FBI Contacts Deborah Ramirez, Kavanaugh Accuser, As Investigation Begins

Trump orders 'supplemental' FBI probe on Kavanaugh

Trump orders 'supplemental' FBI probe on Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh has denied all of the allegations against him.

Mr Kavanaugh's high school friend, Mark Judge, who Ms Ford says was in the room when a drunken Mr Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, said on Friday that he would cooperate with any law enforcement agency that would "confidentially investigate" sexual misconduct allegations against him and Mr Kavanaugh.

The other witnesses to be questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York Times reported, are Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge and Leland Keyser and PJ Smyth, also said to have been at the party at which Ford says Kavanaugh assaulted her. The decision drew criticism from Democrats, accusing the White House of an attempt to micromanage the investigation by limiting its scope.

Kavanaugh on Friday continued to defend himself and said he will be cooperating with FBI investigators. "I know because I frequently drank to excess with him". "It is illegal to obstruct committee investigations", Mr. Grassley wrote in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.

He's now a nominee to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; however, during his nominations, he's become the center of a media firestorm due to new sexual allegations brought against him.

Several other Democrats remain undecided, and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday pointed out that Mr. Donnelly - along with Democratic Sens.

The White House-authorized "limited" FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh's past has barely begun, but Senate Democrats are already complaining about it.

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As for now, the FBI investigation has a cap of seven days before the report is due and the full Senate body will vote to either approve or deny Judge Kavanaugh's position as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.

"I don't think there's ever been any person who's been under scrutiny like he has". "They should be looking at anything they think is credible within this limited scope". Shortly afterwards, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - a GOP moderate and another key swing vote - announced she also supported delaying the vote for Kavanaugh. Two others said by Ford to have been present for the party have also said they do not recall it.

Calls for an FBI investigation of Kavanaugh mounted after California professor Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were teenagers.

McConnell urged Trump to support Kavanaugh but to avoid attacking his accusers, warning that he was in charge of counting votes and those kinds of disparaging remarks could cause him to lose Republican senators whose votes could be key to confirming Kavanaugh, including Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, they said.

Trump ordered the FBI to reopen Kavanaugh's background investigation, delaying a final vote on the nomination. The list, reportedly drafted by Senate Republicans, did not include former classmates who had contradicted Kavanaugh's testimony about the extent of his youthful drinking and partying.

However, Flake also told CBS News' "60 Minutes" that some of Kavanaugh's exchanges with Democratic members of the committee were "a little too sharp". Millions of men and women listened to a nervous-but-composed Ford as she said she was "100 percent sure" Kavanaugh was her attacker. Actually, I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion.

"I think something awful could have happened the same summer she and I were 15, and that Judge Kavanaugh was not involved", Conway said. After hearing Kavanaugh and Judge go back downstairs, Ford said she left the house. He noted that because the White House said Trump's tweets are official White House statements, the demand is legally binding.

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