Trump reminds anti-Kavanaugh senators they are not angels


He has denied every accusation.

This comes after President Donald Trump directed the FBI to open a background investigation of Kavanaugh on Friday in wake of a statement Sen.

The problem, of course, is that is all anti-Kavanaugh theorizing.

The prosecutor joined a private meeting with all Senate Republicans on Thursday after the hearing, where she told the senators that after the eight hours of testimony she heard, she would not have prosecuted Kavanaugh for assault, according to two officials familiar with her remarks.

Jeff Flake (R-AZ) called for the probe, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) now says the vote will occur soon. "That issue supersedes all the others", Schumer said Tuesday. Vice-President Mike Pence would break any 50-50 tie in Kavanaugh's favour. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into what it deems as "credible" allegations of sexual assault.

Ernst is among six Republican women in the Senate.

As hundreds of supporters cheered, Trump delivered a crude imitation of Ford from her testimony, in which she vividly described a violent sexual assault by Kavanaugh in the early 1980s but admitted that details of the time and place were lost to memory. The president said it is "scary" because "you can be (found) guilty of something you may not be guilty of".

In a letter Tuesday night, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee pressed Ford to turn over more information to support her claim and accused her lawyers of "withholding material evidence." Sen. Ford has alleged that Judge was in the room when Kavanaugh assaulted her.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said Tuesday evening that it is reviewing the allegations in the aticle and "vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation". She told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that California college professor Christine Blasey (BLAH'-zee) Ford's sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh lacks corroboration.

Kavanaugh's confirmation hinges on a handful of key Republican and Democratic senators who have not yet fully tipped their votes, including Republican Sens.

The Senate confirmation hearing is not a trial, noted Mitchell, but she said she provided her assessment based on a legal context.
Afterward, Mitchell told Republican senators in a memo that a "reasonable prosecutor" would not bring charges against Kavanaugh based exclusively on Ford's testimony.

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Former classmates have since stepped forward to say that Kavanaugh was a frequent drunk.

Asked about that idea, Mr. Trump said he is focused on getting Judge Kavanaugh approved right now.

The President also hit out at Senate Democrats who questioned the integrity of his Supreme Court nominee.

Kavanaugh would replace Anthony Kennedy, who he once served as a law clerk, on the top court. Kavanaugh has denied the incident.

Democrats are raising questions both about the truthfulness of Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to the Senate and whether he has the temperament for the lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. He also said he never saw Kavanaugh black out.

Swetnick has not. She alleged in an affivadit that Kavanaugh engaged in "abusive and physically aggressive behaviour towards girls" at parties in Maryland in the early 1980s.

But Trump spent much of the rally lamenting the treatment of Kavanaugh by Democrats, whose attacks, he said, had taken their toll on the judge's family.

"You can't lie your way onto the Supreme Court, and with that statement out, he's gone too far", Brookes added.

The announcement was made in an email from administrators to law students on Monday.

He said the Democrats are undermining Mr Kavanaugh's credibility and are "willing to do anything or hurt anyone" to submarine his agenda. He has taught at the law school for about a decade.