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FBI investigating sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Justice Kagan won’t discuss Kavanaugh FBI investigating sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh
Faye Gross | 01 October, 2018, 23:31

She said she managed to escape after Judge jumped on them, sending them tumbling and giving her an opportunity to get out of the room. "Thus, I can only provide my assessment of Dr. Ford's allegations in that legal context".

The FBI conducts background checks for federal nominees, but the agency does not make judgments on the credibility or significance of allegations.

She outlined several points as to why Ford's allegation is weaker than a typical "he said, she said" case.

The president continued to defend Kavanaugh, who he declared, as he has in the past, a fine man. Mr. Trump did express surprise at how much Kavanaugh discussed his drinking habits as a teenager.

The person familiar with the matter said the investigation must conclude by Friday and it is possible, but unlikely, agents will finish their work before the end of the week.

As the investigation is not a criminal one, the FBI will not say whether they believe the allegations are true.

Last week, Donald Trump held a press conference at the United Nations, and a reporter asked about the message American women have received from the president's defense of Kavanaugh, and his willingness to dismiss the controversy as a "con job".

Voters were also divided on whether Kavanaugh was honest, as 46 percent say yes and 43 percent said no. That means that if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican senator oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote in the Senate. There's no medical way I can say that he was blacked out.

"After an FBI investigation, if we know then what we know now, no one should be standing in the way of this confirmation", said Josh Holmes, a Republican strategist and close ally of McConnell.

"Everybody is respecting us again", he said.

"Whatever it is they do, they'll be doing things that we've never even though of", Trump said.

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Flake also said that the women who confronted him "were clearly passionate and determined that I hear them".

Trump suggested "there are bad reports on everybody" present in the Rose Garden.

"FBI's hands must not be tied in this investigation".

But the White House has denied "micro-managing" the review. "We may well be in a different place a week from now because Judge Kavanaugh and his family may well have had exculpatory evidence brought forward".

The president's eldest son is saying the fallout from the sexual misconduct claims against Judge Brett Kavanaugh has him more anxious about his sons than his daughters. Trump Jr. tells DailyMail TV that he found the situation "scary" and that lives could be ruined by false claims.

Sanders spoke on "Fox News Sunday", Conway appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" and Graham and Hirono were interviewed on ABC's "This Week".

The president's eldest son has been a strong defender of Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct. "But this case is even weaker than that", Mitchell wrote to Senate Republicans in a memo Sunday, which was obtained by the Washington Post.

Kavanaugh faces sexual misconduct allegations, including those from Christine Blasey Ford, who testified last week that a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were in high school.

Meanwhile just a block away, the Senate is tied up in fierce partisan dispute over whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to fill the court's ninth seat. Solicitor General Noel Francisco, the administration's top Supreme Court lawyer, also attended the Mass.

"In recent days I have become deeply troubled by what has been a blatant mischaracterization by Brett himself of his drinking at Yale", Ludington wrote. "But about half of voters say Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the target of a smear campaign", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the QU poll.

The FBI is now investigating Ford's accusations, as well as those of a second woman, Deborah Ramirez.

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