Outrage Grows As Omissions From Kavanaugh Probe Become Apparent

Outrage Grows As Omissions From Kavanaugh Probe Become Apparent

Outrage Grows As Omissions From Kavanaugh Probe Become Apparent

He rejects the charges as well as ever drinking to the point of memory loss.

"President Trump ordered the new background investigation of his nominee on Friday under pressure from key members of his party".

"Wow! Just starting to hear the Democrats, who are only thinking Obstruct and Delay, are starting to put out the word that the "time" and "scope" of Federal Bureau of Investigation looking into Judge Kavanaugh and witnesses is not enough", the president tweeted.

Kavanaugh has also forcefully denied the allegations by Swetnick, calling them completely false and ridiculous.

"On many occasions I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption, not all of which was beer", said Charles "Chad" Ludington, a teacher at North Carolina State University.

He questioned why investigators needed to examine the 53-year-old Kavanaugh's high school record.

"It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation's most powerful judges". "The person that takes this position is going to be there for a long time".

"He had a little bit of difficulty, he talked about things that happened when he drank", Mr Trump said. He said: "The FBI needs to be allowed to pursue all reasonable investigatory steps from the credible allegations in front of the committee".

A few other former Yale classmates have come forward since Thursday's hearing to contradict Kavanaugh's characterization of his college drinking habits.

Brett Kavanaugh's future hangs in the balance as FBI begins investigation
On Friday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate, though Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to subpoena Judge, who had said he does not want to be part of a committee hearing.

The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive Supreme Court debate vowed Monday to ensure the FBI does "a real investigation" into President Donald Trump's nominee as he trekked across New England while exploring a possible run for president.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee, called on the White House and the FBI to provide the written directive regarding the investigation's scope.

In a separate report, NBC quoted a senior U.S. official and a second source as saying the limits imposed by the White House on the inquiry remained in place, despite Trump's tweet. "It can't be used in a criminal case, it's an investigative tool", Flagg said.

Senior Trump administration officials insisted Sunday that the White House is not "micromanaging" a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and that senators are dictating the parameters of the investigation.

Democrats expressed concern on Sunday about reported efforts to stymie the probe, which comes after the Judiciary Committee approved Mr Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday before it goes to the full Senate for a final vote. And at least one other student who knew him at Yale said she finds it "very hard to imagine" he never blacked out.

The president's eldest son has been a strong defender of Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct.

The three allegations of sexual misconduct date to the 1980s. She testified at a hearing last week that he tried to remove her clothing, pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth at a house party in 1982, when she was 15 and he was 17.

P.J. Smyth, identified by Ford as being at the gathering of teenagers where the alleged assault occurred, was interviewed and again denied knowledge of the gathering or of improper conduct by his high school friend Kavanaugh, Smyth's lawyers said. He accused Democrats of politicising the process and harming his family and good name.

Nine of 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee wrote on Monday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and White House Counsel Don McGahn, listing 24 people they said should be interviewed by the FBI, and urging that the investigation assess all three allegations of sexual misconduct.

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