Federal Bureau of Investigation has reached out to Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez

Federal Bureau of Investigation has reached out to Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez

"The Senate Judiciary Committee needs to slow down and postpone its vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until the FBI can investigate accusations of sexual misconduct leveled against him by three women", Dershowitz, a former Harvard law professor, wrote.

"I thought that Brett's testimony, likewise was really something that I hadn't seen before", said Trump, who has continued to support Kavanaugh's nomination despite a number of women accusing the judge of sexual misconduct. "As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week", Trump said in a statement released by the White House. "I've done everything they have requested and will continue to cooperate", he said in a statement carried by the White House.

Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, did propose a delay of up to a week to allow the FBI to investigate allegations against Kavanaugh before the full Senate votes on the nomination. Ford said she was "100 percent sure" that it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her at a party when they were teenagers.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee made an explosive charge ahead of Thursday's hearing: that two men came forward to claim may have been the subjects of Blasey's story. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who asked for a delay of up to a week before the full Senate decides the judge's fate. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and her staff knew about them even as Feinstein herself failed to bring them up in her meetings with Kavanaugh.

"I wanted to support" Kavanaugh, Flake told reporters later.

Perhaps. The FBI has wide discretion in determining the scope of the investigation. "It was interesting to hear commentaries that they were both so similar in their emotional impact", Mendler said. His was "volcanic", as he not only unequivocally denied the allegations, but also decried an "orchestrated political hit" to ruin his reputation. But while King expressed empathy for Ford, she also said she's concerned about the timing of Ford's allegations, which surfaced publicly only after Kavanaugh - already a federal judge - was nominated to the Supreme Court.

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Mark Judge, who Ford says was in the room with Kavanaugh when he pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth while trying to remove her clothes, has also denied the incident took place.

The one week delay is to enable the FBI to investigate Ford's allegations.

He added that Trump "is invested in Judge Kavanaugh's success and as a result, he is talking about it". While witnesses in a criminal case can be subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, witnesses to a background investigation don't face a similar law enforcement tool to get them to talk.

Mace said that she viewed the testimony as an "at all costs" effort by Democrats to win back control in Congress and possibly hold the seat open until a future Democratic president can fill it.

Referring to his testimony at the Thursday hearing, he stressed that he was transparent and answered questions "about every topic the Senators and their counsel asked me".

Ms. Mitchell asked if any one has come forward to say "Hey, I was at that party too."?

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