White House gives Federal Bureau of Investigation freer rein in Kavanaugh probe
01:33, Oct 3, 2018
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Flake said he may run - either as a Republican or an independent - if no one else does.
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. "That's one of the very, very bad things that's taking place right now".
Because the agency isn't running a criminal investigation, but performing a background check at the request of the White House, it is the White House that defines the inquiry's parameters.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struggled to get through a terminal at a Washington airport on Monday as protesters confronted him, asking if he believed sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. If all Democratic senators vote against Kavanaugh, Republicans - who have a 51-49 edge in the Senate - can only afford to lose one vote to get the judge's confirmation passed. However, Berchem said in her memo that she exchanged texts with another classmate, Karen Yarasavage, also a friend of Kavanaugh, ahead of that publication date.
Donald Trump defended his pick but conceded that the appeals court judge has had a "bit of difficulty" with alcohol.
Christine Blasey Ford, a California college professor, has said Judge was in the room when a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the early 1980s. She had said Monday night that the interview was not completed.
Ramirez said that she hadn't spoken about the incident until now as she too had been drinking that night and did not remember each detail.
A police report obtained by the New York Times shows Kavanaugh was questioned by police following an altercation at a bar when he was a student at Yale University in 1985. Kavanaugh parried a question from Sen.
Ford shared her allegation at an extraordinary congressional hearing last week that also included Kavanaugh's angry and emotional denial.
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the third woman, Julie Swetnick, toldCNN on Monday his client had not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has said that the investigation would be "limited to current credible allegations" - raising questions over exactly what would be investigated given that Kavanaugh faces multiple allegations.
The person familiar with Ramirez's questioning, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said she also provided investigators with the names of others who she said could corroborate her account. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.
"We all saw something about Judge Kavanaugh's temperament and character that day that should disqualify him from serving on the Supreme Court of the United States", Hirono said.
According to the Republican senator, the country will be in trouble "if that faith is gone".
McConnell's combative remarks about Democrats came as Trump and lawmakers await the FBI's reopened background check on the accusations against the 53-year-old jurist.
The White House rebutted these claims with statements from two former Yale classmates of Judge Kavanaugh.
President Donald Trump brushed aside concerns about Brett Kavanaugh's ability to be objective in the wake of his political allegations to senators, saying his Supreme Court nominee will be 'totally impartial'.
Kavanaugh has denied claims of sexual misconduct by three different women - Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick. Kavanaugh has called her accusations a "joke". A lawyer for Judge, who has denied any wrongdoing, declined to say when the interview finished or what Judge was asked.
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The Times also noted that the event appears to have been alluded to by Chad Ludington, one of the nominee's Yale classmates . His friend Chris Dudley then allegedly threw a glass that hit a 21-year-old man in the ear, according to a witness.
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