White House Authorizes FBI to Interview Anyone Necessary in Kavanaugh Probe

Larry Hoffman
October 2, 2018

Now that the FBI is investigating sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, politicians need to stay out of it while the agency does its work, U.S. Sen. The Republican senator at the center of the Supreme Court debate is vowing to make sure...

Avenatti dismissed Trump's comments and claimed both Senate Republicans and the president are preventing the investigation from being truly comprehensive.

Some spectators stood silently during Flake's remarks, holding protest signs, while other demonstrators chanted "vote no", a reference to the upcoming vote on Kavanaugh's nomination before the full Senate. Jeff Flake's visit to New England (all times local): 7:55 p.m.

The investigators will compile information about Mr Kavanaugh's past and provide their findings to the White House and include the information in Mr Kavanaugh's background file, which is available to senators. "It does us no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover", he said at the Forbes Under 30 Summit.

"Right now the FBI is investigating, and that's a good thing", Flake said.

"This institution has seen before episodes somewhat like what we're now seeing from some of our colleagues across the aisle", McConnell said.

Kavanaugh has called her accusations a "joke" and Judge said he "categorically" denies the allegations.

"This entire process has been an embarrassment to our democracy as Hoosiers watched firsthand how Senator Donnelly's liberal colleagues used uncorroborated allegations to create a media circus designed to smear and destroy Judge Kavanaugh's reputation", Braun said.

In speaking to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, Deborah Ramirez detailed her allegation that Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s when they were students at Yale University, according to a person familiar with the matter. He has vehemently denied all allegations.

Democrats have seized most recently on Kavanaugh's indignant, emotional testimony before the Judiciary Committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court.

In particular, Democrats have homed in on his contention that the allegations against him are an "orchestrated political hit" funded by left-wing groups seeking "revenge on behalf of the Clintons".

"The agreement will allow greater USA access to Canada's dairy market and addresses Canadian concerns about potential auto tariffs, the sources said".

"They drink beer and go insane and they were in high school..." You know, I graduated from high school, and while I did not drink, I saw a lot of people drinking.

Murkowski joined other undecided senators who backed Sen. In one notable exchange, he snapped at Sen.

Judge Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge has been interviewed by agents.

Charles "Chad" Ludington, an associate professor of history at North Carolina State University, released a statement saying Kavanaugh "has not told the truth" when denying he never blacked out and otherwise downplayed his drinking as a young man.

Ludington said in his statement he didn't believe heavy drinking or aggressive behavior by an 18 or 21 year old should condemn them forever, but he was troubled by the way Kavanaugh misrepresented his past actions and drinking behavior in his Senate testimony.

Among Republicans, 84 percent said he should be confirmed while just 8 percent said he should not, while Democrats opposed him by 88 percent to 8 percent in favor. The big question is: "Was that Brett Kavanaugh?".

"Don't do that", he told another reporter who tried to ask about Kavanaugh before he was done speaking about trade. Now they are criticizing him for getting mad.

"It's not fair. I think it's fair to do it to me ..."

Why even have an FBI investigation?

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

But with Republican leadership eager to place another conservative on the Supreme Court, it would be extremely unlikely that they would cooperate with a further delay of confirmation.

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

"The Supreme Court is one of the last bastions of trust".

Still, Trump slammed Senate Democrats during a campaign rally in Tennessee Monday night.

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