Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

These three undecided Republicans will decide if Kavanaugh gets on Supreme Court

These three undecided Republicans will decide if Kavanaugh gets on Supreme Court

Democrats also say they fear the FBI is ignoring anti-Kavanaugh tips rolling in on the bureau's hotline, and several of Judge Kavanaugh's accusers questioned whether the investigation is robust enough to get to the bottom of his behavior three decades ago.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will once again be the scene of a national drama Friday as its members prepare to vote on President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He has denied every accusation.

Kavanaugh strongly denies the accusation, but President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have instructed the FBI to investigate it and any other "credible allegations" against him.

In an email obtained by CNN, Catherine Claypoole, the associate dean and dean for academic and faculty affairs at the Harvard Law School, informs students that Kavanaugh "indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered". It was not immediately clear if Kavanaugh dropped out due to anticipation that he would be serving on the Supreme Court. "That issue supersedes all the others", Schumer said Tuesday.

Kavanaugh has emphatically denied Ford's allegation that he sexually assaulted her at a gathering when they were teens. Vice-President Mike Pence would break any 50-50 tie in Kavanaugh's favour.

"I've seen that person in [a] very, very bad situation - somewhat compromising. and you know I think it is very unfair to bring up things like this", he said. What if Kavanaugh got drunk, attacked Ford and later didn't remember that he did it? He has previously said he doesn't recall the events recounted by Ford.

But in the memo, Mitchell also argued that Ford "has no memory of key details of the night in question - details that could help corroborate her account", nor has Ford given a consistent account of the alleged assault. She said he pinned her to a bed, attempted to forcibly remove her clothes and prevented her from screaming.

The Times also reported Sunday that a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh has accused him of a "blatant mischaracterization" of his drinking, which the judge downplayed in the Senate hearing.

Ford admitted she hasn't always been sure of when specifically the alleged attack occurred, but said that establishing Judge's time of employment at the Safeway store would narrow the timeframe.

Under pressure from opposition Democrats and a handful of his own Republicans, Trump on Friday ordered a fresh FBI investigation into allegations of Kavanaugh's misconduct during his youth.

Asked if he had a message for young women, Trump said it's a "great time for women".

The Senate confirmation hearing is not a trial, noted Mitchell, but she said she provided her assessment based on a legal context.

"I - passed out would be - no, but I've gone to sleep, but - but I've never blacked out", Kavanaugh said.

Murkowski joined other undecided senators who backed Sen.

Ford's lawyers, Michael Bromwich and Debra Katz, also questioned an apparent Federal Bureau of Investigation decision not to interview Kavanaugh, and expressed concern that the agency was not following up on witnesses and evidence they identified for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On the first, Kavanaugh clearly told the Senate he drank in high school and college. Ludington said Kavanaugh cursed at the man, and that Kavanaugh's friend, basketball player Chris Dudley, threw a glass in the face of the guy they thought was Campbell.

■Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate will vote this week on whether to elevate Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh would replace Anthony Kennedy, who he once served as a law clerk, on the top court.

Trump expanded on the subject of the allegations against Kavanaugh by saying that the men of the nation are now under constant threat of false accusations.

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