Lawyer: FBI has completed Mark Judge interview

02 October, 2018, 22:03 | Author: Emmett Rice
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Smyth, identified by Ford as being at the gathering of teenagers where the alleged assault occurred, was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and again denied knowledge of the gathering or of improper conduct by his friend Kavanaugh, Smyth's lawyers said.RAMIREZ, SWETNICKKavanaugh's second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, has also been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Coons, who played a key role along with Republican Jeff Flake last week in winning the one-week Senate pause.

Questions about the scope of the FBI investigation emerged over the weekend amid reports that Senate Republicans were working with the White House to contain the number of witnesses and the allegations to be investigated. He has denied both accusations.

A one-time classmate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee said Monday that Brett Kavanaugh was a habitual heavy drinker, challenging the judge's Senate testimony to the contrary.

Anger: Democratic Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a rally against Brett Kavanaugh in Boston yesterday. Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

On Friday, hours before the committee vote, Mr. "It's Tuesday, and we have to put all the facts together". Vice-President Mike Pence would break any 50-50 tie in Kavanaugh's favour. He said he meant to do that, so he could "tell the full details of my story". The Arizona Republican is retiring at the end of this year.

Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, had alleged that Kavanaugh had assaulted her during a party in the 1980s when they were both in high school. We don't want to go on a to use an expression often used by me, we don't want to go on a witch hunt do we?' he said, using his favorite pejorative for the Russian Federation probe. Unfortunately, the message the Judiciary Committee sent today is that Dr. Ford is lying. I'm a conservative. He's a conservative judge.

Ernst says if no corroboration is turned up she "will continue to support Judge Kavanaugh based on the information" she has.

As Ford delivered her testimony, Flake told CBS that he had a "palpable feeling that this was history".

Ford has claimed that Judge was a witness to Kavanaugh's alleged attack on her at a party while the three were still in high school.

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Flake said he would ensure it's a "real investigation", by the FBI as Democrats demanded that Trump give them a full readout of his instructions to the agency.

A police report obtained by the New York Times shows Kavanaugh was questioned by police following an altercation at a bar when he was a student at Yale University in 1985.

"A couple of times I made eye contact with Mark and thought he might try to help me, but he did not", she said. Some of Trump's fellow Republicans fear that pushing ahead with confirmation could alienate women voters, while Democrats seek to capitalize. But he said the statements Kavanaugh is making now do matter.

Democrats on Monday expressed concern over Kavanaugh's statements about his activities and his alcohol consumption in school.

Police say nine women who refused to leave a West Virginia senator's office during a protest over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been charged with trespassing. He would succeed Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote, who retired in July.

Drinking: Another old classmate said Brett Kavanaugh drank heavily.

A third claim - from Julia Swetnick, who is represented by attorney Michael Avenatti - accuses Mr Kavanaugh of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women at parties in the early 1980s.

Democrats, McConnell said, "will not be satisfied unless they have brought down Judge Kavanaugh's nomination". But he again immediately pivoted to saying the Kavanaughs have been treated poorly.

Kavanaugh was scheduled to teach a three-week course called The Supreme Court Since 2005.

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