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GOP senators demand probe of Feinstein’s office after Kavanaugh accusations

GOP senators demand probe of Feinstein’s office after Kavanaugh accusations”

Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn of Texas told CNBC the delay would last no longer than a week, though the Senate still plans to hold a procedural vote Saturday.

Typically, background investigations do not go back decades, but that's what is needed in Kavanaugh's case because the allegations are about incidents said to have happened during his teenage years. Do you worry that confirming Kavanaugh with these allegations hanging over him will do some damage to the long-term credibility of the Supreme Court?

"I've ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh's file".

The FBI will do its job in an apolitical way and report its findings, including any new derogatory information about Kavanaugh, to the White House, said Ronald Hosko, a former senior FBI agent.

Kavanaugh has angrily denied the allegation that he sexually assaulted Ford at a gathering at a home in suburban Washington.

With a 51-49 majority, Senate Republicans have little margin for error on a final vote, especially given the fact that several Democrats facing tough re-election prospects this fall announced their opposition to Kavanaugh on Friday. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a frequent Trump critic, called for a renewed inquiry into Ford's allegation.

Kavanaugh needs at least 50 votes to be confirmed by the 100 member Senate.

NBC had reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was barred from investigating claims by Julie Swetnick, the third woman who has come forward publicly with decades-old allegations against Kavanaugh. Republicans, on the other hand, hope the FBI investigation will exonerate Kavanaugh, who has maintained he has committed no sexual misconduct amid allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and two other women. I told Chris, "Our country's coming apart on this - and it can't".

Round, of Vermont, said she feels the whole episode could end up hurting Democrats more than helping them in this fall's elections, just more than a month away. Flake indicated he would take the next steps - leading to full Senate approval - only after the further background probe, and there were suggestions that other moderate Republicans might join his revolt.

On Friday, Flake and Sen.

Besides Ford, Deborah Ramirez has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were Yale classmates.

"What we have here is a failure of leadership", said de Leon, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

It was initially in a letter received by the California lawmaker that Christine Blasey Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982. The committee vote was 11-10 along party lines.

Flake said he was overwhelmed by "the hearing itself, the aftermath of the hearing, watching pundits talk about it on cable TV, seeing the protesters outside, encountering them in the hall". "But it did not leak from us, I assure you that".

Democrats, advocacy groups and non-congressional politicians called on the committee to delay its Friday vote so sexual assault accusations against Kavanaugh can be vetted. He said he did not know any of the women who have accused him of wrongdoing and he produced calendars from the time that he said exonerated him. This is totally ridiculous.

"At one point there were 14 senators jammed into a corner", said Sen. The Journal said, "The poll, while outlining challenges for the GOP, included some good news for Republicans".

Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) charged Sunday that Sen. "His testimony was powerful, honest, riveting".

"Certainly, she was a very credible witness". Just what the FBI will investigate remains a mystery. "Each appointment to our nation's highest court [as with all others] is simply too important to rush to a vote".

Flake then discussed what his thoughts were when female protestors confronted him sharing their stories and stopping him on the elevator as he was heading to the hearing.

The Kavanaugh senate confirmation hearing has divided women across the country. While Flake initially said Friday he would vote in favor of Kavanaugh, the senator partially reversed his position.

The Arizona politician has since said that his support for Kavanaugh would be contingent on the FBI investigating Christine Blasey Ford's accusation of sexual assault. In the morning, he announced he would support Kavanaugh's nomination.

"The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh has become a referendum on how to address allegations of sexual assault", the editors wrote.



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