Here’s what we know about the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh

Here’s what we know about the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh

The fight over Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime job on the top USA court comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault that has toppled a succession of powerful men.

"We have great concern that the FBI is not conducting ― or not being permitted to conduct ― a serious investigation", he said in a tweet.

On Sunday, a college friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh described a bar fight after a UB40 concert in 1985 in which Kavanaugh threw his drink in the face of a man he thought was the easy reggae band's lead singer, Ali Campbell, and The New York Times found the police report. I don't remember. How'd you get there?

"What message that sends to women in America is that we are innocent until proven guilty in this country", said Ernst.

"I've had many false accusations, and when I say it didn't happen no one believes me, but it's my job description", Trump said.

"There's no time and no place for remarks like that".

Due to a special election to fill the seat that Hyde-Smith was appointed to earlier this year, both Senate seats in MS are up for re-election in the November 6 midterm election. Some Republicans fear that pushing ahead with confirmation could alienate women voters, while Democrats seek to capitalize.

Democrats have seized most recently on Kavanaugh's indignant, emotional testimony before the Judiciary Committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court. It really does. You could be somebody that was ideal your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something.

After the event, the Atlantic's Elaina Plott asked Flake if his comments meant he would not vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"Hopefully, they'll have a vote by the end of the week and it will be a positive vote, but it will be dependent on what comes back from the FBI", Trump said.

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The FBI has already interviewed Judge, who has denied any memory of such an incident, as well as at least three other people with information about the allegations made by Ford and a second accuser, Deborah Ramirez.

"What I can tell you with certainty is that we'll have an Federal Bureau of Investigation report this week and we'll have a vote this week", McConnell told reporters.

"The hearing has in many ways poked the bear, meaning a sleeping giant has been awoken", said Brian O. Walsh, who heads America First.

Mr Judge's testimony is considered key to the investigation, as Professor Christine Blasey Ford says he was in the room when Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her at a house in 1982.

Judge has written several books, including one titled "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk", and another titled "God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling". A third claim - from Julia Swetnick, who is represented by attorney Michael Avenatti - accuses Kavanaugh of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women at parties in the early 1980s.

Imitating her as a crowd of supporters laughed, he said: 'But I had one beer - that's the only thing I remember'.

"That's how it has worked for us to cede so much authority and give so much power to the Supreme Court, because people still have faith", Flake said. Kavanaugh vehemently denies the accusation. Ford identified Judge as a witness to the alleged assault.

"It's not fair to Judge Kavanaugh to string this matter along further", Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said.

Trump and Senate Republicans have instructed the FBI to investigate it and any other "credible allegations" against him, but the president also said "speed" was important in the process. "I don't know. I don't know", Trump sneered, deriding Ford's testimony before the Senate, which was widely viewed as compelling and forthright-in stark constrast to Kavanaugh's enraged, evasive, and lie-filled performance.

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