White House not 'micromanaging' Kavanaugh probe

White House not 'micromanaging' Kavanaugh probe

He has vehemently denied all allegations.

The source reiterated that the agents would make no conclusion about what witnesses tell them and would hand their results over to the White House, which is standard protocol in similar background investigations. "The job of assessing and investigating a nominee's qualifications in order to decide whether to consent to the nomination is ours, and ours alone", Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) recently wrote in a letter to his Democratic Judiciary Committee colleagues.

Flake's last-minute decision to force an extended FBI investigation of Kavanaugh wasn't what most Republicans wanted, but it could end up easing the way for the nominee's Supreme Court confirmation, columnist Carl Hulse says.

"Dr. Ford has named three people other than Judge Kavanaugh who attended the party- Mark Judge, Patrick "PJ" Smyth, and her lifelong friend Leland Keyser (née Ingham)".

" 'She has agreed to cooperate with their investigation, ' Ramirez attorney John Clune said in a statement".

As the fresh review unfolded, the prosecutor who was brought in by Republicans to handle questioning at last week's hearing outlined in a new memo why she did not believe criminal charges would be brought against Kavanaugh if it were a criminal case rather than a Supreme Court confirmation process.

Further, Ford claimed that anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder from the attack left her unable to fly, but she does that regularly, to visit family, to vacation, and more. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the process. He also says he stands by Kavanaugh.

In an interview with CNN, Lynn Brookes - the former roommate of Deborah Ramirez, who accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a Yale party - asserted she was "extremely disappointed" in the judge's "blatant lying". The consent for a fresh probe was a concession by the Trump administration and Republicans who had strongly contended that Kavanaugh had been thoroughly vetted numerous times. To which Trump said: "That's OK, I know you're not thinking. You see what's happening right now", Trump said at a rally with thousands of supporters in West Virginia.

"When I say and come out with very, very strong statements about the media, I'm talking about the fake news media".

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'With that being said, I'd like it to go quickly'.

Questions about the scope of the FBI investigation emerged over the weekend amid reports that Senate Republicans were working with the White House to contain the number of witnesses and the allegations to be investigated.

Trump suggested "there are bad reports on everybody" present in the Rose Garden.

In relaunching its background check, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will again play an investigatory role.

The investigators will compile information about Mr Kavanaugh's past and provide their findings to the White House and include the information in Mr Kavanaugh's background file, which is available to senators.

"The White House counsel has allowed the Senate to dictate what these terms look like and what the scope of the investigation is", she said. She said she managed to escape after Judge jumped on them, sending them tumbling and giving her an opportunity to get out of the room.

At face value, the fact that opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination has gone up in the wake of his testimony won't help persuade on-the-fence senators.

Donald Trump Jr. has five children and suggested he feared "my sons" would be most negatively impacted by similar he-said, she-said allegations.