Christine Blasey Ford will only give documents to Federal Bureau of Investigation

04 October, 2018, 01:02 | Author: Courtney Perry

President Donald Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford sparked an immediate backlash Wednesday among two critical Republican swing votes on the nomination of Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh, with Sens.

President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference on trade among the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Washington. 'I don't remember.' How did you get there? "The president is very confident in his nominee, as he's stated time and time again, and we expect the Senate to vote, and we hope they do that soon", she said. "I thought her testimony was very compelling, and she looks like a very fine woman to me, very fine woman", Trump said of Ford while speaking to reporters on Friday.

"With that being said, I'd like it to go quickly ..." Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied all allegations. The Senate's Republican leaders are planning a vote on Kavanaugh this week.

A White House official told CNN that the White House has made it clear to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that agents are not limited in their expanded background search.

At the Capitol, Schumer said questions surrounding Kavanaugh extend beyond sexual assault and now encompass his truthfulness and judicial temperament.

FBI investigators had not reached out to a third woman who said she witnessed Kavanaugh engage in "inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s", her attorney, Michael Avenatti, wrote on Twitter early Sunday morning. "That's all I know".

"And when I see what's going on right now, it's scary", adding that at the moment he fears more for his sons.

President Trump reiterated his support for Mr Kavanaugh on Tuesday, saying he believed the Senate would approve the judge.


Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT, who sits on the Judiciary Committee and is a frequent Trump critic, slammed Trump for the remark.

Ramirez has said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they both attended Yale University.

Up until this point, Trump had been surprisingly restrained about Dr. Ford's testimony.

"The president was stating the facts", Sanders said. Along with allegations of sexual assault and lack of truthfulness, they must decide whether Kavanaugh has so discredited his own stature as an impartial arbiter that putting him on the Supreme Court risk permanently damaging the judiciary. Told reporters. "If you want people to be candid when they talk to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, you ain't going to make that public".

In a separate statement on Twitter, John Clune, who represents another accuser, Deborah Ramirez, said Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed her on Sunday and accepted a list of more than 20 witnesses who can support her allegations.

The Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 advantage in the Senate heading into the November election.

Democrats have requested copies of all the FBI's witness interviews, and the names of any who decline to co-operate.

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