White House receives Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh

White House receives Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh

The White House says it has received the FBI's supplemental background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and senators have enough time to review it and vote.

It's gotten so bad that earlier Wednesday Mr. McConnell took to the Senate floor to call the protesters bullies and vow not to let them sway the vote.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, blamed the FBI's narrow list of interviewees on the White House.

Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake told NBC's Today show on Wednesday that mocking "something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right".

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.

But even before the report was formally sent to the Senate, lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford - the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault - criticized what they viewed as an incomplete Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. While an interview was conducted with Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at Yale, investigators did not, as far as Ramirez's legal team knew, speak to any of the 20 people she said may be able to corroborate her story. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman whose claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her sparked the probe, had not been contacted as of Wednesday, her attorneys said.

A lawyer for Ford criticized the FBI investigation in a statement late Wednesday, saying it did not include an interview with Ford or others who could back up her testimony.

Even Trump ally Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said at an event hosted by The Atlantic magazine: "I would tell him, knock it off". This background check, requested by a trio of senators who are undecided on Kavanaugh's confirmation, will be different.

"You can't take it out on other people, the president's insensitive remarks, " he said.

The FBI must interview Mark Judge, the Kavanaugh friend identified by Ford as having been present during the alleged assault and as a somewhat reluctant participant. I don't know. I don't know.

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What did Mr Trump say?

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.

Kavanaugh's contentious and somewhat theatrical nomination process has become a highly polarizing issue in the United States, galvanizing the #MeToo movement while also provoking deep suspicion among conservatives that Kavanaugh has been the victim of a liberal witch hunt.

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted that Ford "deserves better". 'I don't know. I don't know.

"We want to be careful not to fully characterize what is in the report, but we are going full steam ahead and have full confidence in his nomination", the official said.

"Every single word Mr Kavanaugh has said has been picked apart ... yet if anybody says anything about the accusations that have been thrown against him, that's totally off limits and outrageous". That's the only thing I remember.

Ali Campbell, the guy Kavanaugh thought he assaulted.

The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in Dr Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senators were to be granted access to review it during the day before a procedural vote that was set up by US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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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