White House says Federal Bureau of Investigation comes up empty in report on Kavanaugh

UB40 Want Nothing to Do With Brett Kavanaugh

After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser

As the Senate Judiciary Committee vote is now on pause pending an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh, this is probably the worst thing Trump could have done to help his case. Sen. A handful of Republican and Democratic senators are undecided on whether to support Kavanaugh and their votes will decide whether he is confirmed.

He was, she said, so drunk that he was unable to remove her clothing. Grassley said he was reminded of the 1991 testimony of then-Judge Clarence Thomas, who told the committee that the hearing into sexual harassment allegations from Anita Hill amounted to a "high-tech lynching".

President Trump, while making his case that Kavanaugh deserves a spot on the Supreme Court, told the rally crowd in MS, "I don't even know him. Think of your husband", President Trump told the rally, noting he has had "many false allegations" against him.

"The FBI conducts background investigations in accordance with the agency's standard operating procedures, and it has done so six previous times for Judge Kavanaugh", Grassley wrote.

"To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. I wish he hadn't had done it".

Senator Collins - who is yet to reveal public how she will vote on Mr Kavanaugh's appointment -told reporters that "the President's comments were just plain wrong". It remains to be seen what kind of light the Federal Bureau of Investigation can shed the claims against Kavanaugh, but one thing is already clear: Many Senate Democrats won't be satisfied with the narrow scope of the probe.

Mr Flake of Arizona is a closely watched swing vote as Republicans can potentially only afford one defection if they are to confirm their nominee.

"I will say that I urged the president back in June and early July to make a different choice before he announced this nomination", Sasse said.

What is the other reaction?

"My heart goes out to the fearless survivors who have the courage to come forward and share their story".

Three women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during the 1980s.

It's unclear whether there will be a public summary of the information, or whether the White House would be allowed to release portions of the report.

"A man's life is in tatters", he said.

Trump says 'scary time' for young men facing false charges
Negotiations among lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee last week spurred the new investigation. She argued that senators need more time to evaluate the FBI's findings. "I don't know.

The three senators criticised Mr Trump after he mocked Prof Ford at a rally on Tuesday for not recalling some details of the alleged assault.

He said: "Where's the house? I know this because I heard Brett and his friends using these terms on multiple occasions". I don't know. Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?

What does Prof Ford remember?

The FBI did not include any conclusions as to whether Ford or Kavanaugh was telling the truth.

Police officers have also taken to shadowing senators as the walk the hallways in the Capitol's office buildings to prevent nasty encounters with protesters hoping to pressure them into opposing Judge Kavanaugh. "That's the only thing I remember", Mr Trump mocked.

A representative of Ford's legal team had no immediate comment.

Fox News has obtained a letter from the unnamed man contradicting her testimony that she had never given anyone advice on taking lie-detector tests. But I had one beer.

Ali Campbell, the guy Kavanaugh thought he assaulted. He has described Ms Swetnick's allegation as a "joke".

"Wow, such enthusiasm and energy for Judge Brett Kavanaugh", he tweeted.

Although the FBI has yet to conclude its investigation, McConnell vowed Tuesday that a vote will happen on Kavanaugh's nomination this week regardless of what the FBI finds.

According to USA media reports, at least five people have been questioned so far.

"Every single word Mr Kavanaugh has said has been picked apart ... yet if anybody says anything about the accusations that have been thrown against him, that's totally off limits and outrageous".

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