Leaving the hearing on Friday, Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL, 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.
They returned after agreeing on the need for a limited FBI investigation of the sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh.
Republicans later called the White House to discuss the scope of the probe, the person said.
"The White House isn't intervening", Sanders said.
Coons and Flake met in a tiny hallway outside the Senate meeting, and as other members of the committee got involved in the discussions, the two squeezed into "literally a phone booth that we can barely fit in" to continue discussions with another senator, Coons said.
"It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation's most powerful judges", Ludington said, adding that he planned to "take my information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation".
Brett Kavanaugh's angry denunciation of Senate Democrats at his confirmation hearing could reinforce views of the Supreme Court as a political institution at a time of stark partisan division and when the court already is sharply split between liberals and conservatives. Ramirez has alleged that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s.
Ford said she feared that she would be raped and accidentally killed.
On Friday, Flake and Sen.
Trump later returned to her, and she questioned him for several minutes. Trump Jr. tells DailyMail TV that he found the situation "scary" and that lives could be ruined by false claims.
One of his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, testified before Congress last week. Now the registered Republican and experienced sex crimes prosecutor is arguing in a five-page memo to Senate Republicans, reported by the Washington Post, that Ford's allegation is inconsistent and that she therefore doesn't think a "reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee".
According to GoFundMe, the donation was made last Sunday, September 23, though Ford's appearance in front of the Senate Judiciary committee didn't take place until this Thursday. Mitchell argues that that there are inconsistencies in Ford's narrative and says no one has corroborated her account.
Additionally, a former Yale classmate of Kavanaugh's yesterday released a statement saying he was "deeply troubled" by the nominee's efforts to downplay his drinking in his youth. Charles "Chad" Ludington, who now teaches at North Carolina State University, said he was a friend of Kavanaugh's at Yale and that Kavanaugh was "a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker".
The FBI has begun investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by an intoxicated Kavanaugh in high school and college, allegations the appeals court judge flatly denies. He also says Kavanaugh was often belligerent and aggressive when drunk.
At least three women have accused Kavanaugh of years-ago misconduct.
"Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them", she wrote.