Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Fairfax’s accuser gives detailed account of claims

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/07/19, 12:39 pm

The woman who accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in 2004 went public with her side of the story on Wednesday. Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of politics at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., released a detailed, graphic statement describing the alleged assault at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. She said the incident “began as consensual kissing” but turned into a forced sex act in Fairfax’s hotel room, where the two of them had gone to retrieve documents.

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House committee announces new Trump inquiry

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/07/19, 11:55 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump denounced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for opening a sweeping new investigation Wednesday into Trump’s foreign business dealings and finances. Undeterred from the president’s warning to Congress during his State of the Union address Tuesday to nix “ridiculous partisan investigations,” Schiff announced the new probe the next day. It will focus on the extent of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.

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Trump reiterates pro-life stance at prayer breakfast

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/07/19, 11:27 am

WASHINGTON—In his address to the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump declared his commitment to religious freedom and the pro-life cause. “I will never let you down,” the president declared to an audience of about 3,500 at the Washington Hilton hotel. He said his administration is committed to protecting international religious freedom and halting religious persecution.

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