Former classmate says Trump court nominee lied about his drinking

Former classmate says Trump court nominee lied about his drinking

Former classmate says Trump court nominee lied about his drinking

After truly Herculean pressure and the threat of defection from Republican senators, President Donald Trump finally agreed on Friday to reopen the background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid mutiple allegations of sexual assault.

The apparent go-ahead for an un-proscribed interview, reported by the New York Times and as stated by President Trump a press conference, follows reports that the White House counsel had told investigators to limit their queries to a small group of people.

In a statement to the ME newspaper the Portland Press Herald, a spokeswoman for Collins said she, Murkowski and Flake "advocated for the additional background investigation because she believed that it could help the senators evaluate the claims that have been brought to the Judiciary committee".

Appearing at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston, Flake said on Monday that he wants the FBI to conduct a "real investigation" and not one that "just gives us more cover". (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Christine Blasey Ford testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 27, 2018.

Two other women have made similar sex abuse allegations against Kavanaugh. "The trauma for a man who has never had any accusations", Trump said.

The others were Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge and P.J. Smyth, as well as Ford friend Leland Keyser, who Ford says attended the party where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her. "Not a bad thing, I think it's a good thing", he said.

Ford shared her allegation at an extraordinary congressional hearing last week that also included Kavanaugh's angry and emotional denial.

Judge, a conservative writer, was a friend and classmate of Kavanaugh's at Georgetown Preparatory School, a private, all-male Catholic school in North Bethesda, Maryland.

The two women who confronted Flake were left-wing activists with the Center for Popular Democracy, according to John Fund of National Review.

The only stipulation from the White House was that the FBI conclude its investigation within a week.

He pledged that the full USA senate would begin voting on Mr Kavanaugh's nomination this week.

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The ongoing saga surrounding Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court continues to drag on, despite the United States senate judicial committee offering its conditional support for the next step of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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.

Julie Swetnick in a photo provided by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, on Twitter.

Ford's wrenching testimony Thursday engendered expressions of deep sympathy from many viewers, and scores of women shared accounts on social media of having been victims of sexual aggression.

"He was very strong on the fact that he drank a lot, so I don't see where they would find a discrepancy", Trump said.

Protesters rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the Senate Judiciary Committee debates his confirmation, September 28, 2018, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, said McConnell's spokesman Don Stewart. "The one thing I want is speed".

Last week, Heather Gerken, the law school's dean, called for further investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, echoing the recommendation of the American Bar Association on Friday. "We request your patience as the FBI completes its investigation".

He returned to the theme during a campaign rally in Tennessee, where he accused opposition Democrats of being motivated by politics.

Trump stressed that he wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation to move quickly and that he continues to stand by his Supreme Court nominee, praising him for living "an exemplary life" and lamenting the effect of the national attention on Kavanaugh's wife and children.

Trump said he was surprised at how much Kavanaugh talked about his beer drinking while in school.

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