Who sees it? Senators, staff to have access to FBI report

Larry Hoffman
October 4, 2018

Last week, Flake had voted in committee to advance Kavanaugh's nomination, but then called for the FBI to reopen its investigation into the nominee.

Ford, who testified last week at an extraordinary Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, said she could not remember the precise date or location of the alleged assault or how she got home later, but offered a detailed account of the incident. While an interview was conducted with Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at Yale, investigators did not, as far as Ramirez's legal team knew, speak to any of the 20 people she said may be able to corroborate her story. "I had one beer", said the President of the United States, imitating the testimony of, again, a woman who detailed having been sexually assaulted by his Supreme Court pick.

Blumenthal told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room" that "The clarification of that tweet would require me to go into the FBI report, but what that tweet highlights very dramatically and directly is the need for a full investigation, and for the public to know what's in that investigation, which is why it should be made public and why the facts here are really so important". 'I don't know.' Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?

"I know yesterday [McConnell] said that was not going to be the case, but I have a feeling they're probably trying to figure out some way of disseminating this", Corker said. "That's the only thing I remember". Trump said. "And a man's life is in tatters!" "It's kind of appalling".

Speaking briefly to reporters, Collins said: "The president's comments were just plain wrong".

"I would tell him to knock it off". "Wholly inappropriate and entirely unacceptable" chimed in Murkowski.

Sanders also blasted Democrats, accusing them of launching a "full-scale assault on" Kavanaugh's integrity.

Addressing a campaign rally in MS on Tuesday night, Trump cast doubt on Ford's allegation that Kavanaugh, his nominee for the U.S. supreme court, attempted to rape her when the two were teenagers in the early 1980s.

Key Republican senators have called the White House in the last two days to make clear that they expect a fulsome investigation as the FBI reviews allegations against Kavanaugh.

"A couple of times I made eye contact with Mark and thought he might try to help me, but he did not", she said.

However, Reuters reports that several witnesses who say they have information about the case have tried and failed to speak with FBI investigators.

Republicans now hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. No Republicans have said they will vote against Kavanaugh.

On NBC's "Today" show Wednesday, Sen.

The bureau's investigation, ordered last week by President Trump, was created to look into allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at Kavanaugh, who has been accused by three women of separate alleged incidents. McConnell rejected that request in a letter Wednesday to Schumer, saying Democrats would use it to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation.

In a Twitter post, Mr Trump did not back away from his rally comments, instead attacking Mr Kavanaugh's Democrat critics.

The idea that people in the US are wrongfully "guilty until proven innocent" is an idea that wasn't manifesting itself politically on the right until last week, GOP pollster Frank Luntz told The Washington Post.

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

"BK's lies about binge drinking are false exculpatory statements created to undermine Ford's 100% certain I.D. of him as her attacker".

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