Published: Tue, October 02, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

New poll on Kavanaugh tells Republicans what they don't want to hear

New poll on Kavanaugh tells Republicans what they don't want to hear

"'You've known me a very long time and I was raped as a child and I have never told anyone before right now, and I'm sharing it with you, '" the DE senator said. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations.

But Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, has not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation since Trump on Friday ordered the agency to take another look at the nominee's background, according to a member of Ford's team. The full Senate was scheduled to vote Tuesday on Kavanaugh, who now sits on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, though that could be scuttled if a lengthier investigation is launched into the allegations against him.

"NBC News incorrectly reported (as usual) that I was limiting the FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh, and witnesses, only to certain people", Trump wrote on Twitter.

President Donald Trump says he wants a "comprehensive" FBI investigation of the sexual assault accusations against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. But a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination has been delayed following allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in high school. Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate by a narrow 51-49 margin.

"However, whatever the senators want is okay with me", he said.


Trump also says he thinks Kavanaugh spoke "very conclusively" and "very well" during his testimony last week, but says he was surprised by how vocal Kavanaugh was describing his alcohol use and how much he likes beer.

Questions emerged over the weekend about the scope of the FBI investigation, which the Judiciary Committee sought on Friday after it approved Kavanaugh's nomination along party lines, sending the matter to the full Senate.

"None of us wanted to look as if the court couldn't do its job", she said.

At one point, an emotional Kavanaugh called the confirmation process "a national disgrace" and said the furor had "destroyed my family and my good name".

Speaking at a White House Rose Garden event Monday, Trump told reporters that he continues to support Kavanaugh.


Flake said he was in close touch with McGahn's office to ensure the investigation is thorough. But he also wants the FBI to investigate the charges from Christine Blasey Ford and as many as two other accusers.

Roche also said he believed Deborah Ramirez, another Yale classmate who claimed sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

Earlier on Saturday, before leaving for the rally, Mr Trump struck an optimistic tone about Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation, saying an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him that the White House and the Republican Party previously resisted could be a "blessing in disguise".

Mitchell is a Phoenix-based sex crimes prosecutor Republicans hired to question Christine Blasey Ford about her claims against Kavanaugh during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week.


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