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Cornyn Suggests Public Might See 'Summary' Of FBI Followup On Kavanaugh

03 October 2018, 08:09 | Max Haynes

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President Donald Trump on Monday sought to quell criticism over the White House's involvement in the FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as critics questioned whether it set limitations on the probe.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said that when Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he abandoned any pretense of being an impartial jurist and revealed that he bears "bitter partisan resentments".

Judge could conceivably corroborate the testimony of Kavanaugh or Ford.

Ford has alleged that Judge was in the room when Kavanaugh assaulted her. Some thought the drip-drip of new stories about the judge's college drinking exploits may help their case, arguing that the reports are veering away from the original accusation of assault. President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh in July, has defended his pick, but appeared to temper the endorsement in recent days.

For Republicans, the shift in tactics has been maddening.

Meanwhile, Ramirez, who alleges Kavanaugh shoved his penis in her face at a party when they were both college students at Yale University, reportedly spoke with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sunday.

"I'm offended by the fact that anybody would hold it against Brett Kavanaugh to be upset by the way he was treated", Sen. Lindsey Graham declared Tuesday. He'd end up slurring his words, stumbling. They are all, by construction, conservatives or "originalists", orthodox on the sanctity of gun rights, property rights, unlimited campaign spending, and deference to Republican but not Democratic legislation and legislatures. "The interaction with the members was sharp and partisan, and that concerns me", Mr Flake said. "We're not stupid. Spare us the pearl-clutching". She said she was able to get away and run into the bathroom after Judge jumped on her and Kavanaugh, knocking them off the bed.

Trump on Monday said he wants a "comprehensive" but quick investigation, adding that he's OK with the FBI interviewing all three accusers.

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Supreme Court nominations require Senate confirmation. "Will you send a message to the tens of millions of American women and men who are victims of sexual violence that their experiences will be met with indifference and even disbelief?" Democrats are pressing the investigators to expand their list of witness interviews but have agreed with the timeline.

As soon as Trump mentioned Kavanaugh's name, the crowd in the arena began chanting, "We want Kavanaugh".

The Times later issued a statement saying, "In retrospect, editors should have used a newsroom reporter for the assignment", not op-ed and magazine writer Emily Bazelon, who tweeted in July that the nominee "will harm the democratic process & prevent a more equal society". Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.

The judge obviously knew of the allegation beforehand because his denial was quoted in the September 23 story. "So we are very excited for the opportunity to get our commodities out into Canada and Mexico and continue on with that great relationship", Ernst said.

What do they have to do with Kavanaugh?

The announcement was made in an email from administrators to law students on Monday. It was never about justice for Ms. Ford.

"There does need to be some sort of public statement - if not the reports themselves - because since the accusation had been made public it seems to me people are not going to be satisfied until (there's) some public statement about what the FBI supplemental background investigation shows", Cornyn said Tuesday before McConnell made his remarks. "We simply can't", Flake told an event in Washington hosted by The Atlantic magazine.

"We regret that we feel compelled to write to you to provide our views that at the Senate hearings on Thursday, September 27, 2018, the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh displayed a lack of judicial temperament that would be disqualifying for any court, and certainly for elevation to the highest court of this land", the letter says.

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