Mark Judge's lawyer says he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mark Judge's lawyer says he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mark Judge's lawyer says he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

President Donald Trump said Monday he still backs Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, and that the FBI should do a "comprehensive" but speedy investigation into the embattled nominee. Kavanaugh denied her allegation, as well as accusations made by two other women, and accused Democrats of a political "hit".

Another Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has challenged the truthfulness of the Supreme Court nominee's Senate testimony, saying Kavanaugh was often "belligerent and aggressive" when he drank. Ms. Blasey Ford says Mr. Judge was in the bedroom at the house party and ended the assault when he jumped on top of her and Judge Kavanaugh.

Sexual assault and abuse survivor groups in Wisconsin and across the country have condemned the decision of the U.S. Senate judiciary committee to advance the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Another woman, Julie Swetnick, has alleged Kavanaugh was at high school parties in which she claims to have been gang raped. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday that testimony would be taken from Ramirez and Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge, who has been named by two of three women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Judge, a recovering alcoholic, called the allegations "so freakish that, even while suffering from my addiction, I would remember actions so outlandish".

"I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion", the president tweeted late Saturday.

"For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee".

Trump pledged in a White House Rose Garden press conference that he would not constrain the FBI's inquiry but he also so far has not released the written scope of work that lays out the assignment to the bureau.

Quoting an unnamed senior USA official, NBC reported that the FBI's witness list does not include Julie Swetnick, the third accuser to come forward with a claim against Mr Kavanaugh.

Democrats expressed concern on Sunday about reported efforts to stymie the probe, which comes after the Judiciary Committee approved Mr Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday before it goes to the full Senate for a final vote.

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But then she turned to her task, asking a series of small questions about the accuracy of statements Ford made. All said Ford told them about the alleged assault before Kavanaugh's nomination to the high court.

Kavanaugh denies both Ford's and Ramirez's allegations. "They'll be doing things that we have never even thought of", Trump said as he left the White House for a trip to West Virginia.

Although there were wide gaps by gender, race and party affiliation, overall 48 percent of voters said that after last week's hearing featuring Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, the Senate should give him the thumbs down, the Quinnipiac University survey found.

In a separate report, NBC quoted a senior U.S. official and a second source as saying the limits imposed by the White House on the inquiry remained in place, despite Trump's tweet.

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"We certainly want the FBI to do a real investigation", Sen.

Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, told NPR she had made a decision to tell her story of abuse a few days prior to the interaction in the elevator with Flake.

Ludington said he "cringed" when he watched the Fox News interview with Kavanaugh and his wife Monday and when Kavanaugh testified under oath on Thursday to the judiciary committee.

Not so, argued Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, contending the Democrats are simply looking to "move the goalposts" to prevent Kavanaugh's confirmation.

They are expected to compile their findings in a new report for the White House that it would then share with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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