FBI Spoke With Deborah Ramirez, Second Kavanaugh Accuser

FBI Spoke With Deborah Ramirez, Second Kavanaugh Accuser

FBI Spoke With Deborah Ramirez, Second Kavanaugh Accuser

It was also not clear whether the FBI would investigate a series of allegations made by a third woman, Julie Swetnick, who has said that she witnessed a severely drunken Kavanaugh mistreat women at parties in high school and that he was present at parties where high school boys gang-raped teenage girls.

Trump, who repeatedly blasted Democratic opposition to Kavanaugh as a political "con-job", agreed to the investigation.

"The White House is not getting involved in the FBI investigation in that way", she added.

Separately on Saturday, Whitehouse, a Democrat, said he expects the FBI would provide adequate staffing for Kavanaugh's background investigation, with teams working in parallel to investigate separate allegations.

Recognizing that Flake and a handful of other senators' votes appeared contingent upon the investigation, Republican leaders and the White House relented.

While the precise scope of the investigation remains unclear, Mr Trump tweeted on Saturday that "the FBI have free rein".

It would be a risky precedent to deny Kavanaugh's appointment because of an unsubstantiated and unprovable allegation.

"We have been concerned from the outset about the so-called limits on scope, not to mention time for this investigation", said Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of CT and a member of the Judiciary Committee. Rosenstein wasn't fired. Trump didn't lash out at Sen. After hearing Kavanaugh and Judge go back downstairs, Ford said she left the house. "I believe in due process, she did sign an affidavit". "And it will - it's not meant to be a fishing expedition".

In his testimony Thursday, Kavanaugh claimed that Keyser's earlier statements had "refuted" Blasey's accusations.

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Media outlets including NBC News, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday that the White House was controlling the FBI investigation, giving the FBI a list of witnesses and limiting its parameters.

"Let's actually investigate", he said. The source noted that it was not a final list and that they were leaving open the possibility of additional witnesses.

An attorney for Leland Keyser, who Ford says was at the party, was also willing to cooperate with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but Keyser's attorney has said her client has no recollection of the party where the assault is said to have happened.

Judge Kavanaugh angrily denied that he had ever assaulted her or anyone else.

Michael Avenatti, the attorney of Stormy Daniels who is representing Swetnick, wrote on Twitterthat ifNBC's report is accurate, "this is outrageous".

South Carolina Republican Sen.

The move comes after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 along party lines Friday to move forward with Kavanaugh's confirmation. Lisa Murkowski "wanted a limited review". They'll be doing things that we have never even thought of. "They want to talk to Ms. Ramirez, because she refused to talk to the committee". So, for them, their goal has been to delay, destroy Kavanaugh's character, and use this to stir up the base in the hopes of winning the midterms. "I think that's going to be the focus of it".

She says she was the victim of a gang rape in 1982 at a party attended by Brett Kavanaugh.

In a sworn statement released Wednesday, Swetnick accused Kavanaugh and Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations.

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