National Headlines 10-1-18

How Trump’s son-in-law helped a $1.2 trillion trade zone stay intact (Reuters)

McConnell: Senate will hold Kavanaugh vote ‘this week’ (The Hill)

Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick Backtracks on Some Claims in Extensive NBC News Interview (Mediaite)

Jeff Flake: Delayed Kavanaugh confirmation is because I can’t get re-elected (Arizona Republic)

Biden Is Preparing for 2020. Can He Overcome the Hill-Thomas Hearings? (New York Times)

Look who was behind the Jeff Flake elevator setup (New York Post)

Report: Lawyer Says Abuse Allegation Against Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison Is ‘Unsubstantiated’ (Daily Beast)

GOP turns to Trump to rescue Tennessee Senate seat (Politico)

McCaskill challenger calls for special counsel to investigate Feinstein’s handling of Kavanaugh allegations (The Hill)

Donald Trump Hints He’s Got Dirt On Dem Senator On Committee Considering Brett Kavanaugh’s Future (Deadline)

‘I am ashamed’: Beto apologizes for ‘demeaning comments about women’ (Politico)