Democrats renew questions over Brett Kavanaugh's honesty and temperament

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But Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, has not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation since Trump on Friday ordered the agency to take another look at the nominee's background, according to a member of Ford's team.

Trump on Friday ordered the FBI to carry out an investigation lasting up to a week of the allegations against Kavanaugh, acting on a request from Senate Republican leaders who were pressed by moderate senators in Trump's own party.

"I think it's important that the results in some from be shared with the public", Cornyn said, adding that the "usual process" had been turned "on its head".

In last week's hearing, Blasey Ford said Judge witnessed Kavanaugh's alleged assault and jumped on top of them as it happened, sending all three tumbling and allowing her to escape. Democrats have argued that the time limit could prevent the FBI from conducting a thorough investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct that have been leveled against Kavanaugh.

Jeff Flake had a message for his friend Democratic Sen.

Democrats have seized most recently on Mr Kavanaugh's indignant, emotional testimony before the judiciary committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court.

U.S Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh [Courtesy].

The FBI has so far interviewed at least four key witnesses in its investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college.

The FBI interviewed a separate accuser over the weekend - Deborah Ramirez, who has said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when both were students at Yale University in the 1980s.

"In the climate we've got today it's going to be hard for someone like Jeff Flake to get any kind of momentum", he said. I'm a conservative. He's a conservative judge.

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"If every American who drinks beer or every American who drank beer in high school is suddenly presumed guilty of sexual assault, it will be an ugly, new place in this country".

Avenatti, who has repeatedly butted heads with Trump over his representation of adult-film star Stormy Daniels, also said that people have been paying too much attention to one aspect of Swetnick's sworn declaration on the allegations and aren't getting the full picture.

"The White House isn't intervening. The interaction with the members was sharp and partisan, and that concerns me", said Flake, who was instrumental in initiating a week-long FBI investigation into the allegations.

What she has said: "It is important to have a fair process for the sake of both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford, as well as the integrity of both the judicial branch and the Senate confirmation process". "The trauma for a man who has never had any accusations", Trump said.

He and Kavanaugh were classmates at Georgetown Preparatory School, an elite private school outside Washington.P.J. He initially declined several questions on Kavanaugh, angrily denouncing them as off-topic, before returning to the matter.

The Senate's Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of NY, says Kavanaugh seems willing to mislead senators about matters big and small to ensure his confirmation. "Instead, it seems that the Republican goal is to be able to say there was an investigation and it didn't change their view, while the Democrats hope for incriminating evidence to derail the nominee".

"And so, let me make it very clear: the time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close", he said.

"The FBI should do what they have to do to get to the answer", Trump said.

They have seized on his angry performance before senators last week - when he said he was the victim of a "calculated and orchestrated political hit" motivated by Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 election - to suggest that he would not be an impartial figure.

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