McConnell says Senate to vote on Kavanaugh 'this week'

McConnell says Senate to vote on Kavanaugh 'this week'

McConnell says Senate to vote on Kavanaugh 'this week'

Ludington said he "cringed" when he watched the Fox News interview with Kavanaugh and his wife Monday and when Kavanaugh testified under oath on Thursday to the judiciary committee.

In a separate action involving the FBI, Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican- Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the Justice Department and the FBI to open a criminal investigation into "apparent false statements" that were made to committee investigators alleging sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh in 1985.

That means that if all Democrats vote against Mr Kavanaugh, Mr Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican senator oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote in the Senate.

Trump said he wants the FBI to do a comprehensive investigation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the process.

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday aired a clip of her interview with John Heilemann of Showtime's "The Circus", in which Ms. Swetnick called for an investigation into the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh.

Voters were also divided on whether Kavanaugh was honest, as 46 percent say yes and 43 percent said no.

A third woman, Julie Swetnick, accused Kavanaugh and Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations.

Sanders said Trump, who has vigorously defended Kavanaugh but also raised the slight possibility of withdrawing the nomination should damaging information be found, "will listen to the facts". "You see what's happening right now", Trump said.

"With that being said, I'd like it to go quickly and the reason i'd like it to go quickly is because it's unfair to him at this point", Trump added. "We're right in the middle of events that are swirling around and I just want to leave it at that and make no news with respect to anything I say".

"Whatever it is they do, they'll be doing things that we've never even though of", Trump said.

Trump suggested "there are bad reports on everybody" present in the Rose Garden.

What will the FBI investigation do? But the Federal Bureau of Investigation has only a week to complete the probe.

White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway said the investigation will be "limited in scope" and "will not be a fishing expedition". She said she managed to escape after Judge jumped on them, sending them tumbling and giving her an opportunity to get out of the room.

Donald Trump Jr. has five children and suggested he feared "my sons" would be most negatively impacted by similar he-said, she-said allegations. Trump Jr. tells DailyMail TV that he found the situation "scary" and that lives could be ruined by false claims.

In a wide-ranging interview that aired Sunday night on CBS' "60 Minutes", Sens.

Below, a list of every one of Kavanaugh's former classmates who have called out his lies. Kavanaugh denies the allegations. He lacks the standing: Whereas the president controls the FBI's fate, the Senate controls Kavanaugh's.

Mitchell argues that there are inconsistencies in Ford's narrative and says no one has corroborated her account. But the memo is clearly aimed at assuaging the concerns of a handful of GOP senators who are on the fence about whether to vote to confirm Kavanaugh and are considering whose story - Ford's or Kavanaugh's - to believe.

In recent days I have become deeply troubled by what has been a blatant mischaracterization by Brett himself of his drinking at Yale.

The allegations are far from the first to accuse the judge of being a hard partier prone to aggressive behavior when drunk. "Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them".

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