Under pressure from Democrats and some GOP senators, the White House shifted gears and authorized the FBI to interview anyone it deems necessary in its investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh according to the New York Times.
Seeking to rebut claims the White House is restricting the FBI's probe, Trump stressed the bureau should speak with whomever Republican senators want, including beleaguered nominee Brett Kavanaugh himself, whose name was not on an initial list of potential witnesses.
The move marks a shift in tactics against U.S. president Donald Trump's choice for the highest court in America as all sides await the results of the FBI's background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.
"I watched those senators on the Democrat side, and I thought it was a disgrace, partially because I know them", he said. "It has been from the beginning, and we're letting the Senate continue to dictate what the terms look like", Ms Sanders said. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Christine Blasey Ford testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 27, 2018.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said on ABC's This Week that any investigation that limits whom the FBI can interview and which leads agents can follow would be a "farce".
U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey and other politicians including Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Democratic congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley addressed the crowd. Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
"The Supreme Court is one of the last bastions of trust".
On September 28, Trump ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation into Kavanaugh over Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegation.
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When pressed again about the details of the scope of the investigation, Trump said he thinks the FBI "should do what they have to do to get the answers".
"It does no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover".
With comments such as Trump's, the swarm of critics and former friends suggesting he drank to excess and, on occasion, became aggressive hardly need to underscore that Kavanaugh's testimony raised plenty of questions about the extent of his drinking, and therefore, about the veracity of his testimony.
Judge could conceivably corroborate the testimony of Kavanaugh or Ford. He said he'd held discussions with his Senate colleagues and the White House counsel's office, which is helping to steer the probe.
Trump said Kavanaugh has been treated horribly.
The Northern California research psychologist claimed Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.
"I think the judge has been pretty unbelievable about describing his situation with alcohol and with beer", Trump said. The protesters wanted Manchin to commit to opposing Kavanaugh's potential confirmation to the court. "I think it's a very conservative party right now".
Avenatti, who has said he is considering a Democratic run for the presidency in 2020, is also representing Stormy Daniels, the adult-film actress who was paid to remain silent about an alleged affair with President Trump. "Instead, it seems that the Republican goal is to be able to say there was an investigation and it didn't change their view, while the Democrats hope for incriminating evidence to derail the nominee. Not only is the law of judicial nominations up for grabs, but also the whole question of sexual aggression and how we as a nation respond to it is very much a part of this new day in America".