Trump orders FBI to reopen background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Trump orders FBI to reopen background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Trump orders FBI to reopen background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

The statement came after the Senate Judiciary Committee said it would ask Trump to open a supplemental background investigation of Kavanaugh over allegations of sexual assault, which he denies.

"The Committee has also thoroughly investigated the last-minute allegations that have been brought forward. First and foremost, we need the truth".

Her testimony - widely regarded by Republicans and Democrats as credible and honest - provided the committee with numerous data points that could be explored in a thorough FBI investigation, beginning with an interview of Judge who apparently is willing to cooperate.

The three party attendees in addition to Ford and Kavanaugh have each said that they have no recollection of the party.

"If you are concerned with a delay in this confirmation process, remember that Senate Republicans refused to allow the Senate to consider Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court for almost a year", Sanders wrote. She also alleges that a friend of Kavanaugh's, Mike Judge, was present.

"I told the story of my sexual assault".

Flake stated his intention shortly before voting to advance Kavanaugh's nomination from the committee to the Senate floor.

In his letter to Grassley on Saturday, Sanders listed some of these examples, as well as statements Kavanaugh made "under oath regarding his treatment of women and his use of alcohol", which "appear not to be true".

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The chaos that has characterized Kavanaugh's entire confirmation process returned briefly after the Judiciary Committee voted, with Democrats seizing on Flake's speech to reiterate their call for additional investigation and Grassley abruptly adjourning the meeting after they had spoken their peace. "No artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation", she said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump would get his wish, with the Judiciary Committee - which has 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats - set to vote on its recommendation Friday before the nomination goes to the full Senate, where Republicans hold a slim 51-49 edge. An independent investigation of these serious accusations against a Supreme Court nominee is critical to overcoming a bitterly partisan confirmation process and protecting the integrity of the court itself.

Friday, they got what they were asking for. He said he knew nothing.

"There's lingering doubt out there among a lot of people that we haven't taken every measure that we should to make sure that these allegations are dealt with", Flake told reporters Friday after the Senate Judiciary Committee said it requested the White House call for an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. One of the emails had the subject line "spying".

Republicans kept pushing to make Kavanaugh a judge on the powerful appeals court, year after year.

NY state leaders are chiming in. The White House declined to answer specific inquiries. The ABA had previously given a rating of "well qualified" to Kavanaugh when he was nominated in July. Documents now contradict that statement. It's also quite likely the GOP really does believe Kavanaugh lied in his blanket denials that he assaulted Dr. Ford. Judge Kavanaugh testified on every topic from complicated legal subjects to sensitive personal matters. New evidence released as part of these confirmation hearing contradicts that assertion.

In the end, the ABA committee weighed Kavanaugh's "solid reputation for integrity, intellectual capacity, and writing and analytical ability" against "concern over whether this nominee is so insulated that he will be unable to judge fairly in the future".

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