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President Trump suggested that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking member, leaked a letter from Christine Blasey Ford that accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the 1980s during a press conference on Monday.

Reality check: Ryan Grim, reporter at The Intercept who first broke the story about Ford's allegations, tweeted, "Feinstein's staff did not leak the letter to The Intercept." And Sen. Feinstein has denied these claims herself.

"She should have said, 'Listen, I have a problem. I have this report. I'd like the FBI to look at while we're doing the hearings.' We had two months! No, she didn't do that. She waited until we were closed, but then she probably leaked it, but you know, who am I to say? But she probably leaked it based on her very bad body language the other day."
— President Trump

The big picture: Trump said the same during a campaign rally in West Virginia on Saturday, citing no evidence beyond Feinstein's "body language" during Senate Judiciary's Thursday hearing that she leaked Ford's letter.

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Vice President Mike Pence no longer plans to attend the Senate's final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, following Senate Democrats' rebuke that his symbolic presence would be a "violation of common decency," a Pence aide confirmed to CNN and Politico on Monday.

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U.S. government bonds could breakout further after yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note ticked up to their highest since early June last week.

But, but, but: Strategists say this move is about an improving outlook for economic growth rather than just inflation.