Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

FBI's Kavanaugh Report Is Done, and White House Is Confident

FBI's Kavanaugh Report Is Done, and White House Is Confident

In a poll released Wednesday by NPR, Marist and PBS Newshour, 47 percent of respondents said they had a negative view of Kavanaugh versus 36 percent who said they view the judge positively.

Three key Republican senators condemned Trump's remarks.

Imitating her testimony, Mr Trump said: "What neighbourhood was it in?" At his first Supreme Court confirmation hearing, September 4, he portrayed himself as a neutral arbiter of the law who is above politics, telling the Judiciary Committee that the Supreme Court "must never be viewed as a partisan institution".

At a White House briefing, Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defended his remarks in MS and said he was not concerned the comments may have jeopardized the votes of key senators.

Flake condemned Trump's remarks on Wednesday, calling them "kind of appalling".

White House spokesman Raj Shah says senators "have been given ample time to review this seventh background investigation" into Kavanaugh, who denies accusations of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college.

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism from fellow Republicans after he mocked a woman who says she was assaulted by his Supreme Court nominee.

"All of us need to keep in mind there's a few people that are on the fence right now. They are not angels", Trump said hinting that there were a lot of skeletons against the Democratic senators who are opposing Kavanaugh.

"And a man's life is in tatters", Mr Trump added.

Division only grew when Donald Trump mocked the psychology professor's testimony at a fiery rally in MS earlier this week.

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The FBI did not include any conclusions as to whether Ford or Kavanaugh was telling the truth.

Michael Bromwich, one of Blasey Ford's attorneys, slammed "a vicious, vile and soulless attack" on his client. But he has sounded less convinced each time he has addressed the subject. It'll be the first White House press briefing she has held since September 10.

Trump stirred the furious backlash when, at a MS election rally late Tuesday, he ridiculed Blasey Ford's accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982, when both attended elite private high schools in suburban Washington. "He's pointing out factual inconsistencies", said Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president.

"This is another part of their moving the goal posts, which is happening at the speed of light at this point", said Carrie Severino, chief counsel for the Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative advocacy group. "Vote him up or down". Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. A final vote is expected on Saturday. Vice President Mike Pence, who would be brought in to break a tie, is due to campaign Monday in Texas for both Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Pete Sessions, but officials with both campaigns braced for changes.

Senate Democrats are disputing Republicans' suggestion that there's been no "whiff" of any inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's previous background checks.

Democrats contend the investigation has not been expanded to sufficient potential witnesses.

A simple majority of 51 votes will be needed for Kavanaugh's nomination to advance.

Kavanaugh is accused of sexually assaulting a woman decades ago when the two were in high school.

Kavanaugh's fate will be on the line for the second straight Thursday, as senators begin reading the results of thesupplemental background check compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation a week after Christine Blasey Ford accused the nominee of sexual assault in the most politically charged hearing in decades. The letter will be sent to the Senate on Thursday. Smyth and Leland Keyser.

That claim was further called into question Tuesday after the New York Times published a copy of a letter written by Kavanaugh in 1983 where he warned his friends of the danger of eviction from a beachfront condo they had rented for the weekend.

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