Hirono: Kavanaugh FBI investigation must cover 'the 3 credible' accusations


"We can confirm the FBI has reached out to interview Ms. Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation", Clune said in a statement.

"I can say this whole process has affected all of us", he said. Judge said in the letter he doesn't know Swetnick and denied her allegations. Yet his calendar marks several get-togethers with a friend nicknamed "Squi" - whom Kavanaugh identified as Chris Garett - who was going out with Ford at the time, she testified.

Ford continued, "He was just nervous and not really wanting to speak with me, and he looked a little bit ill".

Kennedy, R-Louisiana, said he believes that something happened to Ford, but that her memory is faulty. "Why Ramirez but not my client?" "Donald Trump is not supposed to be determining who is credible".

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the White House to ask the FBI to conduct the supplemental investigation, which will be "limited to current credible allegations" and must be done by October 5.

A committee spokesman on Saturday declined to elaborate beyond the statement.

A complicating factor is the White House, which was also not involved in Flake's deal.

An FBI spokeswoman did not immediately respond to questions about the investigation, including how many agents would be assigned and whether it could be completed in a week.

After seeing Ford's powerful testimony, White House aides and allies expressed concern that Kavanaugh, whose nomination already seemed to be teetering, would have difficulty to deliver a strong enough showing to match hers. Democrats pointed to the lack of an impartial investigation and the committee's refusal to call witnesses who might be able to back up her claim, or to seek testimony from the two other women who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

The protest, organized early Friday morning, was intended as a rebuke of Kavanaugh's nomination and the contentious, charged hearing that took place in Washington the day before.

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She again clarified that she has no recollection of the incident Ford alleged.

"Just started, tonight, our 7th FBI investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh".

In an interview published Saturday in The Atlantic, Flake said his refusal to issue a vote on Kavanaugh without a week-long "pause" for an FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh was a last-ditch effort to overcome partisan battles that have plagued the confirmation process. However, Republicans have slim majorities in both the committee and the Senate and can't afford defections in the face of near-unanimous Democratic opposition. "We continue to request this opportunity as we have been doing for days". Here's what she said next.

"No, I haven't talked with anyone from that party", she said. But he says he's not the one who attacked her.

"I have never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not in college, not ever", Kavanaugh told the committee Thursday. He has repeatedly denied the allegations.

Kennedy said he asked Kavanaugh directly before the hearing if the accusations were true. He'd do so, Flake said, if the vote was delayed a week so the FBI could investigate "credible allegations" against the nominee.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday. This supplemental FBI background investigation was requested by undecided members of both parties.

Kavanaugh's supporters and opponents squared off furiously in hearing rooms and protesters crowded the hallways of Congress chanting "November is coming!" - a reference to the upcoming midterm elections.

There will be considerable pressure on the White House to turn over the complete file as soon as possible.

At that point, all senators, as well as a very small group of aides, would have access to it. "Survivors have a right to decide how their stories are made public".