WASHINGTON, - Days after being ordered to look into sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has talked with his high school friend Mark Judge, but the interview is not complete, his attorney said on Monday.
Speaking to the issue of the scope of the FBI's investigation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said White House counsel Don McGahn, who is managing Kavanaugh's nomination, "has allowed the Senate to dictate what these terms look like, and what the scope of the investigation is".
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.
Brett Kavanaugh has been teaching a course at Harvard Law for about a decade, the school said.
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. "Not a bad thing, I think it's a good thing", he said.
Kavanaugh fiercely denied the allegation. Vice-President Mike Pence would break any 50-50 tie in Kavanaugh's favour. Chris Coons of DE, who helped broker a deal with key Republicans to secure the limited FBI investigation. That day, Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee alleging she had been pushed into a bedroom at a party when she was in high school, where a drunken Kavanaugh allegedly pinned her on a ted, tried to remove her clothes and put his hand over her mouth so she could not scream. He has previously sent two letters to the Senate committee indicating he does not recall events described by Ford.
Ernst says if no corroboration is turned up she "will continue to support Judge Kavanaugh based on the information" she has. The lectureships at the school are prestigious not something that people are entitled to, she said.More news: Cardi B Turns Herself in to Police Over Strip-Club Fight
Sen. Jeff Flake condemned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's rhetoric and temperament at the Senate Judiciary hearings as too partisan. Joni Ernst in her Senate offices ahead of the Senate confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 31.
She said: "I'm waiting to see what the results are". "The accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, including those by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are credible and grave".
The votes of the three Republicans and those of red-state Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota will largely determine whether Kavanaugh is confirmed. He said senators should also examine if Kavanaugh misled the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing last week, as well as whether he has the temperament to serve on the Supreme Court. A person familiar with the matter said the White House is getting briefed regularly on the investigation.
"It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation's most powerful judges". He would succeed Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote, who retired in July.
In addition to Ford's allegations, two other women have come forward to publicly accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
When pressed again about the details of the scope of the investigation, Trump said he thinks the FBI "should do what they have to do to get the answers". Kavanaugh has called her accusations a "joke".