Sen. Joni Ernst says corroboration of Ford's claims against Kavanaugh "wasn't there"

03 October, 2018, 09:33 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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Mr Kavanaugh struck an angry and defiant tone during the hearing, denying allegations made by three women against him.

Trump on Monday said he wants a "comprehensive" but quick investigation, adding that he's OK with the FBI interviewing all three accusers. She is represented by Michael Avenatti, whom McConnell called a "tabloid lawyer".

When Trump ordered the FBI investigation last week under pressure from a handful of Senate Republicans, he set a deadline of this Friday for the probe's completion. He came forward to claim the judge had not been truthful about his drinking during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

Ernst is among six Republican women in the Senate.

Agents also have not contacted Julie Swetnick, who alleges in a sworn statement that Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, tried to get teenage girls "inebriated and disoriented so they could then be "gang raped" in a side room or bedroom by a "train" of numerous boys".

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

Mr McConnell did not specify when exactly the vote would be held, but it is expected to be on Friday or Saturday.

USA reports also say former classmates of the judge's who have stressed his heavy college drinking are not on the witness list.

She said Judge and Kavanaugh were both drunk at the time.

As the FBI completed interviews with four people as part of its one-week investigation into the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh, Mr Flake said he was anxious about the conservative federal appeals court judge's performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday.

His attorney, Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder, wouldn't say Tuesday when the interview concluded or what Judge was asked.

Asked what a vote of support for Kavanaugh sends to women, particularly from a female senator, Ernst said her positive vote shows women that "we are innocent until proven guilty". He said she was cooperating with the investigation.

An ex-girlfriend of Judge's, Elizabeth Rasor, who has challenged his recollections, has offered to cooperate with the Federal Bureau of Investigation but reportedly hasn't been contacted.


Judge is a former classmate of Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault. "We hope that this reporting is inaccurate".

Democratic Senator Chris Coons told reporters he was in discussions with the White House on the probe.

Trump has rejected in recent days the notion he's "limiting" the investigation.

But it's now emerged that Mr Kavanaugh, 53, and his staff were reportedly sending text messages to former Yale classmates to underplay these allegations - before the story was actually published.

"I was very troubled by the tone of the remarks".

Trump said that the Democrats opposed to Kavanaugh's nomination are "evil people" who are out to 'destroy people'.

His comments come as Democrats are pressing for a more expansive FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh.

The president also suggested Kavanaugh should potentially be interviewed. "Does that mean that they can't do something they want to do in their life?" "It doesn't necessarily have to be a woman", Trump said.

Mr Flake, meanwhile, said today that senators have to give Mr Kavanaugh some leeway for his combative testimony las week, given the nature of the accusations against him.

"The investigation is a farce and is being run by Donald Trump".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a vote would happen on Kavanaugh's nomination by the end of the week.

She added, "The witnesses that she named have either denied those claims or can not corroborate, which I do believe hurt her even more so".

"As far as I can tell nobody has been contacted", Miller said.

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