At the request of Congress and under orders from President Donald Trump, the FBI has begun its week-long investigation into accusations brought against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Several Republican leaders joined Flake in his promise, thus ensuring President Trump would order the FBI to investigate. "I'm convinced Judge Kavanaugh was not involved in any of the allegations".
"Any impact that this entire episode has had on women's willingness to come forward and report sexual assault, which I encourage them all to do immediately after it happens, is caused by the Democrats, is caused by Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer not respecting her requests for confidentiality", Cotton said, according to Politico.
He's now a nominee to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; however, during his nominations, he's become the center of a media firestorm due to new sexual allegations brought against him. A name that might surface is Elizabeth Rasor, who might be interviewed herself.
Kavanaugh also issued a statement saying he would cooperate with the investigation.
The responses were divided largely along partisan lines - about two-thirds of Democrats said they believed the allegations and almost two-thirds of Republicans said they did not.
NBC News, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal previously reported that the White House was constraining the investigation, prompting Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee to express concern. President Trump then said, "I'll tell you what". "They're not looking to find derogatory information but if they find it they'll present it".
But if anyone tries to delay the process, Hatch asked that White House lawyers be notified.
If Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell moves forward on a vote without an investigation, Flake said he would vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation to the high court. Agents won't be able to subpoena employment files or records about who rented a beach house, or compel witnesses to answer questions.
"We make this request because of ABA's respect for the rule of law and due process under law", Carlson wrote.
"I'm very concerned about this because the White House should not be allowed to micromanage an FBI investigation", Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who sits on the judiciary committee, told CNN.
Flake, a key Republican swing vote, was the center of attention on Friday as he conferred with longtime friend and Democratic Sen. Fain said he "absolutely" denies the allegation and called for an investigation. In a tweet, Candace Faber said Republican state Sen Joe Fain sexually assaulted her in 2007 the night she graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
"Though Kavanaugh denied during his hearing that he had ever drank to the point of blacking out, several of his old Yale classmates have accused Kavanaugh of lying during the hearing, telling news outlets they recall him drinking heavily". He denies all the claims.
Both Kavanaugh and Ford testified separately before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday.
A lawyer for another accuser, Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh's who asserted that the judge exposed his genitals to her during a dorm party, said Saturday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had contacted him about talking with Ramirez.