Trump says it's 'a very scary time for young men in America'

Trump says it's 'a very scary time for young men in America'

Following this admission, Flake was confronted on his way back to the chambers in an elevator by two sexual assault survivors, which seemingly affected stipulation that he would only vote Kavanaugh out of the committee if there was an FBI investigation into the assault allegations against the judge.

President Donald Trump, for his part, said on Monday that the FBI would be able to interview any witnesses necessary, saying in a press conference that he wants them to "do a very comprehensive investigation". He has denied all accusations.

Now let's look at what the FBI is trying to find out during its weeklong investigation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Timing also is a considerable factor when it comes to the mid-term elections and Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted the next day to advance Kavanaugh out of the committee and towards a full Senate vote, but Sen. Vice-President Mike Pence would break any 50-50 tie in Kavanaugh's favour.

Ludington said he would not discuss Kavanaugh with the media, but would tell his story to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Mitchell, who worked as a sex-crimes prosecutor for almost 25 years in Arizona, pointed out what she identified as timing inconsistencies. Last week, a triumvirate of Republican senators - Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - vowed to withhold support for the nominee unless the White House allowed a supplemental background check into claims of sexual assault against Kavanaugh from California university professor Christine Blasey Ford.

"We don't want to go on a witch hunt, do we?"

"That would include the allegations that were brought by Julie Swetnick", the statement said, referring to the third woman to come forward, after Ford and Deborah Ramirez. Unfortunately, the message the Judiciary Committee sent today is that Dr. Ford is lying. That includes Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge.

"People need to read the entirety of her declaration and not just focus on paragraph 13", Avenatti said.

"I watched him and I was surprised at how vocal he was about the fact that he likes beer".

As the investigation is not a criminal one, the FBI will not say whether they believe the allegations are true.

Murkowski is not on the committee, but also has not announced how she will vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

The New York Times also reported that Kavanaugh was questioned but not charged by police after a 1985 bar fight in New Haven, Connecticut where he was accused of throwing ice on a fellow patron.

The Senate confirmation hearing is not a trial, noted Mitchell, but she said she provided her assessment based on a legal context.

Among the witnesses interviewed were men who California college professor Christine Blasey Ford says were present at a party of teenagers in the early 1980s at which she says she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh.

Three days ago, the Republican senator single-handedly delayed Kavanaugh's confirmation proceedings by insisting on an FBI investigation as a condition for his support. Bruce, in a statement, said Smyth answered all of the investigators' questions.

U.S Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh [Courtesy].

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

His fate now rests with a handful of wavering senators who must decide whether he is suitable to sit on the land's highest court in a vote expected later this week.

Some Republican senators had made clear to the White House through phone calls that a severely limited investigation into Kavanaugh was not what they had in mind when they launched the probe on Friday.

The latest Supreme Court session opened on Monday, with eight justices.

Mr Kavanaugh denied her allegation, as well as accusations made by two other women, and accused Democrats of making him the victim of a political "hit". But he again immediately pivoted to saying the Kavanaughs have been treated poorly.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that Mr Kavanaugh will not teach at Harvard Law School in the winter, where he has taught for the past 10 years.

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