On the roster: Early voting begins, final phase of midterms is here - Time Out: Star wars IRL - Report: Rosenstein suggests he secretly recorded Trump - Senate Republicans agree to some of Ford’s conditions - Dilly, dilly
[Average includes: CNN: 52% Dems - 42% GOP; Quinnipiac University: 52% Dems - 38% GOP; NPR/Marist: 50% Dems - 38% GOP; Grinnell College/Selzer: 45% Dems - 43% GOP; ABC/WaPo: 52% Dems - 38% GOP.]
McCabe drafted memos of Rosenstein considering recording Trump - WaPo: “Memos written by Andrew McCabe, then the acting FBI director, say deputy attorney general Rod J. Rosenstein suggested he secretly record his talks with President Trump, and that Rosenstein discussed possibly trying to remove him from office, according to people familiar with the matter.
Trump agrees to delay release of Russia files, asks IG to review amid DOJ concerns - Fox News: “President Trump agreed Friday to delay the release of key files related to the Russia investigation, asking the inspector general to review the documents on an ‘expedited basis’ amid Justice Department concerns their publication may have a ‘negative impact’ on the probe.
Biden now expressing regret over his handling of Anita Hill allegations - Fox News: “Former Vice President Joe Biden voiced regret Friday over how he handled sexual misconduct allegations brought against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas by Anita Hill more than 25 years ago, amid similar accusations today against Brett Kavanaugh.