White House Gives FBI More Freedom in Kavanaugh Probe

White House Gives FBI More Freedom in Kavanaugh Probe

Separately, the Senate Judiciary Committee made public late on Sunday a previously unreleased interview with Kavanaugh from September 26, before a public hearing with Ford, in which he denied all the allegations against him and committee Democrats declined to ask questions, saying they felt the FBI should investigate the allegations.

"Wow! Just starting to hear the Democrats, who are only thinking Obstruct and Delay, are starting to put out the word that the "time" and "scope" of Federal Bureau of Investigation looking into Judge Kavanaugh and witnesses is not enough", the president tweeted.

When asked whether he thought a limited investigation would be enough to satisfy hold out Republican votes, McConnell replied, "We've asked them what they need, and this is what they have said".

"With that being said, I'd like it to go quickly ..." But I want a process that we can be proud of. Last week, Capitol Hill and the nation were riveted by testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of assaulting her when they were both in high school.

While saying that youthful drinking should not condemn a person for life, Mr Ludington said he was concerned about Mr Kavanaugh's statements under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

At a White House press conference, Trump said the treatment of Kavanaugh and his family by media and Democrats was "not describable".

Some Democratic lawmakers claimed the White House was keeping investigators from interviewing certain witnesses.

"Here's what I would tell the president: I would appeal the verdict of the Senate to the ballot box", Graham said on "Hannity".

In remarks he made Saturday before heading to a MAGA rally in West Virginia, Trump said the investigation was expected to be concluded within a week's time. and conclude in less than a week.

The only stipulation from the White House was that the FBI conclude its investigation within a week. They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge. They should interview, but also be guided.

Federal Bureau of Investigation contact second accuser of court nominee Kavanaugh
The agency can not force interviews in background check investigations, or in criminal investigations. Flake said he, too, didn't like Kavanaugh's mention of the Clintons, saying "it seemed partisan".

Judge is a former classmate of Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault.

Asked on the CBS program "60 Minutes" Sunday whether he could have had the gumption to call for such a delay if he weren't seeking reelection this year, Flake said, "not a chance".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has the vote on pace for this Tuesday.

Screen capture from video of North Carolina State University professor Chad Ludington speaking about US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, October 1, 2018. Kavanaugh denies that as well.

But she expressed confidence that no new information will be uncovered, noting the allegations did not surface during the judge's six prior background checks for positions in the executive and judicial branches of government.

Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations, as has Judge.

Flake and Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were instrumental last week in holding up Kavanaugh's confirmation vote. 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".

Republicans have 51 seats in the closely divided 100-member Senate and can not afford to lose more than one vote on confirmation.

Another is an unnamed Yale classmate who wanted to corroborate Deborah Ramirez's accusation that Kavanaugh had exposed himself to her at a college party. The memo obtained by The Post does not include any analysis of her questions to Kavanaugh.

Related Articles