Former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s new book has climbed to No. 7 on The New York Times’ list of hardcover nonfiction bestsellers. The book, “The Deep State: How an army of bureaucrats protected Barack Obama and is working to destroy Donald Trump,” debuted on Sept. 18 and is largely drawn on Chaffetz’s time in Congress. In its 223 pages, he demonstrates contempt for federal workers he assails as going against the Founding Fathers’ goal of limited government and trying to undermine elected officials. Chaffetz resigned six months into Trump’s presidency to take a job at Fox News. [NYTimes]

Happy Friday.

Topping the news: Utah survivors of sexual assault and their advocates described a sense of powerlessness and hopelessness in response to the confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, magnified by the possibility that he will be elevated to a position of enormous authority. [Trib]

-> The home addresses and phone numbers of Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee were posted from the House internet network onto Wikipedia on Thursday while they were in the hearing. They have since been taken down. [Trib]

-> Hatch strongly defended Kavanaugh after the hearings but also referred to Ford as an “attractive, good witness." [Trib] [Fox13] [DNews]

Tweets of the day: From @thomaswburr: “Thanks for tuning into Who Can Be More Angry. The next episode starts now.”

-> From @Conservativeind: “NEVER, in my entire voting life as a lifelong Independent, have I EVER voted for a candidate based on party.... until the #KavanaughHearings I WILL be voting Republican ALL down ballot because of the behavior of Democrats.”

-> From @CraigRozniecki: “Dear GOP: This isn’t jury duty. Kavanaugh doesn’t need to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a job interview for an incredibly powerful position. Given the man’s anger, drinking, dishonesty, & sexual improprieties, he doesn’t deserve the job. #KavanaughHearings

Happy Birthday: To state Rep. Elizabeth Weight, blogger JM Bell and Utah politician Scott Howell.

Behind the Headlines: Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, columnist Robert Gehrke and editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories, including the Senate hearings over sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines”at, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast.

In other news: A judge has ruled that the state of Utah has to pay Brewvies Cinema Pub nearly $500,000 in legal fees for violating a law contrary to the First Amendment. [Trib]

-> Rep. Mia Love’s campaign sent an email criticizing Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams for his support of same-sex marriage on Thursday morning. Her campaign insisted the email was sent without Love’s permission and later said they had terminated the contract with the vendor responsible. [Trib]

-> Union Pacific Railroad Company is disputing its property tax bill, claiming that the Utah Tax Association’s assessment was $615 million higher than it should have been. [Trib]

-> Around 20 people rallied outside Hatch’s Utah office on Thursday to protest his “inappropriate” comments about the women who have accused Kavanaugh. [Trib]

-> Hundreds of people were turned away from Anita Hill’s speech at the University of Utah on Wednesday, where the venue was packed more than three hours before the event started. Hill, who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment almost three decades ago, discussed the #MeToo movement and the allegations against Kavanaugh. [Trib] [DNews]

-> Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke says conservatives could have taken advantage of Thursday’s hearing to get to the bottom of Ford’s “devastating” allegations — but they didn’t want to. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley illustrates women’s work at Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing. [Trib]

Nationally: After Thursday’s emotional hearing — where Ford told her story of being sexually assaulted in high school and Kavanaugh vehemently denied it had occurred — a few Republican senators and one Democrat remain swing votes. Their final say on the nomination will go public Friday morning. [NYTimes] [Politico] [CNN] [WSJ]

-> President Donald Trump is drafting up a North American Free Trade Agreement proposal that would not include Canada, leaving Congress uneasy. [NYTimes]

-> Trump announced Thursday that he has postponed his meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week. He said he would “much prefer” to keep Rosenstein, who denied that he had suggested secretly recording the president and attempting to remove him from office via the 25th Amendment. [CNN]

-> A flaw in commonly-used voting machines could make it possible for a malicious hacker to affect the outcomes of elections, cybersecurity experts are warning. [Politico]

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-- Taylor Stevens and Cara MacDonald