GOP senators expect pivotal FBI report on Kavanaugh shortly

Source FBI Spoke With Deborah Ramirez Second Kavanaugh Accuser

Source FBI Spoke With Deborah Ramirez Second Kavanaugh Accuser

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers said Wednesday that they won't give senators documents related to her sexual assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh, but will provide them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation - if agents want to interview her about her allegation.

Instead, Team Trump told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that testimony from Kavanaugh and Ford, who has accused him of attempting to rape her when they were in high school, before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week was sufficient, the network reported, citing sources.

Mr. McConnell said the report will be done this week, and the Senate will vote this week.

You'd think there would be little one could say to defend President Donald Trump's mocking of Christine Blasey Ford at his Tuesday night rally in Mississippi.

"I don't care how many members they chase, how many people they harass here in the halls", the Kentucky Republican said.

"What neighbourhood was it in?" I knew Brett at Yale because I was a classmate and a varsity basketball player and Brett enjoyed socializing with athletes. Downstairs. I don't know.

"I had one beer!"

"Every single word Judge Kavanaugh has said has been picked apart, every single word., second by second of his testimony has been picked apart".

But he added: "I never saw him passed out but I saw him quite drunk".

White House not 'micromanaging' Kavanaugh probe
Senate leaders agreed to delay a final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination to allow for a one-week FBI investigation . White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said oversight of the investigation belonged to the Senate.

"I got boys and I got girls, and when I see what's going on right now - it's scary", Trump Jr. said.

Collins told CNN's Manu Raju that the comments were "just plain wrong". Lisa Murkowski called them "wholly inappropriate".

Republicans hold a 51-49 Senate majority heading into next month's midterm elections that will determine which political party controls both houses of Congress. "President Trump won these states promising to nominate conservative judges who are well-qualified".

When the man noticed the group, he used an expletive and asked them to stop staring, Mr Ludington said, at which point Mr Kavanaugh "threw his beer at the guy".

After Ford's measured testimony, Kavanaugh came out raging, at times shouting, crying, and disrespecting Democratic senators as they grilled him.

Ms Ford's lawyer, Michael Bromwich, called Mr Trump's attack "vicious, vile and soulless". Jeff Flake, who first forced a second round of hearings with Judge Kavanaugh, then forced a delay in the floor vote to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation a chance to investigate.

The FBI is expected to interview Judge Kavanaugh and some of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct - including Prof Ford, who testified last week to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Trump spoke to a capacity crowd at the 8,400-seat Landers Center, with people lining up more than 12 hours before the event began at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. Scrutiny has been building this week on Kavanaugh, not only because of the accusations, but because of his testimony at that hearing.

In the latest seven-day average in a survey of 4,057 US adults, 41 percent of respondents opposed Kavanaugh, 33 percent supported him and 26 percent said they did not know.

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