</p><p>Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, who pleaded guilty to tax evasion, violations of campaign finance laws and bank fraud, reportedly spoke with the Mueller team concerning Trump and his business dealings in Russia.</p><p>Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, has also struck a plea deal that includes cooperation with Mueller amid his conviction of bank fraud and false tax returns, among other charges.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
ciated Press, as he equated Saudi Arabia’s apparent complicity in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi with the allegations that surfaced against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. </p><p> It means, again, that Trump is fighting on terrain that he — and maybe, ultimately, he alone — is comfortable occupying. </p><p> Trump doesn’t seem to pay a political price for excusing inexcusable behavior, or going to the gutter more generally. So far in his political career, there’s no one that can be said of other than Trump. </p><p> It all may mark just more noise 20 days out from the midterms. But it’s a campaign-season reminder that when Trump goes low … he can always go lower. </p><p> Election Day is actually more like "Election Month." </p><p> As of today, the first day of early voting in Tennessee and North Carolina, voters can cast ballots in 20 states through early voting programs. </p><p> In four of those states, voters need to provide specific reasons for why they cannot vote on Election Day. In the rest, people can show up or mail in their ballots. </p><p> Yes, it is so confusing that states all have their own rules, and the disparity in rules in the different states are shocking. </p><p> Still, according to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, an independent, bipartisan, government group, 41 percent of all votes nationwide were cast before Election Day in 2016. </p><p> The total number of voters who have cast their ballots outside of an in-person voting booth on Election Day has more than doubled since 2004. </p><p> In 2016, more than 50 percent of voters cast early, by mail, or via absentee ballots in 16 states. </p><p> All of this early voting matters a whole lot and could change the impact of campaigning and ads on the final day. </p><p> Sen. Dianne Feinstein, whose decision to seek a sixth term rankled some in the Democratic Party urging generational change, will face off Wednesday against California state Sen. Kevin de León in the only debate of the unusual match-up. </p><p> But de León has struggled to find traction, even in ultra-blue California, which often finds itself at the spearhead of the Trump resistance on issues like climate change and immigration. </p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>On Tuesday, Trish Regan presents an exclusive interview with President Trump; discussing the midterm election, economic growth.</p><p>President Trump said on Tuesday that Michael Bloomberg is unlikely to be his 2020 presidential opponent because the Democrats “will eat him up” during the primaries.</p><p>“I think the Democrats will eat him up,” Trump said during the interview with Fox Business’ Trish Regan. “You know, you have a lot of people running. I’m hearing names that are shockingly bad, but they’re nasty.”</p><p>Bloomberg, a former Republican and an Independent, has been rumored to run for president. He registered as a Democrat and said he will “take a look” whether he’ll run in 2020.</p><p>The former New York mayor is currently showering Democratic candidates and groups with money in a bid to elect more Democrats to U.S. House and Senate. </p><p>He is gearing up to spend $100 million in the final stretch of the midterm elections in addition to the $20 million donation to the Senate Majority PAC, a group backed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.</p><p>“I think he’d be easy,” Trump said of his chances in the event Bloomberg manages to win the Democratic primary. But Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, disagrees and sees Bloomberg as the biggest threat to his reelection bid.</p><p>":If I were a Democrat strategist … and somebody said to me ‘who do you want to be the Democrat nominee for president of the United States?’ there’s only one name I would choose … and his name is Michael Bloomberg."</p><p>He said Bloomberg the “only one” who may have a chance with Trump because he’s also a job creator and isn’t involved with the Washington politics too much.</p><p>“Mike Bloomberg created tens of thousands of jobs over the course of his lifetime,” Lewandowski said. “That is a story the American people like and he’s an outsider. I think it would be a very competitive race.”</p><p>Trump reiterated  that he’s “100 percent” running for reelection in 2020 and slammed another rumored candidate, adult-film actress Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti.</p><p>“Oh, I don’t think he’s a serious person,” Trump said about Avenatti.</p><p>Trump has reportedly raised over $100 million towards his 2020 reelection campaign. </p><p>With months left into his second year, Trump is the only president dating back to at least Ronald Reagan to have raised any funds for his own campaign committee, according to the Campaign Finance Institute.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
