Supreme Court Justice Kagan won't discuss Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Justice Kagan won't discuss Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Justice Kagan won't discuss Kavanaugh

Leaving the hearing on Friday, Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL, said it was his understanding there would be an FBI investigation of "the outstanding allegations, the three of them", but Republicans have not said whether that was their understanding as well. Kavanaugh denied her allegation, as well as accusations made by two other women, and accused Democrats of making him the victim of a political "hit". The decision drew criticism from Democrats, accusing the White House of an attempt to micromanage the investigation by limiting its scope.

"He said very intently, 'This is tearing our country apart.' We have to do something", said Coons, a Delaware Democrat.

"I think we're all pretty confident, given that we've been through this process a number of times, but we would assess that at that point", Sanders said. Deborah Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party in the early 1980s when they were Yale University students.

"The court's strength as an institution in American governance depends on people believe it having a certain legitimacy. that it's not simply an extension of politics", she said. The panel voted Friday, along party lines, to send the nomination to the full Senate, and Flake then offered his proposal for the FBI investigation. The committee has said the probe should be limited to "current credible allegations" against Kavanaugh and be finished by Friday.

Ford also has said Judge was in the room when a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Judge has said he will cooperate with any law enforcement agency that will "confidentially investigate" sexual misconduct allegations against him and Kavanaugh.

Ms Swetnick's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said on Saturday afternoon that his client had not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation but is willing to fully cooperate with investigators. He spoke during an interview set to air Monday.

The FBI is engaging in a weeklong probe into the claims against Kavanaugh. Now the registered Republican and experienced sex crimes prosecutor is arguing in a five-page memo to Senate Republicans, reported by the Washington Post, that Ford's allegation is inconsistent and that she therefore doesn't think a "reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee".

In dueling appearances last Thursday, he and Ford told their stories during sworn testimony before the Senate Committee.

Mitchell also argued that the people Ford identified as being at the gathering - Mark Judge, Patrick Smyth and Leland Keyser haven't been able to directly corroborate her account, though Keyser told the Judiciary committee she believes Ford. Ford, a California college professor, was not questioned as part of a criminal proceeding but in the confirmation process.

Charles "Chad" Ludington says in a statement issued Sunday that Kavanaugh was "a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker".

Last week, a former freshman-year roommate of Kavanaugh's at Yale challenged the nominee's drinking claims.

Republicans, who are trying to retain control of the U.S. Congress in November elections, are seeking to balance their desire for another conservative justice on the court with sensitivity about how they handle sexual misconduct allegations amid the reverberations of the #MeToo movement. "I am sharing them with her".

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