FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh May Wrap Up by Wednesday

Marsha Scott
October 3, 2018

"You could be somebody that was ideal your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something - doesn't necessarily have to be a woman - but somebody could accuse you of something and you're automatically guilty".

"It's a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of", Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. "This is a very, very, very hard time", he said.

Donnelly, who had been a "maybe" on confirming the nominee facing allegations of sexual assault, on Friday stated that he won't support Judge Kavanaugh.

Judge Kavanaugh and Prof Ford gave public testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday.

Ford admitted she hasn't always been sure of when specifically the alleged attack occurred, but said that establishing Judge's time of employment at the Safeway store would narrow the timeframe. A third claim from Swetnick accuses Kavanaugh of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women at parties in the early 1980s. The attorney is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now investigating.

As Republicans and Democrats clashed over whether the FBI would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a vote on the nomination, FBI agents have been interviewing multiple witnesses from Mr Kavanaugh's high school and college years.

At least 22 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct between the late 1970s and 2013.

Kavanaugh strongly denies the accusation, but President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have instructed the FBI to investigate it and any other "credible allegations" against him.

"This entire process has been an embarrassment to our democracy as Hoosiers watched firsthand how Senator Donnelly's liberal colleagues used uncorroborated allegations to create a media circus designed to smear and destroy Judge Kavanaugh's reputation", Braun said.

Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Ford of California, were brought before the committee on September 24 to testify.

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Brett Kavanaugh has been teaching a course at Harvard Law for about a decade, the school said. The list, reportedly drafted by Senate Republicans, did not include former classmates who contradicted Kavanaugh's testimony about the extent of his youthful drinking and partying.

"We are still here, still outraged", said Rachel Carmon, chief operation officer of Women's March. She had said Monday night that the interview was not completed.

Starting on Tuesday, scores of protesters also planned to deliver morning cups of coffee to Senate offices with messages from victims of sexual assault to encourage them to "wake up to the truth", the Center for Popular Democracy advocacy group said.

What he's said: "I agreed to support him before all of this came out".

"I've thought about this temperament issue", Grassley responded when asked about the issue by reporters on Tuesday.

But the president also said Senate Republicans are determining the parameters of the investigation and "ultimately, they're making the judgment".

NBC News's Przybyla and Caldwell included this testimony to make Kavanaugh seem like a hypocrite.

He added that "of course" the public will eventually get to see the FBI's report on its investigation of Kavanaugh.

While Trump's press conference was called Monday to discuss the trade deal struck Sunday between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the questioning soon turned to the controversy surrounding Kavanaugh's nomination. That means if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote.

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