Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump's Mocking Of Blasey Ford Adds Fuel To Kavanaugh Nomination Fire

Trump's Mocking Of Blasey Ford Adds Fuel To Kavanaugh Nomination Fire

In the meantime, senators and a small number of top aides would be allowed to read the papers in a secure room in the Capitol complex. Senators are not supposed to divulge the contents of the agency's background reports.

The report was arriving at a Capitol palpably tense over the political stakes of the nomination fight and from aggressive anti-Kavanaugh protesters who have rattled and reportedly harassed senators. Flake has not said how he will vote if the nomination comes up this week. "The American people are sick of the display that's been put on here in the United States Senate in the guise of a confirmation process".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a rare press briefing today to insist President Donald Trump did not mock Christine Blasey Ford, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, the previous night at a MS campaign rally.

"I wonder about the wisdom, as much as the crowd loved it, I wonder about the wisdom tactically of him doing that". "You're not helping", Trump ally Sen.

That "small loan of a million dollars" that Trump says his dad gave him to launch his business empire? Now the New York Department of Taxation is "vigorously pursuing" a review of the Trumps' activities.

Fox News cites a source as saying the FBI is preparing to conclude its investigation into misconduct allegations against Mr Kavanaugh within the next day.

Officials were expected to be sending the Federal Bureau of Investigation report to the Senate Judiciary Committee later Wednesday.

The Democrats said the information in the tweet is "not accurate, " urging the GOP to correct it. The committee stands by its statement, which is completely truthful.

In separate interviews, Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of ME, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - all considered swing votes on Kavanaugh - took issue with comments the president made the night before at a political rally in MS that drew laughs from his supporters. Lisa Murkowski called them "wholly inappropriate".

"There's no time and no place for remarks like that", he said on NBC's Today show.

Two Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, are yet to declare their intentions. "We will not be intimated by these people".

"Standard procedures often need to be modified for nonstandard situations", Klain said.

Trump: "How many years ago was?"

Following Ford's testimony last Thursday, Trump called her a "very credible witness". "But I had one beer that's the only thing I remember"'.

Ford testified before the Senate judiciary committee in Washington on September 27.

Flake was instrumental last Friday in getting Trump to order an FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, nominated by Trump for a lifetime job on the top us court.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News that "the president is pointing out factual inconsistencies. As to how she presented herself: very well, very articulate, even President Trump commended her as to how she presented herself, and Judge Kavanaugh is going to be Matt Damon on "Saturday Night Live" for the rest of his life", Zaid said.

President Donald Trump kisses Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, after introducing her at a rally. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegations.

The FBI has interviewed Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh who Ford said was in the bedroom where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her.

Late last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard from both Kavanaugh, and Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her down on a bed and groped her against her will at a high school gathering in 1982. "We are profoundly disappointed that after the tremendous sacrifice she made in coming forward, those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth".

Graham doubled down on his recommendation that Trump renominate Kavanaugh if the Senate fails to confirm him, which the SC senator said would turn November's midterms into a referendum on the vacant Supreme Court seat. By Monday, he was highlighting gaps in Ford's memory.

Ramirez has said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they both attended Yale University.

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