White House tells Federal Bureau of Investigation it can talk to anyone about Kavanaugh

White House tells Federal Bureau of Investigation it can talk to anyone about Kavanaugh

In the past 24 hours, in response to pressure from Democratic and moderate Republican senators, the White House has eased limitations on the FBI background investigation into Kavanaugh that Trump set into motion Friday.

They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.

McConnell criticized Democrats for their demands to expand the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh, accusing them of constantly trying to "move the goalposts".

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.

"With that being said, I'd like it to go quickly ..."

"Supreme Court is the last bastion, the last institution that most Americans have faith in", he said, "If that faith is gone, then Heaven help us".

And even as the Federal Bureau of Investigation explored the past allegations that have surfaced against Mr Kavanaugh, another Yale University classmate came forward to accuse the judge of being untruthful in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the extent of his drinking in college.

They include Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh's who Ford has said was in the room when a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Judge has denied misconduct allegations.

The two women who confronted Flake were left-wing activists with the Center for Popular Democracy, according to John Fund of National Review. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice on the Supreme Court by the end of the week.

A third woman who has accused the judge of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, Julie Swetnick, was not on the initial list of witnesses to be interviewed.

On Monday, NBC reported that Kavanaugh had contacted former classmates and asked them to refute Ramirez's claims before the New Yorker published her account.

"It does no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover, for example".

'I'm instructing them as per what I feel the Senate wants, ' Trump said.

Judge has written several books, including one titled "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk", and one titled "God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling".

Another Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has challenged the truthfulness of the Supreme Court nominee's Senate testimony, saying Kavanaugh was often "belligerent and aggressive" when he drank. The judge has denied the allegation.

During a Boston appearance earlier in the day, Flake also vowed to ensure the FBI conducts "a real investigation" into the allegations against Kavanaugh.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), said last week that he hired Mitchell because he wanted a hearing that "is safe, comfortable and dignified" for both Ford and Kavanaugh.

Trump said Kavanaugh has been treated horribly.

Two other women have made similar sex abuse allegations against Kavanaugh.

Should he oppose Trump in 2020, Flake is unlikely to win much support from New Hampshire Republicans, said Republican strategist Joel Maiola.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the one-week limit was fine, but "everyone is asking it be done thoroughly and completely within that week".

Avenatti, who has said he is considering a Democratic run for the presidency in 2020, is also representing Stormy Daniels, the adult-film actress who was paid to remain silent about an alleged affair with President Trump.

Ford admitted she hasn't always been sure of when specifically the alleged attack occurred, but said that establishing Judge's time of employment at the Safeway store would narrow the timeframe.

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