five years of his gallantry. But as time passed, and even though Canley had received other high honors, his fellow Marines, remembering how he risked his life repeatedly to rescue his wounded comrades, thought he deserved more, and campaigned for his case to be reviewed. </p><p> Now, because of that effort, Canley will be making history: he will become the 300th Marine to receive the nation's highest award for valor. </p><p> On January 31, 1968, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army launched the Tet Offensive, a series of surprise attacks to seize cities and towns throughout South Vietnam, including Hue. What followed in Hue was an almost month-long battle by U.S. and South Vietnamese forces to retake the city in fierce urban combat. </p><p> On the first day of the battle, then-Gunnery Sergeant Canley assumed command of Company A, First Battalion, First Marines after the captain in command was severely wounded in the early fighting. </p><p> Canley led his company's men through intense fighting over the course of the next week fending off multiple enemy attacks. </p><p> At the time, Canley's company was moving along a highway toward Hue City to help push relieve friendly forces surrounded in the surprise attack on the city. Over the course of the next week, the company would see heavy combat and take a high number of casualties. </p><p>Sgt. Maj. John Canley will become the 300th Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor. </p><p> "On several occasions, despite his own wounds, he rushed across the fire-swept terrain to carry wounded Marines to safety," reads a White House narrative of Canley's Medal of Honor award. </p><p> According to that narrative, Canley led his unit in attacks against multiple enemy-fortified positions "while exposing himself to enemy fire to carry wounded Marines to safety." </p><p> On Feb. 4, Canley led his company in taking over an enemy occupied building, personally dropping a large explosive charge that led to heavy Viet Cong casualties and led the remainder to flee the building. </p><p> Two days later, he led a successful attack to retake a hospital compound from Viet Cong fighters. During that effort he exposed himself to direct enemy fire as he twice scaled a wall to aid wounded Marines and carry them to safety. </p><p> Fifty years later, a humble Canley downplays the heroism and leadership he displayed during that week of fierce fighting. </p><p> "It's about taking care of subordinates," Canley said in a Marine Corps video interview. "As a leader, as long as subordinate unit leaders take care of their people, you don't really have to worry about the mission." </p><p> "I think if a Marine comes to you with a problem, you must do whatever within your power to alleviate that problem," he added. </p><p> For his heroism in Hue, in 1970, Canley was awarded the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. The Navy Cross is the second highest award for valor that a Marine or Sailor can receive. </p><p> But his fellow Marines in Alpha Company led an effort to have his actions reviewed to see if they merited the Medal of Honor. </p><p> After a review lasting nearly four years, Defense Secretary James Mattis agreed that Canley's heroism merited the Medal of Honor. </p><p> Rep. Julia Brownley, who represents Canley's congressional district in Oxnard, California, sponsored legislation that would waive the five-year time limit on presenting the award. </p><p> Canley retired from the Marine Corps in 1981 after serving 28 years as a Marine. </p><p> Today, Canley is in remarkable physical condition considering he's 80 years old. </p><p> A recent video provided by the Marine Corps shows him holding his own while working out with young Marines nearly a quarter of his age. </p><p> "I think physical training is something you should put on the top of your list, whether you're a Marine or a civilian," said Canley. " All I can say is keep it up, I think it'll pay dividends."</p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>'MediaBuzz' host Howard Kurtz weighs in on how Democratic distractions may be hurting the party in the midterms.</p><p>With three weeks to go in what should be a strong midterm election for them, here's what the Democrats don't need:</p><p>Hillary Clinton justifying her husband's sexual affair with a White House intern because she was over 21.</p><p>Elizabeth Warren doing a DNA test that shows she has a minuscule fraction of Native American ancestry and getting denounced by the Cherokee Nation.</p><p>Heidi Heitkamp having to apologize for putting out a letter naming sexual assault victims without their permission.</p><p>These are, to put it mildly, all self-inflicted wounds.</p><p>The plain fact is that there's only so much media oxygen out there in an election that Donald Trump has clearly nationalized. When one of the name-brand Democrats steps in it, the media pile on, and that means the party's message is obscured — especially important with less than three weeks until the election.</p><p>Of course, some GOP candidates have screwed up as well. And Trump drew enormous criticism yesterday for tweeting, after a federal judge tossed Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against him, "Great. Now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer," White House wannabe Michael Avenatti.</p><p>This of course reminded Trump critics of a series of comments about women's faces, and why go there after winning the lawsuit? While it created a media storm, voters have already made up their minds about the president's penchant for personal insults. And he's got the huge megaphone, which he is using, on many other issues.</p><p>That's not true of the Democrats, who seem to lack a unified message other than Trump is awful so we should take over the House. It's always a challenge for a minority party without a national leader and in this case, a zillion people positioning themselves to run in 2020. But that underscores why these ancillary controversies are a wasted opportunity.</p><p>Clinton drew flak for her comments about Monica Lewinsky in a "CBS Sunday Morning" interview. She said, not surprisingly, that her husband should not have resigned two decades ago, when he was being impeached, and that she's only responsible for her own behavior.</p><p>But when correspondent Tony Dokoupil said Bill couldn't possibly have had a consensual relationship with Lewinsky because of the huge power imbalance, Hillary retreated to saying "she was an adult." That angered many in the #Me-Too movement and made her sound tone-deaf.</p><p>Come on. Lewinsky was a very young woman in an extramarital relationship with the most powerful man on the planet. You might think, after all this time, that Clinton would have crafted a better answer.