FBI contacts Kavanaugh’s Yale classmate and accuser as it begins investigation

FBI contacts Kavanaugh’s Yale classmate and accuser as it begins investigation

FBI contacts Kavanaugh’s Yale classmate and accuser as it begins investigation

In a statement released by the White House on Friday, Kavanaugh said he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation throughout the selection process and participated in several background calls with the Senate.

A new poll finds that 58 percent of voters in West Virginia think Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the Supreme Court following his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Minutes before the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to move Kavanaugh to the floor for a final vote, Senator Jeff Flake called for a supplemental FBI investigation into Kavanaugh.

By contrast, he wrote, "Accusations as serious as those made by Ford and others against Kavanaugh - which allege he was guilty of criminal conduct - should not stand without clear and convincing evidence of their truth in a nation where the courts presume an accused person is innocent until proven guilty".

Trump said he had no message for senators undecided about whether they would vote to confirm Kavanaugh, like Sens.

Kavanaugh has vigorously denied the allegations.

Ms. Keyser was among Ms. Ford's best friends at Holton-Arms, the all-girl private school in Bethesda not far from Mr. Kavanaugh's boy-only Georgetown Preparatory. Hours later, Trump ordered an FBI investigation of Kavanaugh upon Republican Sen.

Christine Blasey Ford is flanked by her attorneys Debra Katz left and Michael Bromwich at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on Thursday Sept 27 2018. Blasey testified about her accusation that Judge Brett Kavanaugh President Trump
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However, he also said that the delay could eventually help both Republicans, and Kavanaugh himself. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a frequent Trump critic, called for a renewed inquiry into Ford's allegation. It also gives cover to wavering Republicans like Sens.

"It would be helpful with anyone's resources if - to figure out when he worked there, if people are wanting more details from me about when the attack occurred", Ford said.

"Judge Kavanaugh is a good man". While witnesses in a criminal case can be subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, witnesses to a background investigation don't face a similar law enforcement tool to get them to talk. I wish that I could express the confidence that some of my colleagues have conveyed about what either did or did not happen in the early 1980s, but I left the hearing yesterday with as much doubt as certainty.

The prospect of a new investigation puts Kavanaugh's nomination in jeopardy.

Mark Judge, who Ford says was in the room with Kavanaugh when he pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth while trying to remove her clothes, has also denied the incident took place.

But other than that timeline and brief mention, the fact that two men came to the Senate Judiciary Committee to present themselves as potential predators got little attention. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the committee, said they "learned about the two anonymous men from the press when they forwarded the release".

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Kavanaugh has also been accused by a second woman of exposing himself during a college party at Yale, something he has denied. He unequivocally denied all of the allegations, testifying that there was not a kernel of truth in any of these allegations.

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