McConnell nixes Democrats’ request for Federal Bureau of Investigation briefing on Kavanaugh probe

Lydia FlemingOct 04, 2018

Two moderate Republicans who could be pivotal in determining whether the Senate confirms U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday for mocking a woman who has accused the judge of sexual assault.

The FBI has so far interviewed at least four key witnesses in its investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college. "'I don't remember, '" Trump said, imitating a back-and-forth with Ford.

In a separate remarks, the president's son Donald Trump Jr said he was more anxious for his sons than his daughters in the current climate which they see being tilted against men.

She said Mr Trump was "pointing out factual inconsistencies".

"It's a damn sad situation", Trump told the roaring crowd on Tuesday, after chants of "We want Kavanaugh!"

But, he added, numerous other accusations endangering Kavanaugh's nomination amounted to "college kids acting like many college kids".

Democrats expressed concern on Sunday about reported efforts to stymie the probe, which comes after the Judiciary Committee approved Mr Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday before it goes to the full Senate for a final vote.

Senators have been awaiting completion of the report since last week, when a handful of wavering GOP senators pressured a reluctant President Donald Trump and GOP leaders to ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation to renew its background check of the 53-year-old conservative jurist. Also a Kavanaugh friend she says was in the room.

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"I don't like what the President said last night, I'm the first person to say I want to hear from Dr. Ford, I thought she was handled respectfully", Graham said.

The investigation is set to last one week as part of a bipartisan agreement reached by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

FBI investigators had not reached out to a third woman who said she witnessed Kavanaugh engage in "inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s", her attorney, Michael Avenatti, wrote on Twitter early Sunday morning. 'I don't know. I don't know. "I wish he hadn't had done it", Flake told NBC's Savannah Guthrie on "Today", adding, "It's kind of appalling".

Keyser, a longtime friend of Ford's, was present at the small party where Ford was attacked, according to Ford's testimony before the Judiciary Committee.

This raises the possibility of conservatives rallying around the Kavanaugh confirmation fight and cutting into the enthusiasm advantage among Democratic women, many of whom who were politically activated when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Ramirez has said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they both attended Yale University. Mitch McConnell, saying lawmakers should have a chance to digest and talk about the report before they have to decide on the judge's fate. "I think it is absolutely disgraceful what they've done and exploited this process".

But the White House said Wednesday it was up to the GOP-controlled Senate.

Democrats have requested copies of all the FBI's witness interviews, and the names of any who decline to co-operate.

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