McConnell claims Democrats are aiming ‘mud and muck’ at Trump nomination Kavanaugh

03 October, 2018, 01:34 | Author: Essie Rivera
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However, the senators face much more pressure from the left to oppose Kavanaugh in light of the sexual assault allegations against him.

Barbara Van Gelder, Judge's lawyer, confirmed the interview had been completed but declined to say exactly when it ended or what Judge was asked.

Kavanaugh has denied claims of sexual misconduct by three different women.

As the FBI completed interviews with four people as part of its one-week investigation into the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh, Mr Flake said he was anxious about the conservative federal appeals court judge's performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday. ABC News reported that the agency finished its interview with Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge, who Ford identified as a witness to the assault.

The classmate, Kerry Berchem, prepared a memo about the text messages and attempted to submit them to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27 following Kavanaugh's testimony and that of Christine Blasey Ford, according to NBC News, which obtained a copy of the memo.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who sought a week-long delay in a full Senate vote, said Tuesday that he is pushing the White House for "a fulsome investigation" of the allegations against Kavanaugh.

Mr Kavanaugh denies the allegations against him.

Concerns: Murkowski has been closely guarded about her opinions on Kavanaugh, but as one of the few Republican senators who supports abortion rights, how the judge might rule on abortion access and the future of the Affordable Care Act have been key issues for her.

In speaking to FBI agents, Deborah Ramirez detailed her allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s when they were students at Yale University, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to publicly discuss details of a confidential investigation.

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All three told investigators that they had no recollection of the evening in question, the committee said. Mr Grassley turned down Ms Ford's request that only senators, not lawyers, be allowed to ask questions.

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"Brett was getting tapped in and he was incredibly drunk, in a ridiculous outfit and had to come up to me and sing a silly song", she said. Trump has likewise denied the allegations made against him. President Donald Trump won their states by a wide margin in 2016, and all three of those senators voted to confirm his previous Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

President Trump stands firmly with the accused.

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"Wow! Just starting to hear the Democrats, who are only thinking Obstruct and Delay, are starting to put out the word that the "time" and "scope" of Federal Bureau of Investigation looking into Judge Kavanaugh and witnesses is not enough", the president tweeted. During the hearing, Kavanaugh acknowledged sometimes drinking too many beers in high school but said he did not have a problem with alcohol and never forgot his behavior.

"Accusing Democrats of needlessly delaying a Supreme Court nomination is galling, is hypocritical, coming from a leader who delayed the nomination of a Supreme Court justice for over 300 days until his party had a chance to win the White House", Schumer said.

The most senior Democrat on the Senate's Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein, has sent a letter urging the White House to release the written directive sent by President Trump to the FBI launching the investigation. But I want a process that we can be proud of.

But the president also said Senate Republicans are determining the parameters of the investigation and "ultimately, they're making the judgment". "This is a very, very - this is a very hard time".

In comments aired on Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes", Flake said Kavanaugh's nomination would end if the FBI investigation found the nominee had lied in his Senate testimony.

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