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Dick Durbin to Brett Kavanaugh: Call for FBI probe

Dick Durbin to Brett Kavanaugh: Call for FBI probe

"Kavanaugh additionally said that after facing what he insists are false allegations, he now "[fears] for the future", adding that because of what Democratic senators have "unleashed", he may never be able to teach law or coach girls' basketball again. "It's up to the president of the United States, and his failure to ask for an FBI investigation, in my view, is tantamount to a cover-up". The case of Kavanaugh, though, presents significant challenges.

Delay, delay, delay. That's all they want, because their goal is to do anything and everything to smear any nominee - anyone - and block Republicans from appointing another justice to the Supreme Court. This morning, the Judiciary Committee reported out Judge Kavanaugh favorably. "Because they're afraid of what they'll find out".

"I will cooperate with any law enforcement agency that is assigned to confidentially investigate these allegations", Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge said.

The latest unexpected twist came after a long day of testimony on Thursday by an agitated and sometimes tearfulKavanaugh, who defended his honor and integrity, and an emotional Christine Blasey Ford, who fought back tears as she told senators how Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her in high school while he was drunk.

Judge and others will have a strong incentive to tell the truth. First, because it's a crime to lie to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"My client, Patrick J. Smyth, is happy to cooperate fully with this FBI investigation", said attorney Eric B. Bruce.

Once the White House gives Congress the FBI's report, lawmakers might decide to hold a hearing or change their vote.

One difference is what the people involved are willing to say now. They have a way of doing that. "They take unusual turns".

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The scope of what the FBI will investigate was not immediately clear. "It took courage to take a stand and call for a one-week FBI investigation to get to the bottom of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh". But-in a politically sound but preposterous twist-Republican leadership and spokespeople are also professing to believe Ford's story about her assault, with one caveat: She must be misremembering the person (s) who did it.

"Infinitely inspired by the bravery of Dr. Ford and the survivors who stand in defiance of evil". A rating of unanimously well-qualified from the American Bar Association. Judge was alleged by Ford to have been in the room during her assault.

Flake is joined by Democratic Senators Chris Coons (D-Delaware) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) in proposing the one-week investigation. Kavanaugh has denied any Ford's claims as well as claims from two other women. I'm not expecting them to vote yes. but not to complain that an FBI investigation has not occurred.

The White House said it was also engaging with wavering GOP senators, but provided few details.

Actress/Comedian Natasha Rothwell, taking aim at US Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, who prompted the delay in Kavanaugh's confirmation vote so the FBI further investigate the allegations, tweeted Friday: "I refuse to applaud someone for stopping just short of doing the right thing".

It happened after Flake had already said that he would vote "yes" for Kavanaugh - without strings attached. He said that investigation should be limited "to the current allegations that are there". Flake voted "aye" on the deadline. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) are widely considered the most likely to reject Kavanaugh in the final vote. Trump said he would defer to them.

"So, this is a nomination that deserves to move forward - and that is precisely what is happening".

"Well, it's not up to you", said Blumenthal.

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