Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation should not probe allegations against top court pick

Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation should not probe allegations against top court pick

Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation should not probe allegations against top court pick

In order to be appointed to the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh's nomination must now be confirmed by the US Senate, which the Republican Party controls 51-49. Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me, I remember her. "But I think everybody should be clear about what the stakes are of her decision to come forward or not before the committee".

According to Berenzweig, the owner of the yearbook did not intend to attack Kavanaugh, but thought the information was relevant, and wanted to "make sure all information is provided" and "all the right questions are asked" when Kavanaugh goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

He has also written repeatedly about his thoughts on sexual violence, which might make him an interesting character witness if Ford's accusations against Kavanaugh result in a prolonged public investigation. Are we to believe that Ford can recall a party where Kavanaugh was present, but Kavanaugh cannot recall any party where Ford was present... and yet he's sure that he was not at the party Ford is talking about?

Republicans have largely stood by Mr Kavanaugh's denials.

Senators Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, need to send a strong message on behalf of all women and vehemently condemn Feinstein and the Democrats' tactics.

The committee should proceed as scheduled with next Monday's hearing.

"I really want to see her, to see what she has to say", Trump said.

Brett Kavanaugh said once in a 2005 speech, "We had a good saying that we've held firm to to this day, which is: What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep".

Zero: That's how many women sit among the panel's Republicans, who will cross-examine Ford. "I think that's been a good thing for all of us".

At one point, Ford said Judge jumped on top of Kavanaugh and both boys fell off of her. He was also visited by young student athletes he has coached over the years who are seated behind him. Murkowski said Ford's story "must be taken seriously". "The White House then provides FBI background investigation files to the Senate as a courtesy to help us determine whether to confirm a nominee". Professor Christine Ford says that when she was at a party, Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk" and forced himself on her, groped her, and tried to remove her clothing before she was able to escape. "If she doesn't show up, that would be unfortunate", Trump said.

The president said the Senate has already given a lot of extra time to the process due to the late-breaking allegation and questioned the motives of Sen.

Brett Kavanaugh listens to Senators on day three of his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018.

As for a possible Federal Bureau of Investigation intervention, Mr Grassley said in his letter to Ford's lawyers, "We have no power to commandeer an Executive Branch agency into conducting our due diligence".

Kavanaugh did not return to the White House Wednesday after spending the two previous days there.

On Tuesday, Trump once again offered his support.

"Were planning on a hearing Monday".

Shine was ousted from his previous job at Fox News in part due to his handling of sexual harassment claims at the company.

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