Sen. Chuck Schumer says Kavanaugh demonstrated partisanship, may have lied to Senate

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate majority whip and a member of the Judiciary Committee, told reporters Tuesday that he was "hopeful" that the Senate would release some kind of "summary" or "statement" informing the public about the results of a FBI follow-up investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Mr Trump ordered the FBI to carry out an investigation, lasting up to a week, of the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh after Senate Republican leaders were pressed by moderate senators in Mr Trump's own party.

President Donald Trump said Monday he still backs Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, and that the FBI should do a "comprehensive" but speedy investigation into the embattled nominee.

"She was compelling. Just extremely compelling and I think everybody said that on both sides", he said. They've said that they do want a full investigation.

They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said she thought a Friday vote on Kavanaugh would not give senators enough time to evaluate the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who pushed to initiate the FBI's investigation, during a Monday event in Boston.

Facing New Hampshire voters at Saint Anselm College, Flake repeatedly condemned the rise of "tribalism" shaping the Supreme Court debate and US politics. "His credibility is in real doubt - doubt enough for a lot of Americans to say this man should not be on the Supreme Court".

The White House has given the FBI clearance to interview anyone it wants to by Friday in its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has denied Ramirez's account that he exposed himself to her and thrust his genitalia in her face during a party at a Yale dormitory when they were both students there, as reported September 23 by The New Yorker. "When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive", Mr Ludington said. I actually think it's a good thing for Judge Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh testified Thursday that claims of misconduct and sexual assault from 1982 are untrue. Judge has denied the allegations, as has Kavanaugh.

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But at the same point in time, the White House has put out statements from two college friends who say Kavanaugh did not behave that way.

"I feel bad for our country", Trump said.

Trump also lashed out at Senate Judiciary ranking member Dianne Feinstein, accusing the California Democrat of leaking a confidential letter from Trump's first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, although media outlets like The Intercept have stated that neither she nor her staff were their source.

'This is not a man that said that he was ideal with respect to alcohol, ' said Trump, who found the testimony 'excellent'. A spokesman for McConnell declined to clarify whether McConnell was referring to procedural votes or a final vote on confirming Kavanaugh.

Another woman, Julie Swetnick, has alleged Kavanaugh was at high school parties in which she claims to have been gang raped.

During his remarks, McConnell also mocked new reports that Kavanaugh was involved in a bar fight while in college, sarcastically calling it a "bombshell".

Judge, a conservative writer, was a friend and classmate of Kavanaugh's at Georgetown Preparatory School, a private, all-male Catholic school in North Bethesda, Maryland.

"And so, let me make it very clear: the time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close", he said.

They have seized on his angry performance before senators last week - when he said he was the victim of a "calculated and orchestrated political hit" motivated by Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 election - to suggest that he would not be an impartial figure.