Three Republican and two Democratic senators, all moderates, have yet to announce how they will vote, and the GOP's razor-thin 51-49 Senate majority means Kavanaugh's fate remains unpredictable. In a rare moment of randomness in what's been a deadly serious process, the normally meticulous lawmaker's cell phone emitted a ringtone during part of his remarks. Senators are not supposed to divulge the contents of the agency's background reports.
Senator Susan Collins surrounded by reporters asking her questions about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Flake has not said how he will vote if the nomination comes up this week. "My understanding is they're just going to send us raw data".
WASHINGTON-The White House has found no corroboration of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after examining interview reports from the FBI's latest probe into the judge's background, according to people familiar with the matter.
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"It's a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of", he said, adding: "My whole life, I've heard you're innocent until proven guilty".
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Trump's insults marked a "new low".
And despite the reports imminent delivery to the Hill, Democrats continue to raise objections about its credibility - specifically in the absence of Ford and Kavanaugh interviews.
President Donald Trump for the first time directly mocked Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by casting doubt on her testimony during a campaign rally. Democrats wrote that the Republican tweet contained information that is "not accurate". The committee stands by its statement, which is completely truthful.
As he flew aboard Air Force One to the MS rally, Trump was also enraged by stories in The New York Times about Kavanaugh's high school and college years and alleging tax avoidance efforts by the president and his family, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski called the remarks "wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable". Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.
"If there are demonstrable lies ... and if he misled the committee in that way, then that's something that is not right and shouldn't happen", he said.
Flake has clashed repeatedly with Trump over his behaviour and is retiring at year's end.
White House: FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh Isn't Being Limited
The FBI is investigating the accusation at the behest of senators who sent Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate on Friday. Walsh and Democratic congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley addressed the crowd.
If true, the claim could contradict testimony Ford gave last week, when she told senators she had never given tips or advice to anyone taking a lie detector test.
" 'I had one beer!' Right?" he said to supporters at the rally as they cheered and laughed.
When she spoke before the Senate committee last Thursday, Prof Ford recalled that the house where the alleged assault took place was in the Chevy Chase-Bethesda area in the Washington DC suburbs.
Flake was instrumental last Friday in getting Trump to order an FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, nominated by Trump for a lifetime job on the top us court.
White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday echoed the president's newly aggressive approach.
"There's clearly a reason for that and I assume the administration doesn't want members of Congress and the public to see it", Durbin said.
US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice at a man during an altercation at a bar while in college, it has emerged. "Dr Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them".
The FBI has interviewed Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh who Ford said was in the bedroom where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her.
The main focus of the FBI investigation has been accusations by Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were in high school. "We are profoundly disappointed that after the tremendous sacrifice she made in coming forward, those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth".
Senators are not meant to reveal what the Federal Bureau of Investigation says, but it remains to be seen whether that secrecy will hold. Background checks do not traditionally contain investigators' conclusions about who they believe is credible.
But Sanders argued that Trump was simply pointing out gaps in Ford's testimony that had also been noted by sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who was hired by Republican senators to question her during the hearing.