Some Democrats Questioning Kavanaugh Are ‘Not Angels,’ Media Is ‘Loco’

39;Protestors' Who Confronted Flake Over Kavanaugh Vote May Have Ulterior Motives

39;Protestors' Who Confronted Flake Over Kavanaugh Vote May Have Ulterior Motives

Judge's lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder, told CNN that the Federal Bureau of Investigation completed its interview with Judge, whom Ford says was in the room when she was allegedly physically and sexually assaulted in the 1980s by Kavanaugh. At his first Supreme Court confirmation hearing, September 4, he portrayed himself as a neutral arbiter of the law who is above politics, telling the Judiciary Committee that the Supreme Court "must never be viewed as a partisan institution".

But questions about the investigation's expansiveness mounted as additional witnesses came forward with accounts they wanted to present to the FBI about Kavanaugh's behavior.

Mr Trump said he believed the Senate would approve the judge. "But now you're guilty until proven innocent". And I, at least - and I, myself, heard about that, that she was doing that. "This is a very, very - this is a very hard time".

President Donald Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that he still supports Kavanaugh but said it is "a scary time for young men" who could become the subject of false accusations.

The nomination has become a politically explosive issue ahead of November 6 elections, when control of Congress is at stake.

"You could be somebody that was ideal your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something - doesn't necessarily have to be a woman - but somebody could accuse you of something and you're automatically guilty". It doesn't necessarily have to be a woman.

McConnell again seized on the way in which Judiciary Committee Democrats dealt with the original allegations raised by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, saying that it opened the door to what he described Tuesday as, "a deluge of uncorroborated, unbelievable mud".

Flake also said he was concerned about some of Kavanaugh's sharp interactions with Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee last week.

"I thought he did very well".

"I just hope that we find fact", Flake said.

Mr Trump was speaking to reporters at the White House.

The other classmate, Karen Yarasavage reportedly told Ms Berchem in a text message that Mr Kavanaugh asked her to go on the record to refute Ms Ramirez's claims.

Kavanaugh struck an angry and defiant tone at the hearing.

But last week he took the gloves off, ripping into Democrats for what he called "a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fuelled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election" and "revenge on behalf of the Clintons." Sen.

"The issues of credibility and temperament are not something that happened 30 years ago; they're about Judge Kavanaugh today and how he is as a 53-year-old", Minority Leader Sen.

Quoting an unnamed senior U.S. official, NBC reported that the FBI's witness list does not include Julie Swetnick, the third accuser to come forward with a claim against Mr Kavanaugh.

She said: "I'm waiting to see what the results are". "I graduated from high school and while I did not drink, I saw a lot of people drinking", he said.

Mr Trump's Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin.

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

"Somebody could come and say 30 years ago, 25 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago, he did a frightful thing to me. We'll have the opportunity to vote "no" on the politics of personal destruction", McConnell said.

Flake was set to address New Hampshire voters later in the day.

A police report obtained by the New York Times shows Kavanaugh was questioned by police following an altercation at a bar when he was a student at Yale University in 1985.

"Dr. Ford has named three people other than Judge Kavanaugh who attended the party". Judge "categorically" denies the allegations. On Monday, his lawyer Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder said he had been interviewed "but his interview has not been completed".

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