After truly Herculean pressure and the threat of defection from Republican senators, President Donald Trump finally agreed on Friday to reopen the background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid mutiple allegations of sexual assault.
Speaking on the issue of the scope of the FBI's investigation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said White House counsel Don McGahn, who is managing Mr Kavanaugh's nomination, "has allowed the Senate to dictate what these terms look like, and what the scope of the investigation is".
Kavanaugh strongly denies the accusation, but President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have instructed the FBI to investigate it and any other "credible allegations" against him. Actually, I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion. "Whatever that means, according to the senators and the Republicans and the Republican majority, I want them to do that", he said. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). Flake said that the investigation would ease his conscience before he voted to confirm Kavanaugh.
"Supreme Court is the last bastion, the last institution that most Americans have faith in", he said, "If that faith is gone, then Heaven help us". We request your patience as the FBI completes its investigation."Ford said during her testimony at a dramatic Senate hearing last Thursday that Judge was in the bedroom where the alleged assault by Kavanaugh occurred". She told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that California college professor Christine Blasey (BLAH'-zee) Ford's sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh lacks corroboration. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, many of whom were concerned by NBC's report, have named more than two dozen people they'd like the Federal Bureau of Investigation to speak to. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who pushed to initiate the FBI's investigation, during a Monday event in Boston.
Democrats have seized most recently on Mr Kavanaugh's indignant, emotional testimony before the judiciary committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court.
The person familiar with Ms Ramirez's questioning, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she also provided investigators with the names of others who she said could corroborate her account.
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. Although Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he learned of Ramirez's accusation when it was reported in the New Yorker, NBC News reported that his Yale classmates had been contacted by his lawyers and possibly Kavanaugh himself in an attempt to discredit Ramirez before her story came out.
"It does us no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover".
President Trump ordered the FBI to investigate the sexual malfeasance claims against Kavanaugh after Senator Jeff Flake caved to the Democrat's demands because two leftist activist women shrieked at him in an elevator. She said she was able to get away and run into the bathroom after Judge jumped on her and Kavanaugh, knocking them off the bed. "The trauma for a man who has never had any accusations", Trump said.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen. But as of Monday, Kavanaugh lacked the simple majority he needs for confirmation.
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"I was very troubled by the tone of the remarks".
Kavanaugh and Ford appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, where they answered questions about the allegations.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the one-week limit was fine, but "everyone is asking it be done thoroughly and completely within that week".