FBI To Investigate Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh

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The committee, and the Senate, seemed to be careening toward bedlam.

The American Bar Association and Heather Gerken, dean of Yale Law School where Kavanaugh earned his law degree, called for a delay in Kavanaugh's confirmation to allow an investigation.

Before this week's Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, Ms. Keyser sent an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee, via her attorney Howard J. Walsh III, denying this. "I hoped that would help provide leverage", Flake said.

Bongino said that the Senate Democrats needed a delay following Sen. Flake and then with Sen.

Suddenly, the mood in the room began shifting as senators huddled in a back hallway.

Sarah Sanders confirmed on Twitter that President Trump has ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh's file. After issuing his statement Friday morning, remained "unsettled" by the partisan rancor he was witnessing on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where multiple Democrats walked out in protest midway through Friday's proceedings. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a frequent Trump critic, called for a renewed inquiry into Ford's allegation. Chris Coons after Flake announced he is in favor of additional time in the Kavanaugh investigation on September 28, 2018 in Washington. "And I held it confidential, up to a point where the witness was willing to come forward". Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Democrats for days have been demanding an FBI investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, but Republicans had refused to seek one. John Cornyn of Texas, to make their case to Flake.

"They're refusing to vote because this is so unfair, Mr. chairman", said Sen.

The FBI investigation into these allegations is not a criminal one.

Both told their stories to the Senate Judiciary Committee separately Thursday in lengthy hearings.

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"While I would gladly welcome the opportunity to work with President Trump on a new nominee for this critically important position, if Judge Kavanaugh's nomination comes before the full Senate for a vote under these circumstances, I will oppose it".

"On Monday, I stood in front of your office", Ana Maria Archila, co-executive director of the non-profit Centre for Popular Democracy Action, told Senator Flake.

Democrat Chris Coons told reporters that Flake only struck the deal with Democrats "after having reassurances from some other senators in his party".

"This country is being ripped apart here", Flake said. "We owe them due diligence". There are already people saying, 'Oh a week's not enough.' We tried to limit the time duration for the investigation, and limit the scope to the current allegations. Mitch McConnell on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Trump's decision on a limited FBI investigation against Kavanaugh came after the Republicans agreed to it. "The country needs to hear that".

Three women have publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Democratic candidate Andy Levin called out Kavanaugh for blaming the Clinton's for these allegations, citing "revenge". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said.

At the committee vote neared Friday, senators on both sides of the aisle took turns giving their reasons for supporting or opposing Kavanaugh, many in impassioned terms.

Kavanaugh said he "will continue to cooperate" with what the Senate asks of him.

Flake returned to the committee room where almost two hours of hushed, bipartisan discussion began.

"If the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any law enforcement agency requests Mr. Judge's cooperation, he will answer any and all questions posed to him", said Judge's lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder. "But they will feel better about the process", he said.