Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Republican senators say Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh likely coming Wednesday

Republican senators say Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh likely coming Wednesday

"It's a tough thing going on if you can be an exemplary person for 35 years and somebody comes and they say, "you did this or that", and they give three witnesses and the three witnesses at this point do not corroborate what she was saying".

"What neighbourhood was it in?" 'I don't know.' Where's the house?

"I had one beer, right?" I don't remember. How'd you get there?

Republicans argue the Kavanaugh debate will drive enthusiasm among men and women.

Mr Flake said on USA television: "There's no time and no place for remarks like that, that discuss something this sensitive at a political rally. I wish he hadn't had done it", Flake told NBC's Savannah Guthrie on "Today", adding, "It's kind of appalling". Dudley also did not respond to the Times, and Cozzolino declined to comment to the newspaper. "Wholly inappropriate and entirely unacceptable" chimed in Murkowski.

But the White House said Wednesday it was up to the GOP-controlled Senate.

Republican senator Jeff Flake is among those who have taken issue with comments Mr Trump made. She would not say if they would affect her vote. In the meantime, senators and a small number of top aides would be allowed to read the papers in a secure room in the Capitol complex.

FBI investigators had not reached out to a third woman who said she witnessed Kavanaugh engage in "inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s", her attorney, Michael Avenatti, wrote on Twitter early Sunday morning.

The FBI is expected to interview Judge Kavanaugh and some of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct - including Prof Ford, who testified last week to the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Last night he chose to blow it, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation is handing in the report as early as today".

Opposition among Americans to Kavanaugh has increased in the wake of last week's hearing, Reuters/Ipsos polling data showed on Wednesday. I don't even know him.

The attack quickly drew scorn from critics, who said such mockery was part of the reason survivors of sexual assault are afraid to go public.

The White House - through press secretary Sarah Sanders and others - has dismissed all the allegations against him as old news that had been litigated during the campaign.

Sanders cribbed from Kellyanne Conway's script earlier in the day, insisting "the president was stating fact" though, in fairness, she stopped short of using Conway's gag that Ford has "been treated like a Fabergé egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president".

The Kavanaugh confirmation battle comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault that has toppled a succession of powerful men.

Trump also repeatedly encouraged those in attendance to vote Republican in November and called the midterm elections, "One of the most important congressional elections of our lifetime".

"That Debbie Ramirez has provided twenty names to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that those people have not been contacted according to Debbie Ramirez's lawyers".

Swalwell and the Fox host then argued over whether it's unfair for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to neglect to interview multiple witnesses with apparent information about Kavanaugh's past.

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