Four in 10 believe allegations against Kavanaugh, three in 10 do not

Republican Leaders Have Reached an Accord With the Dems

Republican Leaders Have Reached an Accord With the Dems

The White House has set a number of limits on the one-week FBI investigation into the sexual-misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, NBC News reported Saturday.

Following Ford's testimony, Kavanaugh vigorously denied the allegations before the committee and accused Democrats of launching a last-minute attempt to derail his nomination.

One of her lawyers, Debra Katz, on Friday said "no artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed" on the new FBI investigation, United States media reported. Investigators will compile information about Kavanaugh's past and provide their findings to the White House and include the information in Kavanaugh's background file, which is available to senators.

He revisited the "scope" question later Saturday on Twitter, writing in part, "I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion".

Trump ordered the investigation on Friday after Arizona GOP Sen.

"I would expect it is going to turn out very well for the judge".

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.

Senate Republicans ultimately drafted the witness list and shared it with the White House, according to The Times, and they did not consult their Democratic colleagues when putting it together.

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Speaking to the issue of the scope of the FBI's investigation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said White House counsel Don McGahn, who is managing Kavanaugh's nomination, "has allowed the Senate to dictate what these terms look like, and what the scope of the investigation is".

Republicans, who are trying to retain control of the US Congress in November elections, are seeking to balance their desire to have a conservative judge on the Supreme Court with sensitivity in how they handle the sexual misconduct allegations amid the reverberations of the #MeToo movement. "I think he's going to be fine". Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaking on CNN, said Kavanaugh's claims that he had never blacked out or suffered any memory loss while drinking doesn't "quite make sense to me" and said she hoped the Federal Bureau of Investigation would interview friends to determine whether that was credible. She said Kavanaugh and Judge were "extremely inebriated. and the other people at the party were not".

The FBI has started investigating Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high schoolers. Jeff Flake, R-AZ., a key deciding vote for Republicans, said he would only confirm Kavanaugh if the investigation was done.

Democrats were not included on a call that Republican staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee held with the White House discussing the FBI investigation, according to an official familiar with the discussion. The Senate judiciary committee on Friday said the FBI's supplemental background investigation "would be limited to current credible allegations" and must be completed in a week.

Judge's lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder, said in a statement that Judge "vehemently denies the allegations contained in the Swetnick affidavit".

"It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation's most powerful judges,"he said".

Graham also said testimony will be taken from Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge. As a result, a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation has been delayed for up to a week. Hirono make these claims, despite multiple concessions from Republicans during this investigation into the fully uncorroborated claims against Judge Kavanaugh.

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