Brett Kavanaugh: Looking ahead to what's next for the Supreme Court nominee

Jeff Flake is scheduled to appear in Boston next week

President Donald Trump says he found the testimony by a woman who said she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago to be "very compelling", but added that he'd given no consideration to the idea of nominating someone else.

On Thursday, Kavanaugh refused multiple times to explicitly say he was in favor of the FBI conducting an investigation into Ford's allegations, even after several Democratic senators asked the Supreme Court nominee about this.

"I do think something bad happened to Dr. Ford and I'm very sorry, but I do not believe Judge Kavanaugh was involved or had anything to do with it and that's why I will support (Kavanaugh's) nomination", Kennedy said in a phone interview with Louisiana reporters.

Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor Republicans hired to question Ford and Kavanaugh, also touched on this date on Thursday in a riveting day of testimony seen by millions, as The Washington Post reported.

In the letter, Keyser said she's willing to cooperate "fully with the FBI's supplemental investigation of Dr. Christine Ford's allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh".

"I think we're all pretty confident, given that we've been through this process a number of times, but we would assess that at that point", Sanders said.

Late on Saturday, Trump called the NBC report incorrect on Twitter, saying, "Actually, I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion".

"White House spokesman Raj Shah said the Senate set the scope and duration of the investigation and that the White House is letting the FBI agents do what they are trained to do".

Coons and Flake said Kavanaugh's emotional but sharply partisan approach to his defense made them question his fitness for the highest court in the land.

"There's going to be a supplemental FBI background investigation", he said. She expressed sympathy for Ford, but said Kavanaugh deserved protection, too.

To Hannah King, a college senior from Bristol, Tennessee, Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of a drunken attack by Kavanaugh at a 1982 party when both were in high school were jarring and scary.

An attorney for Leland Keyser, who Ford says was at the party, was also willing to cooperate with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but Keyser's attorney has said her client has no recollection of the party where the assault is said to have happened.

Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) charged Sunday that Sen.

Complying with the Senate's request, Trump directed the FBI Friday night to re-open its background investigation into Kavanaugh with the probe "limited in scope and completed in less than one week".

"There's been a great deal of public discussion about the #MeToo movement today versus the Year of the Woman nearly 27 years ago", she said at Thursday's hearing. "But I was really struck that I thought his anger got the best of him".

'A lot of times, you cope by suppressing and forgetting, ' said King, who leads the King University College Republicans.

Swetnick has alleged in a sworn declaration that Kavanaugh and Judge were present at a party in the early 1980s where she was gang raped.

During Thursday's hearing, Feinstein denied her office had mishandled Ford's letter, reported Fox News. Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sen. "While I would gladly welcome the opportunity to work with President Trump on a new nominee for this critically important position, if Judge Kavanaugh's nomination comes before the full Senate for a vote under these circumstances, I will oppose it".

Flake's made-for-TV moment in the hearing room was indicative of how wrenching things had become on Capitol Hill in the 24 hours since Ford publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers. "I would like to find out as part of it who leaked the papers".

Leaving the hearing this past Friday, Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, said it was his understanding there would be an FBI investigation of "the outstanding allegations, the three of them", but Republicans have not said whether that was their understanding as well. "His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting", Trump said.



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