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'Fully confident' White House receives FBI report on Kavanaugh

04 October, 2018, 15:44 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Senate moderates criticize Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

The White House has received the Federal Bureau of Investigation's background probe into US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the report is getting sent to the Senate, deputy press secretary Raj Shah said.

One wildcard in the GOP's plan is President Trump, who at a campaign rally Tuesday mocked the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford - who told Senate lawmakers that Kavanaugh sexually attacked her in 1982 - causing concern among key Republicans in the Senate whose votes on Kavanaugh are crucial.

In the letter, the professors said: 'We regret that we feel compelled to write to you, our Senators, to provide our views that at the Senate hearings on September 27, Judge Brett Kavanaugh displayed a lack of judicial temperament that would be disqualifying for any court, and certainly for elevation to the highest court of this land.

A vote on the motion, which will bring debate to a close, will be held on Friday, and if it passes, it's likely the Senate will hold a final vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation as early as Saturday.

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Ms Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, has not yet said whether she will vote for Judge Kavanaugh either.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken a key procedural step to begin voting on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans on Tuesday took the extraordinary step of releasing another letter attacking another Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick.

Flake, the Judiciary Committee member who pushed to delay the vote on Kavanaugh so the FBI could investigate, later told The Washington Post that Trump's comments would not factor into his thinking on the nomination.

At a campaign rally in MS rally on Tuesday, the audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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In contrast to the president's enthusiasm, a coalition of US Christian churches with 40 million worshippers has urged Mr Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination.

Mr. Cosko is a Democratic operative who's worked for several congressional offices over the years, including most recently for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a vocal critic of Judge Kavanaugh's.

The full Senate is preparing to weigh in on Kavanaugh's nomination with an initial vote on Friday.

She said Mr Kavanaugh was drunk and had pinned her onto a bed, tried to remove her clothing and put his hand over her mouth when she screamed.

US President Donald Trump drew strong criticism from both Republicans and Democrats after mocking Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexually assaulting her decades ago. "I respect her position very much", Trump said to reporters on Monday. I don't know. Where's the house?

Trump drew laughs from supporters at a rally Tuesday night with his rendition of how Ford answered questions at last week's hearing. The FBI is still investigating the allegations against Kavanaugh.

Dr Ford claims Kavanaugh and a friend attempted to rape her at a high school party in the 1980s. I don't know. I don't know. "That's the only thing I remember".

"While we are limited in what we can say about this background investigation in a public setting, we are compelled to state for the record that there is information [in the tweet] that is not accurate", the Democrats wrote in their letter, without providing details.

A defiant Kavanaugh came out with guns blazing on Thursday, insisting the assault never happened, accusing Democrats of destroying his reputation and condemning his confirmation battle as a "national disgrace".

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