Attorneys for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford late Wednesday slammed the FBI background investigation into President Trump's Surpeme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, after it was revealed that the agency's probe appears to be over. Also interviewed were two others Ford said were present but in a different room: Patrick "P.J". The judge denies all the allegations made against him.
Sens. Corker and Mike Rounds, R-S.D., said senators were expecting reports that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents compile on their interviews with subjects, perhaps accompanied by a cover letter.
Democrats are raising new questions about the truthfulness of U.S. supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to the USA senate.
Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence a potential tie-breaking vote, meaning they can only lose one vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.
Also Wednesday, the National Council of Churches, a coalition of 38 denominations, released a statement saying Kavanaugh should withdraw his nomination.
"I don't like what the president said last night", he said.
On Tuesday, Graham said he thought Kavanaugh would be nominated. Two Republican votes against Kavanaugh's confirmation sinks it if every Democrat votes no.
As Republicans fight headwinds ahead of the November 6 midterm elections, Trump sought to rally his supporters behind Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to fill the seat of Thad Cochran, who retired in April.
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Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME told reporters that Trump's lampooning of Ford at a Tuesday night MS campaign rally was "just plain wrong." Sen.
FILE - In this February 15, 2018, photo, Sen.
Senator Susan Collins, another of the trio of senators yet to come out in support of the conservative jurist, said Trump's comments "were just plain wrong". Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, called it "wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable", and Republican Sen.
"It is troubling that the committee majority has characterized information from Judge Kavanaugh's confidential background investigation on Twitter, as that information is confidential and not subject to public release, " Democrats, led by Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat of IL, wrote to the committee's chairman, Chuck Grassley. "I never saw Brett black out or not be able to remember the prior evening's events, nor did I ever see Brett act aggressive, hostile or in a sexually aggressive manner to women", wrote one of them, Dan Murphy, a former suitemate of Kavanaugh. She said Ford has "been treated like a Faberge egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president", and said Trump was merely "pointing out factual inconsistencies". "That's the only thing I remember".
"How many years ago was it?" I don't know. I don't know. "I know this because I heard Brett and his friends using these terms on multiple occasions". I don't know. I don't know.
But Sanders argued that Trump was simply pointing out gaps in Ford's testimony that had also been noted by sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who was hired by Republican senators to question her during the hearing.
"Man up and say it's your decision, not ours, " Schumer said.
And each morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have lobbed not-so-veiled shots at each other from across the Senate floor. - Twitter user @Dr_Dastardly, one of hundreds (thousands?) to tweet jokes about that "presidential alert " issued to smartphones across the United States Wednesday as a test of a Federal Emergency Management Agency system created to warn residents of national emergencies.