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How The FBI Will Investigate The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

How The FBI Will Investigate The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

Not so, argued Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, contending the Democrats are simply looking to "move the goalposts" to prevent Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Two more women have also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, but he has denied all the allegations.

Two other women have also come forward: Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale at the same time as Mr Kavanaugh, says he exposed his genitals to her during a college drinking game. Rasor says that Judge told her about an episode where he and his friends "took turns" having sex with a drunk woman, an act that seems to mirror Kavanaugh's third accuser, Julie Swetnick's, allegation.

Jay Gonzalez, the Democratic nominee for governor, said that if Senate Republicans vote to confirm Kavanaugh, they are complicit in "enabling sexual assault to happen".

Mr. Trump ordered the FBI investigation after Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting him when they were in high school, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Charles "Chad" Ludington, who said he was a friend of Kavanaugh's at Yale University and now teaches at North Carolina State University, called Kavanaugh "a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker". "Long before I got to office, you've been doing it", he said. "But about half of voters say Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the target of a smear campaign", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the QU poll.

Mr Ludington added that while youthful drinking should not condemn someone for life, he had nevertheless been concerned about Mr Kavanaugh's statements under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The White House did not have any immediate reaction on behalf of itself or Kavanaugh but directed CNN to comments made by Chris Dudley, a friend of Kavanaugh's and a former National Basketball Association player. This is. a Senate process. "And we're letting the Senate continue to dictate what the terms look like". "The FBI is not tasked to do that". She said Judge and Kavanaugh were both drunk at the time. "I think he's going to be fine".

Trump is pushing back on reports that the White House has tried to limit the scope of the investigation, telling reporters at the White House Monday that "the FBI should do what they have to do to get to the answer" and "interview anybody that they want within reason". In a letter Sunday, she also asked for updates on any expansion of the original directive.

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Kavanaugh has demonstrated he lacks the moral fitness we should demand of anyone who aims to sit on our nation's highest court". Bill Nelson of Florida, Joe Donnelly of IN and Jon Tester of Montana all said they would vote no.

Trump said he wants the FBI to do a comprehensive investigation.

The FBI is engaging in a weeklong probe into the claims against Kavanaugh.

Collins and Flake spoke throughout the weekend.

"The investigation is a farce and is being run by Donald Trump", Avenatti said. John Cornyn, R-Texas, listen during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, September 27, 2018. Jeff Flake told hundreds of young people at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, said McConnell's spokesman Don Stewart.

The prosecutor said Ford has offered inconsistent accounts and has "struggled to recall important recent events relating to her allegations", which "raises further questions about her memory".

Heitkamp, meanwhile, noted that Trump himself called for a "broader" FBI investigation into the allegations. Stewart said the investigation's scope "was set" by the three GOP senators Friday and "has not changed".

President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday night to insist that he hadn't limited the FBI investigation.

Trump insisted on Twitter that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had "free rein" to pursue the matter as it saw fit.

But in a separate appearance on "Fox News Sunday", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was unaware of a specific witness list from the White House.