Kavanaugh Vote Set for Friday as FBI Delivers Report to White House

Kavanaugh Vote Set for Friday as FBI Delivers Report to White House

Kavanaugh Vote Set for Friday as FBI Delivers Report to White House

Another tweet later in the day mentioned polls and said, "The country is with him all the way!"

Three Republican senators key to Brett Kavanaugh's approval to the US Supreme Court blasted President Donald Trump Wednesday for mocking the woman accusing his nominee of sexual assault, as he played to a crowd of thousands at a political rally.

McConnell, a Republican, filed a petition for a so-called cloture vote, which if successful would limit debate on the Kavanaugh nomination and start the clock ticking on a final 30-hour waiting period before the Senate could vote to confirm the nominee.

President Trump's comments were met with laughter and applause from the crowd. The Senate Judiciary Committee expected to receive the report from the FBI Wednesday evening.

To accommodate the senators, and to guard the sensitive information, the FBI's report is expected to be held in a secure room normally reserved only for classified matters.

McConnell announced that the FBI was due to present to the Senate late on Wednesday its highly anticipated supplemental investigation report, which had been demanded by Democrats and a handful of Republicans who wanted a more complete evaluation of the nominee. Two Senate staff members say the plan is to have separate times for Democrats and Republicans.

Instead, the bureau interviewed three people who Ford said attended the party: Mark Judge, Patrick Smyth and Leland Keyser.

White House spokesman Raj Shah says senators "have been given ample time to review this seventh background investigation" into Kavanaugh, who denies accusations of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college.

Last week the Republican president called her a "very credible witness".

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Kavanaugh underwent those prior FBI screenings, starting in 1993, because of his work in various high-level federal government positions, including his stint with the White House Counsel and his current post as an appellate judge. I want it to be comprehensive. "I thought Kavanaugh was treated like crap", Graham said to boos from the festival audience. "I think there are serious questions about both his credibility and his temperament that may to some senators be more important than the activities that occurred in high school". Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said on NBC's "Today" show that the remarks were "kind of appalling".

The allegations have ignited fury across the U.S., including protests from women's groups and sexual assault survivor advocates. "I feel like I'm being silenced".

"I don't know. I don't know", the President continued. I know them too well.

"You know what's personally degrading?"

As Republicans fight headwinds ahead of the November 6 midterm elections, Trump sought to rally his supporters behind Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to fill the seat of Thad Cochran, who retired in April. - Twitter user @Dr_Dastardly, one of hundreds (thousands?) to tweet jokes about that "presidential alert " issued to smartphones across the United States Wednesday as a test of a Federal Emergency Management Agency system created to warn residents of national emergencies. "I had one beer", said the President of the United States, imitating the testimony of, again, a woman who detailed having been sexually assaulted by his Supreme Court pick. I don't know. Where's the house? I don't know. I don't know. 'I don't remember.' How'd you get there?

Experts have said it is not unusual for victims of trauma to remember certain details vividly but have little recollection of other things. Lindsey Graham, Republican of SC, said of Trump's Tuesday night tirade.

In choosing who is telling the truth, 45 percent said Ford is, up from 32 percent ahead of her September 27 testimony.

Officials said Trump is seeking to boost Hyde-Smith as close as possible to the 50 percent threshold and lend momentum for a possible runoff.

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