FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh May Wrap Up by Wednesday

FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh May Wrap Up by Wednesday

FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh May Wrap Up by Wednesday

The strategy came as the FBI conducts a limited investigation into allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh but with great uncertainty about whether the probe will unearth anything conclusive by the end of the week, when Republicans are pressing for a vote. Not since Prohibition have so many news outlets reported on drinking habits with such interest. It was first mentioned by Kavanaugh's former classmate Chad Ludington in a statement over the weekend to the New York Times.

Kavanaugh denies any wrongdoing.

Some Republicans and White House allies have suggested the allegations against Kavanaugh can be potent political fodder in the run-up to November 6, animating GOP voters who have so far lacked the same motivation to head to the polls as their Democratic counterparts. "These women are angry", Limbaugh said.

The FBI will also question Leland Keyser and P.J. Smyth, two people who Ford said were at the gathering of teenagers where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her.

Among the allegations McConnell criticized was one brought by a "tabloid lawyer" he did not name whose client has alleged she was victimized at a party attended by Kavanaugh friends and for which "there conveniently happened to be zero witnesses". That means if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote.

A Harvard Law School spokeswoman confirmed Kavanaugh's decision to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

"I want them to do a very comprehensive investigation", Trump said of the FBI, which was tasked on Friday with looking into the allegations after a last-minute request from Republican members of Congress.

"Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered", Associate Dean and Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Catherine Claypoole, wrote in an email, according to the Crimson.

The FBI has reopened a background investigation to examine allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh dating to when he was in high school and college.

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While the precise scope of the investigation remains unclear, Mr Trump tweeted on Saturday that "the FBI have free rein". The source noted that it was not a final list and that they were leaving open the possibility of additional witnesses.

And on Tuesday, Schumer called for a briefing by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the full Senate before a vote on whether to move Kavanaugh's nomination forward. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Republicans argue the Kavanaugh debate will drive enthusiasm among men and women. During the rounds of questioning by senators and a hired prosecutor, Rachel Mitchell, Kavanaugh was dogged in his attempts to dismantle the image of him as an aggressive, frequent drinker who would often consume alcohol to the point of blacking out.

Ernst says if no corroboration is turned up she "will continue to support Judge Kavanaugh based on the information" she has.

"They're probably going to highlight any contradictions that occur between - whether it's Judge Kavanaugh and other witnesses, or maybe one of the accusers and what other witnesses said; you may have one person saying one thing and five people saying another. But it's not credible for him to say that he has had no memory lapses in the nights that he drank to excess".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pledging that senators will begin voting on Kavanaugh's nomination this week, and criticized what he called "endless delay and obstruction".

"You can't lie your way onto the Supreme Court, and with that statement out, he's gone too far", Brookes added.

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee regarding sexual assault allegations at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, U.S. September 27, 2018.

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, said Judge Kavanaugh would have been criticized regardless of his demeanor.

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