Senate Receives FBI Report, Moves Forward With Kavanaugh Confirmation

Senate Receives FBI Report, Moves Forward With Kavanaugh Confirmation

Senate Receives FBI Report, Moves Forward With Kavanaugh Confirmation

Agents should also interview Ford's friend Leland Keyser, although she has said that she doesn't recall the event.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.

In a statement Wednesday night after McConnell set the vote in motion, Ford's counsel wrote: "An FBI supplemental background investigation that did not include an interview of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford - nor the witnesses who corroborate her testimony - can not be called an investigation".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said "the president was stating the facts" at a MS rally where he imitated Professor Christine Blasey Ford.

Speaking to reporters in Washington earlier in the day, Trump had appeared to take aim at the broader #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment, saying that it had reversed the burden of proof required by the judicial system.

More than one observer has noted the absurdity of the Republican rush to approve Kavanaugh, considering how the Republicans used delay to kill then-President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland.

The US Senate is expected to receive an Federal Bureau of Investigation report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh later today.

He said on Wednesday: "I'm going to read whatever they've got". The much-anticipated report on the sexual assault allegations against the judge was delivered to the Senate overnight where the final vote is now planned for Saturday. But I had one beer. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who is undecided on Kavanaugh, trailing her Republican challenger Kevin Cramer by eight points.

"With all of that you can not say that we've done anything but be respectful, and I do".

With just over a month to go until the consequential midterm elections across the country that will determine who controls Congress, Republicans are gambling that several of the key groups leaning toward Democrats - young people, Latinos and independents - won't show up in big numbers at the polls.

Kavanaugh testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee regarding sexual assault allegations at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, U.S., September 27, 2018.

If all the Democrats oppose Kavanaugh, Trump can not afford to lose the support of more than one Republican for his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tiebreaking vote.

The FBI was sending its new background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate late Wednesday, and Republicans moved quickly to set up a first floor test, a vote to end a Democratic filibuster, for Friday. "I don't like what the president said last night, I'm the first person to say I want to hear it from Dr. Ford, I thought she was handled respectfully, I thought Kavanaugh was treated like crap".

President Trump's mocking remarks come amid a protracted and heated confirmation process for Kavanaugh.

It was shared in a New York Times op-ed on Wednesday and will be sent to the Senate on Thursday.

"I just got this text does anyone know what it means?"

The FBI inquiry began last week at the direction of the White House after Republican Sen.

In a letter Tuesday night, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee pressed Ford to turn over more information to support her claim and accused her lawyers of "withholding material evidence." Sen.

"We all saw something about Judge Kavanaugh's temperament and character that day that should disqualify him from serving on the Supreme Court of the United States", Hirono said.

Its nine justices are appointed for life and have the final say on some of the most contentious issues in U.S. public life, from abortion, to gun control, to voting laws.

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