</p><p>Warren, obviously stung by Trump's "Pocahontas" attacks, completely botched her rollout of DNA evidence purporting to show she did have a distant Native American ancestor. All you need to know is that the Cherokee Nation's secretary of state said:</p><p>"It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."</p><p>How could she not have sounded out the group first?</p><p>The Boston Globe has issued two corrections on the story. The first one said that under the test Warren "would be 1/1024 Native American, not 1/512."</p><p>The second said that the senator had "misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 6th to 10th-generation relative." Ouch.</p><p>I understand that Warren wanted to put the Native American controversy behind her and send a clear smoke signal that she's running for president. But while the ensuing back and forth with Trump might help her, it does nothing for her fellow Democrats who are up in November.</p><p>One of those is Heitkamp, who is running about 10 points behind Republican Kevin Cramer in the North Dakota Senate race. She made an extraordinary blunder in issuing an open letter to him that was published in several newspapers.</p><p>That letter named some sexual assault survivors who say they are not victims of assault, and others, expressing their outrage on Facebook, who say they never gave permission to be publicly identified.</p><p>The senator said in a statement: "I deeply regret this mistake and we are in the process of issuing a retraction, personally apologizing to each of the people impacted by this and taking the necessary steps to ensure this never happens again."</p><p>That was political malpractice by Heitkamp's campaign that obviously hurts her candidacy, but also achieved story-of-the-day status that drew attention from other Democrats.</p><p>None of these mistakes was dreamed up by a hostile conservative media, and have actually drawn sharp criticism from liberal pundits. Together they amount to an unintended gift to the GOP.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>Republican lawmaker from South Carolina rips the crown prince as a 'wrecking ball.'&nbsp;</p><p>Sen. Lindsey Graham, S.C., on Tuesday said his comments about the possibility of having Iranian ancestry being “terrible,” was a joke meant for the Ayatollah, not the Iranian people. </p><p>During an earlier appearance on 'Fox & Friends,' Graham was talking about genetic testing and said: “I’ll probably be Iranian. That would be, like, terrible.” </p><p>Graham’s off-the-cuff remark drew widespread criticism. In a statement, National Iranian American Council President Jamal Abdi accused Graham of bigotry. </p><p>“If you dread the notion of Iranian ancestry and believe all Iranians are liars, you are hopelessly bigoted and unfit to serve in the U.S. Senate where votes affect tens of millions of Iranians and millions more of Iranian ancestry in the diaspora,” Abdi said. </p><p>[I]f you know anything about me, you’re an Iranian dissident, I’m on your side.</p><p>Appearing on ‘Fox News @ Night,’ Graham attempted to clarify that his comments were meant to be a joke about the prospect of being related to the Ayatollah and insisted he has nothing but respect for the Iranian people, calling them “brave” and “cultured.” </p><p>“Well if you know anything about me, name one person who’s been a bigger defender of the Iranian people to fight back against their oppressor,” he said.</p><p>Graham criticized his liberal colleagues of hypocrisy, alluding to a nuclear deal that was negotiated by former President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry with Iran and the European Union, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany in June 2015. </p><p>“To my liberal friends who are offended by my statement, (at) least I didn’t vote for an agreement that gave $150 billion to the man who kills Iranians in the street because they’re demanding freedom and a fair election,” Graham said. </p><p>He said he has “nothing but contempt for the Ayatollah and his murderous regime.” </p><p>“[I]f you know anything about me, you’re an Iranian dissident, I’m on your side,” Graham said. </p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>Minnesota Democrats wrap up investigation into abuse allegations against Keith Ellison</p><p>A Minnesota appeals court on Tuesday ruled against Rep. Keith Ellison and his ex-wife's attempt to delay the release of their divorce records to allow them a chance to redact 'confidential information.'</p><p>Kim Ellison, his ex-wife, told reporters on Tuesday that it was her hope to keep the divorce record away from public scrutiny due to her medical records. The file reportedly touches on her depression and a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. She said there was never "any abuse of any kind in our relationship."</p><p>The focus on Ellison's divorce began after Karen Monahan alleged that he tried to drag her off a bed by her feet in 2016. She said she had video of the incident, which she has refused to provide.</p><p>Ellison has denied all the allegations and allowed the party to review Monahan’s allegations. The state Democratic Party hired Democratic Party-affiliated lawyer Susan Ellingstad whose draft report cleared him of wrongdoing.</p><p>The Minneapolis Star Tribune and conservative news site Alpha News sued to unseal the divorce record, arguing it's a matter of public interest as he vies for the state's top law enforcement position.</p><p>His wife accused the outlets of using their "personal tragedy for personal gain or political gain or to boost circulation."</p><p>"It’s not fair that my life's work should be reduced to the two years that I suffered a mental illness," Kim Ellison, a teacher, said. </p><p>The poll also found that 40 percent surveyed voters said the domestic abuse allegations “are a factor” in whether to vote for the Democrat. Another poll shows the congressman leading by five points.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>