Published: Fri, October 05, 2018
Health Care | By Edgar Pierce

Who Talked To The FBI In The Kavanaugh Case - And Who Didn't?

Who Talked To The FBI In The Kavanaugh Case - And Who Didn't?

But The Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday that Leland Keyser was being pressured by "allies" of Dr. Ford to change her statement on the allegation against Kavanaugh.

A friend of Christine Blasey Ford told FBI investigators that she felt pressured to clarify her original statement regarding an alleged sexual assault involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Jessica Cathcart, a 24-year-old from California, says university professor Christine Blasey Ford inspired her to speak up about her own sexual assault, which took place when she was in high school.

But Republicans moved forward with plans for a key procedural vote on Friday and a final vote on Saturday on confirming the conservative federal appeals judge for a lifetime job on the top USA court.

Furore over Kavanaugh's nomination has overshadowed next month's midterm elections in which control of Congress by Trump's Republican Party could be at stake.

"I've now received a committee staff briefing on the FBI's supplement to Judge Kavanaugh's background investigation file", he said.

Three Republican senators are considered undecided: Senators Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, and Lisa Murkowski. Both said they wanted the FBI investigation, and both denounced Trump's mockery of Ford this week in Mississippi.

The White House reviewed new interviews conducted by the FBI in its investigation of sexual assault allegations against the man US President Donald Trump wants to secure a conservative majority on the court for the coming decades.

Hawley wants investigation of Democrats over Kavanaugh; Sen. Feinstein responds
We simply can't", Flake, who is retiring as a senator in January, told an event in Washington hosted by The Atlantic magazine. Feinstein has said she did not reveal the allegations to her Senate colleagues because of Ford's request for confidentiality.

She said the report was "very limited" and "it looks to be a product of an incomplete investigation". Just one physical copy of the report will be available, and only to senators and 10 committee staffers cleared to view the material. Republican Senate candidates in Missouri and Montana have made the Supreme Court fight part of their campaign message and released television ads referencing it.

A spokesman for Hassan declined to comment Wednesday night.

Republican senators were harassed by protesters last week, after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate, with some of the protesters funded by wealthy liberal organizations.

Senator Joe Manchin, the only remaining undecided Democrat, said he would finish reading the report this morning.

"The most notable part of this report is what's not in it", Feinstein said, noting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not interview Kavanaugh himself or Christine Blasey Ford, the university professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 1982. One is Mark Judge, who the professor says was in the room when Kavanaugh lay on top of her, ground his body against hers and covered her mouth to keep her from screaming.

Demonstrators wait in-line to enter Hart Senate Office Building for a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The sharply partisan battle became an intense political drama when Ford and two other women emerged to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 1980s when he was in high school and college. Kavanaugh strongly denies the allegations and says he has never sexually assaulted anyone.

The FBI probe, triggered after Mr Kavanaugh and Prof Ford delivered emotional testimonies on Capitol Hill last week, reportedly talked to nine people, including Ms Ramirez. At times, my testimony-both in my opening statement and in response to questions-reflected my overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused, without corroboration, of frightful conduct completely contrary to my record and character. "I might have been too emotional at times", Kavanaugh wrote. "And of course one of the underpinnings of the law is for people to believe the rule of law is fair, and it's not weighted one way or another, not weighted Democrat or Republican, male or female".

Notably absent was Kavanaugh's other named accuser, Julie Swetnick, or anyone connected to her claim of seeing him grope women while drunk at parties. The closely guarded collection of interviews is celebrated by Republican leaders as concrete proof that Kavanaugh did not harass or abuse women.

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