Senate Republicans were growing more confident they would win the 10:30 a.m. (1430 GMT) vote after two wavering Republican senators responded positively on Thursday to an Federal Bureau of Investigation report on accusations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.
Grassley said the full Senate should vote on Saturday on Kavanaugh's nomination - an appointment that could shift the nine-member bench to the right for decades to come.
He'll vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation as long as there is an FBI investigation into Ford's allegations.
Most Democrats opposed Mr Trump's nomination of Mr Kavanaugh from the outset.
Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who had been a swing vote on a panel now equally divided between four conservative and four liberal justices.
Sen. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who is retiring, said he intends to vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
The 53-year-old judge made what were in effect closing arguments by acknowledging that he became "very emotional" when forcefully denying the allegations at a judiciary committee hearing last week.
Speaking to Democrats during Kavanaugh's testimony last Thursday, Graham said "What you want to do is destroy this guy's life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020".
"I was subjected to wrongful and sometimes vicious allegations", he wrote.
UB40 Want Nothing to Do With Brett Kavanaugh Asked whether Mr Trump's comments would affect her vote, Senator Murkowski told reporters, "I am taking everything into account". The letter also says Kavanaugh gave "intemperate, inflammatory" responses and was "discourteous" to senators.
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The confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh may be coming to a close, but the controversy surrounding Dr. Christine Blasey Ford appears to be ongoing.
All eyes are on the key Republicans who could make or break the confirmation - Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. They're being protected by U.S. Capitol Police. Democrats must gain two Senate seats and 23 House seats to claim majorities in each chamber, enabling them to block Trump's agenda and investigate his administration.
At a MS election rally late Tuesday, Trump ridiculed Ford's accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Just one physical copy of the report will be available, and only to senators and 10 committee staffers cleared to view the material.
Another Democratic Senator, Richard Blumenthal, told reporters it was a "whitewash".
None of the three undecided Republicans would say if they had made their minds up one way or another. Kavanaugh strongly denies the allegations and says he has never sexually assaulted anyone.
In his testimony, Kavanaugh complained about "a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election".
Kavanaugh stressed that "a good judge must be an umpire-a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no political party, litigant or policy" and who is not "swayed by public pressure". Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, deflected, saying, "This is not a comprehensive FBI investigation on which we can draw conclusions". But he did not apologize for his behavior at the hearing, in which he interrupted senators, turned questions about drinking back on them and seeded his opening remarks with comments about "revenge on behalf of the Clintons" and left-wing groups.
He said the investigation was thorough, and for the witnesses interviewed "it's a cross between an endoscopy and a colonoscopy".
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Attorneys for Deborah Ramirez, who also has accused the judge of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray saying they were "deeply disappointed" that agents had not followed up on their interview with her by talking to the more than 20 witnesses she identified as being able to corroborate her account of his behaviour. Mr Kavanaugh and Prof Ford were not interviewed.
She dropped off the radar in June amid reports she was involved in an investigation into tax evasion in the film industry. Of course, it seems unlikely that Fan was the only star in China using "yin-yang contracts".
Ford's lawyers said on Tuesday she had offered her full cooperation with the FBI in its investigation but had received no reply. People also slammed him for his insensitivity. "How many years ago was it?" He has denied all the allegations against him.
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. Kavanaugh has denied claims of sexual misconduct by three different women - Ford , Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick .
Nugroho said that by far, 26 foreign countries and two global organisations had offered relief aids to the Indonesian Government. For now, many people are having to sleep on the street with limited access to food or vital medications, the BBC reports .
For both the judge, and the nation, the stakes are high: If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace retired Justice Anthony M. Trump's mocking remarks come amid a protracted and heated confirmation process for Kavanaugh.
Prithvi Shaw becomes the second youngest Indian to score a maiden test ton after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar . Both Keemo Paul and debutant Sherman Lewis kept on bowling outside off making Shaw's life slightly easier.
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The Dodgers offense was able to get the job done against Rockies starter German Marquez as well, beginning in the fourth inning. Led by a 2-run homer from Corey Bellinger, the Dodgers jumped all over the Rockies from the opening bell and never looked back.
More importantly, Shaw had the confidence of several hundreds under his belt when he walked out to bat for India Thursday morning. Rishabh Pant (17) and skipper Virat Kohli (72) were at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day.
The Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015 to spark a run to the NLCS, which ended at the hands of the New York Mets. As for the bullpen, Cole Hamels will be available in relief and Pedro Strop could see his first action since September 13.
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The political purposes point is especially important, he noted , since people can not opt out of the presidential alert . Americans went nuts on Wednesday when they received a startling message on their phones titled " Presidential Alert ".
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Also on the agenda is Russian training for Indian astronauts as New Delhi aims to launch its first crewed space mission in 2022. For the 19th Annual Bilateral Summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in New Delhi today.
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Tensions eased somewhat after several high-profile German-Turkish nationals were released this year, but five remain behind bars. The pastor, who rejects the charges, had been jailed until he was released to home detention on July 25 for health reasons.
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There are facts that she can not remember: "how she got home, how she got there, where the house was, what the date was". Judge, identified by Ford as a witness to the alleged assault, has denied any memory of such an incident.
Man City earn late win at Hoffenheim through David Silva
Pep Guardiola's side, who suffered a 2-1 loss at home to Lyon in their Group F opener, fell behind inside 44 seconds on Tuesday. Manchester City have become the first English side in Champions League history to lose four consecutive matches.
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The Nobel Prizes make up a curious institution. "The inventions being honoured this year have revolutionised laser physics". Their technique is now used in corrective eye surgery. "Really? I thought there might've been more", Strickland replied.