Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Brett Kavanaugh: Details of 1985 Connecticut Bar Brawl Surface

Brett Kavanaugh: Details of 1985 Connecticut Bar Brawl Surface

"Guilty until proven innocent".

"She's always had my back", Trump said. "This is a very, very, very hard time", he said.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen.

President Donald Trump directed the FBI to reopen its background investigation of Kavanaugh last Friday.

As Republicans fight headwinds ahead of the November 6 midterm election, Mr. Trump rallied his supporters behind Sen. Well, then they received the most pages of documents ever produced for a Supreme Court nomination.

The nomination has become a politically explosive issue ahead of November 6 elections, when control of Congress is at stake.

Some Republicans fear pushing ahead with Kavanaugh's confirmation could alienate women voters, while Democrats are seeking to capitalize on the controversy.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake has condemned Donald Trump " s mockery of a woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of assaulting her as "kind of appalling'.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawaii, said, "We're going to put a conspiracy theory believer on the court?" "You can be somebody that was ideal your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something ... and you're automatically guilty".

Officials said Trump is seeking to boost Hyde-Smith as close as possible to the 50 percent threshold and lend momentum for a possible runoff.

■The Post reported that as of Monday afternoon agents had interviewed at least four people: three who were identified as attending a party in Maryland where Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers; and a second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, who says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when both were Yale students.

Ford, a California psychology professor, told the Senate that she is "100%" certain Kavanaugh was her attacker.

Blasey Ford's Lawyer Slams Trump For 'Vicious, Vile And Soulless Attack'
The Arizona senator said the probe should be "up to standard" and that any "current, credible" allegation should be looked into. After the event, the Atlantic's Elaina Plott asked Flake if his comments meant he would not vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"What neighbourhood was it in?"

"The initial defense that Judge Kavanaugh gave was something - like I told my wife I hope that I would sound that indignant if I were - if I felt that I was unjustly, you know, maligned". 'Where's the house?' I don't know. I don't know. Upstairs? "I don't remember", Trump said, mocking Ford's answers during last week's hearing. "This is not a man that said. he was ideal with respect to alcohol".

The strategy came as the FBI conducts a limited investigation into allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh but with great uncertainty about whether the probe will unearth anything conclusive by the end of the week, when Republicans are pressing for a vote. "We simply can't", Flake, who is retiring as a senator in January, said at an event in Washington.

Earlier Tuesday, Senate Republicans and Democrats sparred over the ongoing FBI investigation, which is expected to be completed by Friday.

Judge Kavanaugh's most forceful defender in Congress, Sen.

"Although we do not know the status of the investigation, we are not aware of the FBI affirmatively reaching out to any of those witnesses", Clune said in a tweeted statement. He said Kavanaugh seemed willing to "mislead senators about everything from the momentous to the mundane" to ensure his ascension to the high court.

"What I can tell you with certainty is that we'll have an Federal Bureau of Investigation report this week and we'll have a vote this week", McConnell told reporters. She had said Monday night that the interview was not completed.

His lawyer, Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder, would not say when the interview concluded or what Mr Judge was asked.

At the Capitol, Schumer said questions surrounding Kavanaugh extend beyond sexual assault and now encompass his truthfulness and judicial temperament. Judge has previously denied any memory of such an incident.

In testimony provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday, Ford claimed that Judge, who is a former classmate of Kavanaugh's, was "urging Brett on", during her alleged attack, at times telling Kavanaugh to stop.

Chuck Grassley, the Republican chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, separately demanded in a letter to Ford's lawyers that they provide a range of materials to determine whether her allegations are credible.

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