Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Jeff Flake critiques Kavanaugh's 'sharp and partisan' rhetoric at Senate hearing

The FBI has so far interviewed at least four key witnesses in its investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual misconduct FBI contacted in its investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh? Who has FBI conta
Leonard Rios | 02 October, 2018, 21:01

At a rally that drew hundreds to Boston City Hall, New York congressional candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez warned Flake and other elected leaders that voters would end their careers should they support Trump's Supreme Court nominee. He said Kavanaugh seemed willing to "mislead senators about everything from the momentous to the mundane" to ensure his ascension to the high court.

Trump on Monday said he was impressed with Kavanaugh's candor about his alcohol use, which is now being scrutinized by some Democratic senators. Cozzolino said he then got hit on the ear with a glass. "The trauma for a man who has never had any accusations", Trump said.

The White House instructed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to interview anyone it deems relevant to the inquiry, but required the work to be done by Friday, according to the person familiar with the discussions, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. "But rather the fact that Judge Kavanaugh-now listen to this-drank beer in high school and in college, or the fact that he was rightfully angry", McConnell said.

His attorney, Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder, wouldn't say Tuesday when the interview concluded or what Judge was asked.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Sunday, "I'm very concerned about this, because the White House should not be allowed to micromanage an FBI investigation".

"With that being said, I'd like it to go quickly".

He also said he believes Mr Kavanaugh did not lie during his testimony to the Judiciary Committee about the extent of his drinking in high school and college.

Delay, delay, delay. Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell (R-KY) says that's what he expects - more obstruction tactics from Democrats.

Kavanaugh, nominated by President Donald Trump, lashed out at Democratic senators during the hearing, frequently interrupting them.

Last Friday, the deciding vote to send Kavanaugh's confirmation to the full Senate came from Arizona Sen. Granted, Dems might argue they're taking a bigger risk now voting for Kavanaugh given [sexual misconduct] allegations, but Graham still sees himself as someone who should be a model for bipartisan fairness....

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Kavanaugh has denied claims of sexual misconduct by three different women - Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick.

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

Kavanaugh has denied that allegation. Autumn Davis confirms nine people were charged but declines to comment further.

U.S Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh [Courtesy]. And some law school students have held protests and plan to call voters to speak out against Kavanaugh.

Judge Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge has been interviewed by agents. Ramirez has separately accused Kavanaugh in a report from The New Yorker of inappropriate sexual behavior related to his time at Yale.

Kavanaugh has denied assaulting Ford. Chris Coons of DE, who helped broker a deal with key Republicans to secure the limited FBI investigation. After hearing from Ford and Kavanaugh last week, and meeting with sexual assault survivors, Collins encouraged calls for an FBI investigation before the Senate votes.

President Trump ordered the FBI to investigate the sexual malfeasance claims against Kavanaugh after Senator Jeff Flake caved to the Democrat's demands because two leftist activist women shrieked at him in an elevator. She said he pinned her to a bed, attempted to forcibly remove her clothes and prevented her from screaming.

Trump's Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin. He says there is mounting evidence that the appeals court judge isn't credible.

Democrats have seized most recently on Kavanaugh's indignant, emotional testimony before the Judiciary Committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court.

At least three women have accused Kavanaugh of years-ago misconduct.

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