Brett Kavanaugh: FBI contacts second woman


Indeed, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not tasked with drawing conclusions, but, Comey wrote, "their granular factual presentation will spotlight the areas of conflict and allow decision makers to reach their own conclusions".

The delay in a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to accommodate the new examination was forced Friday by Republican senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

In the committee deliberations, Sen.

Mr Kavanaugh would not answer directly when he was asked on Thursday if he would agree to an FBI investigation, but said he would do whatever the Judiciary Committee wanted. "Unfortunately, that's part of the "search and destroy" process that, frankly, I think is an embarrassment to the Senate". "And that should be the scope of it", Graham said.

A source briefed on the matter said the White House gave the limited scope of the investigation to the FBI based on what the Senate asked. He also admitted in this letter to being a recovering alcoholic and cancer survivor.

Senate Republicans ultimately drafted the witness list and shared it with the White House, according to The Times, and they did not consult their Democratic colleagues when putting it together.

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He was later confirmed by the full Senate.

Collins and Flake spoke throughout the weekend. When investigators have completed their work, anything they've discovered will be turned over to the White House as an update to Kavanaugh's background check file. Judge noted this in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to Ford's testimony. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, said McConnell's spokesman Don Stewart.

Ford has alleged Judge was present in the room with her and Kavanaugh when the nominee allegedly assaulted her. Judge has said he has no memory of the assault Ford described and does not recall the party, and Smyth and Keyser have also said they don't remember the party.

Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) charged Sunday that Sen.

McConnell's office declined to discuss the leader's calls with the president, but spokeswoman Antonia Ferrier said the two "speak regularly and have had good conversations".

Senate Judiciary Committee members (L-R) Sen.

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Trump ordered the new probe into Kavanaugh Friday at the request of the committee. "They have free rein to do whatever they have to do". "We have to allow them to go ahead". "When and if we do, we will promptly disclose to them all information and witnesses in our possession", Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for Swetnick, said on Saturday on Twitter.

Amid the new probe, Trump has maintained his support for Kavanaugh, saying that "hopefully at the conclusion, everything will be fine". Actually, I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion.

Since then, a third woman - Julie Swetnick - has claimed that the SCOTUS nominee would drink to excess and "engage in abusive behavior", toward teenage girls while he was in high school.

"Though Kavanaugh denied during his hearing that he had ever drank to the point of blacking out, several of his old Yale classmates have accused Kavanaugh of lying during the hearing, telling news outlets they recall him drinking heavily". Kavanaugh has called her accusations a "joke".

Judge said in a statement that he categorically denies Swetnick's allegations.

Four in 10 Americans believe sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while three in 10 do not and the rest do not know, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that split largely along party lines. Judge has also denied misconduct allegations.

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