White House Puts Limits On FBI's Kavanaugh Investigation

Lawrence Kim
September 30, 2018

But Donnelly expressed concerns about the process that brought Kavanaugh before the Senate and called the sexual assault allegations against the nominee "disturbing and credible". But it's hard to forget.

Kavanaugh meanwhile issued a statement saying he had done "everything" requested of him and would "continue to cooperate". The women in the video have since identified themselves as Maria Gallagher and Ana Maria Archila.

Flake told Coppins "I don't know if there was any one thing" that changed his mind. I told Chris, "Our country's coming apart on this-and it can't".

In her testimony on Thursday, Ms. Ford brushed aside Ms. Keyser's lack of corroboration. That veil is one reason Supreme Court justices - and the court itself - has been held in higher regard than Congress or the partisan politicians who occupy the Capitol.

Klobuchar said Flake and Sen.

Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27, about her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a Maryland house party in the summer of 1982.

Hours earlier, Ford spoke at the public hearing.

On the Senate floor Friday, Arizona Sen.

That made the two women staking out his office angry, and they confronted him when he tried to leave for Friday's hearing. "I don't believe the other one", Sen.

"A lot of people who have not been through this - thank God they have not been through this - don't understand that a lot of us don't immediately go to law enforcement", McSally said.

Mr. Kavanaugh told committee staff they moved in different circles and he never met her, though he had heard the name.

Flake, cornered in the elevator, shifted between looking at them and looking down. Flake earlier on Friday said he would vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Following Thursday's landmark hearing, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on whether or not to recommend Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Flake was later asked whether the elevator confrontation swayed him. "Out of respect for the integrity of the process, we will have no further comment at this time", Clune said in a statement. "I can't pinpoint anything to say this is what caused me to come today to say let's postpone". He called for a one-week delay in order for the FBI to conduct the investigation Democrats have been demanding for days, a proposal that gained quick support from all four of the senators who remain publicly undecided on Kavanaugh: Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, and Democrats Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin.

Later that day on Twitter, Archila shared a photo of her and Gallagher. The FBI has reached out to Ramirez, her attorney said, confirming a report in The Washington Post.

"I thought her testimony was very compelling, and she looks like a very fine woman to me".

She was in town as a volunteer with the liberal activist group Make the Road New York.

Another wing of the party was just as convinced that Republicans would trigger Election Day doom should they fail to confirm Trump's Supreme Court pick. But not if she backs Kavanaugh.

A good agent, he said, "would address Kavanaugh's behavior and demeanor and credibility during his high school years". "She was downstairs during the event and I did not share it with her", she answered.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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